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  • Nick Frederico: Pilot, Guardsman and future doctor

    Nick Frederico’s journey, from earning his pilot’s license at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to earning a medical degree from UConn, to now training to become an aerospace medicine specialist in the Guard, is a path less trodden.
  • 103rd hosts blood drive

    Ingrained in the Air National Guard’s domestic operations mission is a dedication to serving local communities. This dedication was on full display during an American Red Cross blood drive hosted by the 103rd Airlift Wing at Bradley Air National Guard Base, Conn.
  • CT Guardsmen sharpen tactical skills at CT SWAT Challenge

    Connecticut National Guardsmen put their tactical skills and physical prowess to the test this year during the 15th Annual Connecticut SWAT Challenge.
  • Deployment Discovery Day

    Husband and wife, Jacob and Brooke Cournoyer smiled as they drew large, red, white and blue block letters on a poster board. The letters read “Welcome Home.”
  • Conn. Air National Guard showcases global reach in Greenland

    The Air National Guard is known to be a force that is ready to respond to domestic emergencies. These proven capabilities range from natural disaster relief to civil disturbance operations. However, the scope of the Air National Guard’s federal mission, which calls for Air Guardsmen to serve in various nations around the world, is lesser known.
  • Female Airman thrives despite doubt

    Female service in the U.S. military dates back to long before women were first legally allowed to enlist in 1917. In fact, as early as the beginning of the Revolutionary War in 1775, women were serving as nurses and cooks in military camps. However, it wasn’t until July 8, 1948, that the first female, Sgt. Esther Blake, was allowed to enlist in the Air Force as a part of what was then known as the Women’s Air Force.
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