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  • Arrival of eighth aircraft completes unit's newly assigned fleet

    The Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing reached a key moment in their mission-conversion efforts when the unit's eighth newly-assigned C-130H Hercules aircraft arrived at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, Oct. 15, 2014.The Flying Yankees began their ongoing conversion process from C-21 aircraft operations to the current C-130H
  • Signs of support from members of the community

    As Guardsmen leave Bradley Air National Guard Base, they see two signs that are prominently displayed on the property across the street. One sign's message is "Aim High...Fly, Fight, Win," and the other sign includes an American flag and the message, "CT Residents Thank You For Your Service." The signs belong to Fillmore Express Inc., a small
  • Exchange Senior Enlisted Advisor visits Bradley Air National Guard Base

    The Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited Bradley Air National Guard Base on Sept. 18. During his visit, Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson toured Exchange facilities and talked with Airmen about how the Exchange can better serve them."One of the best parts of my job as Senior Enlisted Advisor is connecting with
  • Chief, National Guard Bureau visit Flying Yankees for town hall discussion

    The Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Gen. Frank J. Grass visited the members of the 103rd Airlift Wing at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut, Sept. 6, 2014. During his visit he toured the base and received an update on the Flying Yankee's ongoing conversion to the C-130H Hercules aircraft. The day ended with a town hall
  • Suspicious package exercise delivers unit readiness

    The Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing conducted their annual suspicious package exercise with a focus on mail-handling procedures and response actions taken by first responders on Aug. 14, 2014, at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut."The scenario included the tracking of a suspicious package in the mail as it worked its way
  • Milestones aplenty for the Hercules and the Flying Yankees

    The C-130 Hercules aircraft will turn 60-years-old on Aug. 23, 2014, and the Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing are projected to receive the unit's eighth and final C-130H within a month, marking an important milestone for operations at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Connecticut."There is no aircraft in aviation history -- either
  • Airmen earn degrees and unlock their future

    Thirteen Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing walked across the stage during a commencement ceremony receiving their Community College of the Air Force diplomas during the drill weekend at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn., Aug. 3, 2014. Many family members and fellow Airmen attended the graduation, and Col. Jose D. Torres-Laboy
  • Scouting out the Hercules

    Cub Scouts from Troop 18 in Killingworth, Connecticut arrived at Bradley Air Nation Guard Base in East Granby, Connecticut for a special tour of a C-130H Hercules aircraft, assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing, on Aug. 4, 2014. The small troop of approximately ten children was allowed a unique opportunity to walk out to the flightline and see
  • Flying Yankees do the heavy lifting

    The 118th Airlift Squadron dropped their very first "heavy" last Wednesday, July 23, 2014, over "bean bag drop zone" at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts. As part of the 103rd Airlift Wing, the squadron has been performing these training drops every week since the beginning of June to reach the goal of dropping a heavy."It's