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  • 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

  • Ten Tankers Launched from 171st in One Day

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. -- Ten KC-135 aircraft were launched in a single day by the 171st on Oct. 25, 2022, making it one of the busiest days for flying at the unit on record.The ten aircraft were supporting a wide variety of different missions all over the country and globally.Typically, a day of flying at

  • DC Air Guard conducts readiness exercise

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. – The District of Columbia Air National Guard’s 113th Wing participated in a four-day readiness exercise during the regularly scheduled drill, which started March 17 at Joint Base Andrews.The inspector general team evaluated the wing’s ability to survive and operate in a

  • 171st Air Refueling Wing certifies 911th Airlift Wing TCCC instructors

    Coraopolis, Pa -- The 171st Air Refueling Wing hosted 11 members from the 911th Airlift Wing Aerospace Evacuation Squadron in a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course on March 16, 2022. The 171st is well on its way to training all 171st Guardsmen in the All Service Members portion of TCCC by April

  • Pennsylvania Guard's 171st ARW refuels Navy E-2D aircraft

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing completed a groundbreaking mission, refueling U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes.While this is not the first time these Navy planes have been refueled midair by the U.S. Air Force, the operation is relatively new, with

  • Pa. Air National Guardsmen aid in search and rescue mission at sea

    Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Pittsburgh were at the tip of the spear during a search and rescue mission in the Western Pacific Ocean when a fishing boat with seven fisherman on board capsized about 900 miles southwest of Guam, Nov. 21, 2017.