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  • Stripes to Stars: The Promotion of Brigadier General Allan R. Cecil

    It is a beautiful, sunny day in North Carolina, the perfect backdrop as U.S. Air Force Col. Allan R. Cecil promotes inside a hangar at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to the rank of Brigadier General amongst a small gathering of friends and family,

  • North Carolina Air National Guard Adjusts Training During Covid19

    Military commanders, in accordance with new policies in place to limit the spread of Covid 19, were given broad authority to assign members to alternate places of duty and authorize members to perform duties remotely, if possible, on March 13, 2020. Additionally, Reserve components were

  • Empowering Beyond the Blue

    Shock fills U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cynthia Ford’s face as I enter the 145th Medical Group Immunizations cozy room, camera ready, as applause and praise ring from her co-workers. The humble Airman knows I must have heard about her recent nomination for ‘Woman of the Year,’ through WBTW Channel

  • Space A Is On Its Way!

    As members of the North Carolina Air National Guard draw closer towards the end of the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft conversion, one phrase seems to echo throughout the local military community; Space A Travel.Space A (Availability) Travel is permitted travel aboard U.S. Military aircraft for

  • Fresh Off the Griddle!

    The smell of pancakes wafted through the New London Air National Guard Base as members of the North Carolina Air National Guard, local airport authorities, and local law enforcement, were invited to partake in a breakfast fundraiser early Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2020, in New London, N.C. as part of

  • Santa’s Little Helpers Deliver

    Inflatables, hot dogs, and plenty of holiday cheer emanate through the halls of Badin Elementary School in Stanly County, N.C. as members of the North Carolina Air National Guard volunteer to provide food, festivities, and Christmas presents to more than 100 elementary-aged students Saturday, Dec.

  • Santa’s Little Helpers

    Socks, underwear, and headphones—that was the small list of a Holiday wish for a Badin Elementary School 4th grader in rural Stanly County, N.C.Small and meaningful necessities such as these are lacking amongst these youth; necessities we take for granted daily.