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  • 103rd Flying Yankees Hockey

    The 103rd Airlift Wing’s “Flying Yankees” hockey team, better known as the “Greatest Show On Ice”, started the season facing-off against the 104th Fighter Wing’s Barnestormers.

  • 100 years of the Flying Yankees

    The Flying Yankees have a proud history of service to the United States and the State of Connecticut. Our story began on 1 November 1923, when the 118th Observation Squadron was federally recognized as the nation’s 11th National Guard unit. From World War II to the War Against Terror, the Flying

  • The first sergeant is here to help

    Whether an airman is going through a crisis at 2 o’clock in the afternoon or 2 o’clock in the morning, it is the first sergeant’s job to be available to provide support. In other words, the first sergeant, or “first shirt” as they are informally referred to in the Air Force, is always on call. In an

  • Connecticut Guard upgrades C-130H fleet

    The Connecticut Air National Guard, home of the 103rd Airlift Wing ‘Flying Yankees’, is upgrading its fleet of C-130H Hercules aircraft. The first of seven H3 model C-130s arrived at Bradley Air National Guard Base in June 2021. The H3s will replace the Connecticut Guard’s current fleet of aircraft,

  • 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.

  • JROTC cadets become Flying Yankees for day

    Libbey, a Cadet Colonel in Torrington High School Junior ROTC, and her fellow cadets toured Bradley and flew on a C-130 during a refueling mission with the 103rd Operations Group.

  • 103rd’s newest facility ensures wing meets increasing global demands

    The brand-new Small Air Terminal’s front doors swung open as Airmen en route to a deployment for training formed the first processing line May 3, 2019 at Bradley Air National Guard Base, Conn. After 12 years and 10 facility changes, the 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron finally began work in their

  • 103rd Chapel Team Expands Capabilities

    Starting in January, the 103rd Airlift Wing chapel team began using a new versatile piece of equipment to expand their support capabilities to the Airmen in the unit.