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N/A 145th Airlift Wing Welcomes First Female Command Chief, Susan Dietz
The 145th Airlift Wing celebrates U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Susan Dietz, as she assumes her role of the first female command chief for the wing during an Assumption of Authority ceremony held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Oct. 14, 2017. The ceremony was officiated by Col. Michael “Troy” Gerock, wing commander for the 145th Airlift Wing.
0 10/17
2017
N/A Train As You Fight To Save Lives
On a corner of the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport 25 agencies and over 100 volunteers gathered to participate in the Triennial National Disaster Medical Systems Exercise to fulfill a Federal Aviation Administration requirement. The exercise goal is to demonstrate the ability to alert, notify, and respond to an aircraft accident utilizing and communicating between various organizations to ultimately recover and render medical aid to victims. A C-130 Hercules aircraft for the 145th Airlift Wing was utilized in the scenario to add realism, and fire-fighters from the 145th Civil Engineer Squadron participated as part of our interagency agreements.
0 10/11
2017
n/a 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron supports Hurricane Irma Relief
In response to the state of emergency declaration by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Sept. 7. 2017, the 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron was tasked to provide aide to the Logistics Support Center warehouse in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management, which provides supplies such as water, meals, blankets and tarps should Hurricane Irma cause significant damage.
0 9/11
2017
8 C-130 Aircraft fly over North Carolina NCANG C-130s Fly Their Last 8-Ship Formation
The “Queen City” looked as though it was holding its breath in awe as eight C-130 Hercules aircraft maneuvered their way towards the Charlotte Douglas International airport after flying their last max flight training mission over North Carolina, August 5, 2017.
0 8/06
2017
The Airmen of the 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron visit the USS Arizona while on their Annual Tour at the USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu Hawaii, June 11th, 2017. Just prior to the trip the 235th ATC Squadron learned it was picked as the 2016 D. Ray Hardin Air Traffic Control Facility of the Year. 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron Awarded Facility of the Year
The 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron of the North Carolina Air National Guard has been announced as the 2016 D. Ray Hardin Air Traffic Control Facility of the Year. The award is given for dedicated professionalism and exceeding superior standards and expectations.
0 7/11
2017
Three fire fighters with the North Carolina Nation Guard's Army and Air Force firefighting team walk away from the site of a simulated fire while at Vigilant Catamount, an interagency domestic exercise between local, state, and military personnel in North Carolina, at Dupont State Forest, Hendersonville North Carolina, June 8, 2017. Vigilant Catamount is a multi-day exercise testing emergency response, starting with the simulated crash of an F-15 aircraft. The fire fighters helped to extinguish two burning vehicles set ablaze to test military emergency firefighting capabilities. 145 Airlift Wing Participates in Vigilant Catamount Exercise
During a disaster, the natural human response is to move away from danger, but there exists the rare individual, the first, second, and third responders who instead charge into the fire. But not all responders operate the same, which is how operation Vigilant Catamount, an interagency domestic exercise between local, state, and military personnel in North Carolina, was born.
0 6/15
2017
Maj. Bret Peters, the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron assistant director of operations stands at attention as the Star Spangled Banner plays at his daughter’s commissioning ceremony at the University of North Carolina, Friday, May 12, 2017. Peters, a deployed member of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing, commissioned his daughter via livestream. 386th AEW navigator commission’s daughter on graduation day
The varied missions of the United States military are not unfamiliar to obstacles. Vehicles and aircraft break, contingencies change, and we are constantly adapting to challenges like these.  Demonstrably, one father here, Maj. Bret Peters, the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron assistant director of operations and a C-130 Hercules navigator, was
0 5/15
2017
Members of the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG) browse the information boards and review the newly unveiled C-17 Globemaster III aircraft tail flash in the dining facility at the NCANG Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, May 6, 2017. The tail flash is an integral part of establishing the brand of the NCANG. Every detail from the colors, to the length of the sabre, and the bold print symbolize the importance of new mission that will be carried out by the airmen and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff. Sgt. Laura J. Montgomery) Inbound North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III Tail Flash Unveiled
The tail flash, much like an aircraft Punnett’s Square, has maintained the heritage of the 360th Fighter Squadron that was stationed in England and was deactivated after World War II. It was then reassigned as the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 156th Airlift Squadron
0 5/08
2017
Combat communications Airmen from various units operate equipment during an exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 26, 2017. Airmen from active duty, the reserve, and Air National Guard participated in the first total force integrated combat communications exercise for U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Combat Comm integrates total force in USAFE-AFAFRICA
Combat communications Airmen, affectionately known as Combat Comm, marked a significant achievement for their career field April 26, 2017, on Ramstein Air Base.
0 5/01
2017
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Kennett, the Assistant Adjutant General, Air for the North Carolina National Guard NCNG, documents his transition into the NCNG following an Oath of Office ceremony held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, April 1, 2017. Kennett joins the NCNG after having served as the chief of staff, air at the Tennessee National Guard and as the airborne emergency action officer for the U.S. strategic command. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff. Sgt. Laura J. Montgomery)
Brigadier General Thomas J. Kennett Transitions to the North Carolina National Guard
Transition is a word Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Kennett is familiar with given his various units of assignments, job titles, and aircraft piloted. What better way to celebrate 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, than by taking on the role of the Assistant Adjutant General, Air for the North Carolina National Guard.
0 4/03
2017
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