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  • Retirement Only Gets Better with Age

    A legacy fifty-nine years in the making finally came to an end this past week, as Mrs. Jere Firth, the longest working civilian employee in the Department of Defense, finally retired after celebrating her last day on November 30, 2021.
  • Back on the Ramp!

    Charlotte, N.C.- U.S. Airmen of the North Carolina Air National Guard line up across the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport base during the first ramp formation in 5 years since the 2017 Conversion from C-130 Hercules to C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and the rise of Covid-19.
  • Airmen Elves of the NCANG Participate in the Angel Giving Tree

    The North Carolina Air National Guard is bringing in the holiday spirit with Thomasboro Academy Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C. by kicking off the start of the annual Operation Santa Claus coordinated by the Chapter 7 organization.
  • Drops for Denton

    A 44-passenger bus is driven up the loading ramp of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, in preparation for it’s departure to Honduras June 4, 2021, where it will be utilized in humanitarian relief.
  • Following in her footsteps: Mother and Son Deploy

    Patricia Haynes and her son, Colton Haynes, met for their first Sunday meal in many months in early 2020 with discussion the work of the day and catching up on what happened since their last get together.
  • Weather Whether Flight or Fight

    Practice makes perfect! Ten members of the 156th Weather Flight conduct a portion of their annual position qualification training in both weather skills and Army warrior skills while at their regional training site, April 11, 2021. The 156th Weather Flight, while supporting the North Carolina Air National Guard through natural disasters and the like, mainly support five Army Units: three Brigades, one of which is from New Jersey, and 2 Battalions (one in North Carolina, one in Georgia). They have also been tasked to support the 169th Fighter Wing with the South Carolina Air National Guard.
  • Testing Testing, L.R.E.; 145th Communications Flight Prepares for Large-scale Readiness Exercise

    Charlotte Air National Guard Base, NC- Airmen from the 145th Airlift Wing prepare for a large-scale readiness exercise (LRE) that will be conducted in Gulfport, Mississippi throughout 2021. The large-scale readiness exercise is a comprehensive appraisal of the readiness and precision of our forces. This exercise is an opportunity for airmen from all units to work alongside each other while working towards the common goal of preparation and readiness.
  • Her Hair Story

    Women’s History month this year has special meaning for women of the Air Force. As of February 10, 2021, changes were implemented to AFI 36-3093; changes allowing Air Force women to, “free the bun,” and wear their hair in up to two braids, or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and the length not extending below the horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. Additionally, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows but cannot cover their eyes. The changes are the result of the 101st Air Force uniform board.
  • 145th Airlift Wing Gains new Command Chief Master Sergeant

    Service members of the 145th Airlift Wing welcomed their new Command Chief Master Sgt. William R. Harper, Jr. during an Change of Authority ceremony on March 6, 2021 at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
  • 145th AW Tests Wartime Readiness and Deployment Capabilities in Gulfport, Mississippi

    Charlotte, N.C.- Airmen from the 145th Airlift Wing will be testing their readiness training in a large-scale readiness exercise (LRE) that will take place in Gulfport, Mississippi throughout 2021. The exercise includes routine tasks using personal protection gear and establishing communication operations in a mock deployment environment. This training helps keep the North Carolina Air National Guard up to par with the Department of Defense’s standards and prepares the guardsmen for a variety of wartime scenarios.