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  • Aiming for enhanced readiness with a base-wide exercise

    Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Connecticut went on lockdown mid-morning on July 30, 2014, as part of an active-shooter response exercise conducted by the 103rd Airlift Wing. According to Lt. Col. James Guerrera, anti-terrorism officer for the 103rd Airlift Wing, the exercise is an annual requirement for the wing to practice
  • Air drop training on target for heavier loads

    A C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing jettisoned two sets of container delivery systems as part of a training exercise over Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 12, 2014.The mission was to drop four container delivery systems using high-velocity parachutes, said Tech. Sgt. Robert Ewings, an
  • Horses to homecomings

    The sun shone bright on the backs of horses, sleek and shiny from careful grooming. They grazed contentedly in their fields as cars began to pull in, children's eager faces glued to car windows, watching the animals with fascination. They were arriving to participate in the Horses to Homecoming program, held in Avon, Conn., June 21, 2014.Horses to
  • Marksmen compete at the national level

    The 43rd Winston P. Wilson Championship, an annual championship for best marksman in the National Guard, took place this past May at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, North Little Rock, Ark.This year's competition was the first year members of the 103rd Security Forces Squadron formed a team to represent the Connecticut National Guard, competing with 86
  • Bradley's Honor Guard recognized as program of the year!

    The 103rd Airlift Wing's Base Honor Guard program was recognized as the Base Honor Guard Program of the Year for the region by Hanscom Air Force Base. The 103rd Airlift Wing's Honor Guard supports the honor guard program there, as do a number of other Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units all across New England and New York, by providing
  • Successful deployment shapes future training for all ACS units

    Airmen from the 103rd Air Control Squadron deployed to the National Guard Training Center in Sea Girt, N.J., June 8 - 18, where they successfully established remote connectivity to specific simulation systems located in Connecticut, an achievement that, according to unit leadership, had never been accomplished before by any air control squadron.The
  • Deployed training enables Airmen from CT, KY to increase proficiency

    Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard, and 123rd Airlift Wing, Kentucky ANG, deployed to the Combat Readiness Training Center here to participate in cooperative Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft maintenance training June 23 through June 27.This training deployment also marked the first opportunity to conduct an organic
  • Chiefs Gould and Gallant are ready for the challenge

    The Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing said farewell to Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Edward Gould and welcomed Chief Master Sgt. Robert Gallant who was hand-picked to serve as the wing's new command chief May 4,2014.Gould departed the organization to serve as the new Connecticut Joint Force Headquarters Command Chief Master Sgt., filling the void
  • New AMC commander visits Bradley

    Gen. Darren W. McDew, who took command of Air Mobility Command in early May, visited the Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn., May 27, 2014.McDew is the 11th commander of AMC and leads all Mobility Air Forces comprised of civilian, active-duty, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve forces. The
  • Flying Yankee Warrior Day breeds friendly competition and teamwork

    The Airmen of the 103rd Airlift Wing gathered at what was once the base softball field to engage each other in a unit-wide contest of physical fitness and skill during the second annual Flying Yankee Warrior Day May 3, 2014. This year, the winning team was the 103rd Security Forces Squadron, commanded by Maj. Chris Pagoni. "The security forces
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