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  • Junior Enlisted Council Brings Fall Festivities to the 145th Airlift Wing

    The air is as crisp as the newly fallen leaves while a sea of smiles parade the grounds of a Fall Festival put together by the Junior Enlisted Council at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, November 2, 2019.
  • ZUMBA! Que?

    The gym floor rumbled as more than twenty individuals from the North Carolina Air National Guard participated in bootcamp-style Zumba in honor of October’s National Hispanic Heritage month at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, October 5, 2019.
  • Deploying on a Budget

    The clock was ticking as the end of the fiscal year rapidly approached and members from the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG) worked diligently to purchase much needed equipment for Airmen when last minute funding became available. This moment wasn’t anything new for Airmen since they have been preparing for moments like this given the recent wing conversion to the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft over the past couple years.
  • North Carolina Air National Guard Embarks on Life-Saving Mission Amidst Conversion

    As the North Carolina Air National Guard has oriented its mission with C-17 Globemaster III aircraft over the past two years, the 145th Airlift Wing and 156th Airlift Squadron have gained a real-world mission that positively impacts those in need across the globe.
  • 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron Stands Up in Germany

    Recently, nearly 50 members of the 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron joined with members from the New Hampshire and Maine Air National Guard heading to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to assist the 1st Combat Communications Squadron, an active duty unit, with training on setting up, utilizing, and tearing down a mobile air traffic control tower and deployable tactical air navigation system.
  • 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.
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