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  • North Carolina Army and Air National Guard Medical Technicians Set Up COVID-19 Medical Support Shelter

    Hamlet N.C. - Soldiers and Airmen from the North Carolina National Guard work with the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Emergency Management to create a Medical Support Shelter in Hamlet, North Carolina on April 29, 2020.
  • 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 13 News in Marion, S.C. The soft-spoken Airman takes a seat with me and allows me a glimpse into her life with a better understanding as to what motivates her beyond her Air Force core values.
  • An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure - Corona Virus Prevention and Best Practices

    The Coronavirus is spreading across the world causing global events to shut down, schools to close, and even airlines to reduce flights. A disease started in Wuhan, China, COVID19, has now infected over 100,000 people in 96 countries. So what can you do to prevent the spread? North Carolina Air National Guardsman and 145th Medical Group Commander, Greg Hawkesworth, has provided a list of best practices to incorporate into your everyday life to reduce transmission of germs. Below are his recommendations:
  • 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 military members and possibly their dependents, on or off duty, when excess capability allows.
  • North Carolina Air National Guardsmen Recognized for Completing U.S. Marine Corps. Training

    North Carolina Air National Guard members, Master Sgt. Daniel Judd and Master Sgt. Kernice Locklear, 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, were formally recognized by the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Brig. Gen. Stephen Mallette, for graduating from the United States Marine Corps Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Academy at the New London headquarters building Air National Guard Base, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.
  • 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 a means to strengthen community ties and build new relationships while raising funds for Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
  • 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. 14, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.