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  • Air National Guard Defenders host Cold Weather Operations Course

    DULUTH, Minn. -- 50 Air National Guard Security Forces personnel from 15 states gathered at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota, from January 8-19, 2024, for a two-week Cold Weather Operations Course. “Given the complexities of the global security landscape, it is imperative that our Defenders

  • Connecticut Guard Helps Build Homes for Native Veterans

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Engineers from various squadrons of the 103rd Airlift Wing worked on building homes for disabled Cherokee veterans June 26 – July 7.The work is part of the multi-year rotational project known as the Cherokee Veterans Housing Initiative, which provides training for the Airmen and

  • 103rd LRS wins ARC Air Transportation Activity of the Year

    BRADLEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Conn. -- The 103rd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Connecticut Air National Guard, was awarded the Air Reserve Component Air Transportation Activity of the Year Award for Fiscal Year 2021. The award recognizes organizations within the Logistics community for their

  • 103rd’s culture of self-assessment rated ‘Highly Effective’

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. – At the 103rd Airlift Wing, Airmen at every level participate in the wing’s continuous self-assessment process. This culture of self-assessment led to the unit receiving an overall grade of Highly Effective, the highest grade possible, at the end of its Headquarters Air Mobility

  • Bradley airfield management named best in Air National Guard

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. -- The 103rd Operations Support Squadron’s airfield management section at Bradley Air National Guard Base received top honors in the Air National Guard for 2021, winning the Ronald B. McCarthy Airfield Management Facility of the Year award as part of the Guard’s 2021 Airfield

  • 103rd Security Forces competes in 2021 Connecticut SWAT Challenge

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. -- 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.The SWAT Challenge attracts agencies from

  • Connecticut Air Guard welcomes local Civil Air Patrol cadets

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. -- 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.Cadets from the Connecticut Wing’s Danielson and Plainville squadrons got an up-close look at C-130H

  • 103rd develops future tactical airlift operations at Sentry Storm 2021

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. -- 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

  • Connecticut Guardsman turns personal tragedy into 10 years of advocacy

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. -- On July 21, 2011, Master Sgt. Jessica Roy gave birth to her first child, Austin. He was born prematurely at 26 weeks and weighed 1 pound, 11 ounces.Doctors at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford promptly placed him in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU.“I was at the NICU

  • 103rd’s new engine test facility bolsters mission readiness

    EAST GRANBY, Conn. -- Aerospace propulsion technicians with the 103rd Maintenance Squadron began a new era of engine maintenance at Bradley Air National Guard Base with their first engine run inside the base's new T-10 Hush House on March 17.This type of facility allows the aerospace propulsion shop