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  • 103rd Security Forces competes in 2021 Connecticut SWAT Challenge

    After a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 103rd Security Forces Squadron competed in a field of two dozen teams from civilian and military law enforcement agencies at the Connecticut SWAT Challenge, Aug. 16-19, 2021.
  • Connecticut Air Guard welcomes local Civil Air Patrol cadets

    The Connecticut Air National Guard’s 103rd Airlift Wing welcomed cadets from local Civil Air Patrol units for a tour of Bradley Air National Guard Base on Aug. 13, 2021.
  • Connecticut Air Guard trains with TSA, State Police

    The 103rd Security Forces Squadron partnered with the Transportation Security Administration and Connecticut State Police to test Bradley Air National Guard Base’s response to a drone incursion Aug. 5.
  • 103rd develops future tactical airlift operations at Sentry Storm 2021

    Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing helped develop future C-130H Hercules tactical airlift operations during exercise Sentry Storm 2021. The exercise was hosted by the West Virginia Air National Guard July 18-23 at Camp Branch in Logan County, Yeager Airport in Charleston, and Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport in Martinsburg.
  • Resilience with a “cup of joe”

    Military chaplains lend a listening ear to service members who want to talk about the issues that they are faced with. Thanks to a donation from Holy Joe’s Café, a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, members of the Connecticut Military Department can have these conversations over a hot cup of coffee.
  • 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, which consists of H1 models.
  • Pride Month Highlight: Tech. Sgt. John Testa, third-generation Airman

    In February 2009, John Testa became a third-generation Airman when he joined the Connecticut Air National Guard.
  • Connecticut Defender Honors the Fallen While Deployed During Police Week

    Tech. Sgt. Marvin Perez volunteered to spearhead the 2021 Al Dhafra Air Base National Police Week opening breakfast. The event was held on Monday, May 10, 2021 in the Dining Facility on base.
  • CT Guard Airmen featured in recruiting ad

    Growing up, 1st Lt. Alexandra Pagoni and 2nd Lt. Jeremi Johnson remember seeing military recruiting commercials on television. Neither of them ever imagined that they would one day be featured in one.
  • Faced with challenges, first-time deployers seek growth

    In May 2021, members of the 103rd Air Control Squadron deployed to multiple locations in Southwest Asia and the United States in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Mission Resolute Support. Despite being faced with challenges, first-time deployers Staff Sgt. Jalisse Vazquez and 2nd Lt. Ryan Ordille see their deployment as an opportunity for professional growth