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  • Ready Player One and Two!

    Members of the 145th and 159th Security Forces Squadrons wait in anticipation while enveloped in a dark room in the 176th Security Forces Squadron building at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, A.K. The only light emits from three large screens surrounding two players as they take the stage and prepare to initiate escalation and de-escalation tactics throughout random scenes presented to them during annual training.
  • The Boss Trap: NC and MO Airmen Nominate Same Employer for ESGR Award

    It’s one thing for an employee to acknowledge an outstanding boss, it’s quite another for two employees from separate states to nominate the same boss at the same time. This was the case however, when Tech. Sgt. Stacey Wakefield, a drill status guardsman with the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, nominated his supervisor for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriotic Employer Award.
  • Fallen Four Receive Building Dedications

    As the rain descends, reverent family and friends of the North Carolina Air National Guard gather in a hangar at the base June 9, 2019 to commemorate the devastating loss of four crew members of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System seven mission over South Dakota that occurred July 1, 2012. The four fallen members, Lt. Col. Paul K. Mikeal, Maj. Joseph McCormick, Maj. Ryan S. David, and Senior Master Sgt. Robert S. Cannon, have buildings dedicated in their honor, including the new base operations, small air terminal, an aircraft maintenance hangar, and soon-to-be built flight simulator.
  • Top Tier Aviator

    Leaflets and food supplies fell from the sky as Tech. Sgt. Brian Wahl watched the first ever airdrop for the Afghanistan Air Force. Tech. Sgt. Wahl, 156th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, was awarded the prestigious Red Erwin Award for when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2017 and served as an air advisor for the Afghanistan Air Force airdrop program.
  • North Carolina Air National Guard Shines the Light on Domestic Violence

    See a need; fill it! Members of the 145th Airlift Wing are encouraged, March-May, to donate needed items, including flashlights and batteries, into specified blue bins placed throughout the base for the local Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter, Charlotte, N.C.
  • How to Train Your Honor Guard

    As March sprung into April, a select group of Airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard transformed into the newest members of the 145th Airlift Wing’s Air Force Honor Guard; a group of military professionals that represent Airmen to the American public and the world, while maintaining a high standard, flawless image, and preserve the heritage of our nation’s military.
  • North Carolina Air National Guardsmen Grab the Bull by the Horns

    The Air National Guard is always on the lookout for ways to increase effectiveness for missions in an ever changing world. This past month for the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, this meant traveling to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, for the National Combat Communications Rodeo.
  • U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen J. Mallette pins on Brigadier General

    U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen J. Mallette, Director of cyberspace operations for the North Carolina National Guard Bureau, gains a sense of Spring settling in with a purpose of renewal and rebirth as he pins on Brigadier General, and takes on challenging and exciting responsibilities that come with the rank during a ceremony held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International airport, March 9, 2019.
  • A Star Legacy for 37 Years

    Nothing, but smiles filled the hanger as Brig. Gen. Clarence Ervin rendered a final salute during his retirement ceremony at the North Carolina Air National Guard base in Charlotte, NC. Family, friends and guard members gathered to celebrate the retirement of Brig. Gen. Clarence Ervin, Chief of Staff for the North Carolina Air National Guard, after serving in the military for 37 years.
  • 4,839 Miles In His Shoes

    During a drizzly Super Drill at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, January 13, 2019, the familiar taps echoed on the floor as U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Francis Strother rounded the corner into his office where Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark and I eagerly awaited to hear his story unfold; his 4,839 mile journey from Liberia to The United States of America and how he became an ambassador for the North Carolina Air National Guard.
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