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  • Pennsylvania Maintainers Conduct Two-Week Training Exercise

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen with the 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron’s Deployable Instrument Landing System Team completed a two-week annual training exercise June 16.The exercise focused on the squadron’s newest equipment, the AN/TRN-50 Deployable Instrument Landing

  • Pennsylvania Air Guard Enhances Ops at Iron Keystone Exercise

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. – Nearly all Airmen assigned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s three wings participated in Exercise Iron Keystone 2024 across the commonwealth, with more than 90 from the 193rd Special Operations Wing taking part at a simulated forward operating base in northern New York.“Iron

  • Pennsylvania Air National Guardsman Honors the Fallen

    PITTSBURGH - An Airman from the 171st Air Refueling Wing honors fallen veterans by cleaning headstones and placing wreaths on their graves during the holiday season.Tech Sgt. Robert Hasenflu, an aircraft mechanic at the 171st ARW, has volunteered for the past six years to support the efforts of

  • Fit-to-fight Airmen compete in 111th ATKW Commander’s Cup

    BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Pa. -- Game was on during October’s regularly scheduled drill (RSD) as the 111th Attack Wing held a Commander’s Cup here on Oct. 14, 2023.Tug of war, a sprint medley, pull-ups, volleyball, basketball, corn hole, and weightlifting made up the events. Each squadron at

  • 111th ATKW welcomes its first female commander

    BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, PA -- For the first time in its 80-year history, the 111th Attack Wing welcomed a female commander, Col. Lynn M. Lee. Lee assumed command of the 111ATKW from Col. Deane Thomey during a ceremony here on September 9, 2023.“It’s bittersweet to leave because this is the

  • Pennsylvania Airmen Forge New Paths in Exercise Iron Keystone

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. - In a display of unity and innovation, 150 Airmen from the three Pennsylvania Air National Guard wings converged for the groundbreaking Exercise Iron Keystone, held from Aug. 3 - 6. This landmark exercise marked the first joint endeavor among the wings, signaling a powerful

  • Crew Chief Dad Marshals Daughter's First Flight

    CORAOPOLIS, PA -- Megan Hirlehey wanted to be a pilot ever since she came to the base for family day as a kid with her dad Kevin Clancy, a Master Sergeant in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.“This is kind of the last thing I’m hanging around for, because I’m 38 and a half years in,” said

  • Pennsylvania Air Guard Gets New Special Ops Aircraft

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 193rd Special Operations Wing accepted a new MC-130J Commando II military aircraft during a July 27 ceremony.The 193rd SOW is the first — and currently the only — ANG unit to receive the MC-130J Commando II mission, a core, flagship mission of

  • Pennsylvania Air Guard Hosts Lithuanian Air Force Leaders

    HORSHAM, Pa. - Strategic planning, capability sharing and future cooperation were the focus when leaders of the Lithuanian Air Force and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 111th Attack Wing met at Biddle Air National Guard Base March 20.Col. Antanas Matutis, Lithuanian Air Force commander,  and