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  • North Carolina Air National Guard Activated to Help Fight Israeli Fires

    The North Carolina Air National Guard plans to deploy approximately 40 personnel and two 145th Airlift Wing C-130 aircraft from Charlotte to the northern Israeli community of Beit Oren, near Haifa December 5, to assist international efforts to contain, control, and extinguish wildland fires raging through the area. The Aircraft will join other
  • Clontz Memorializes Recently Departed Guard Members

    Charlotte Air National Guard Base -- More than a thousand Guardsmen of Charlotte's 145th Airlift Wing stood at stoic attention as rapt surviving families of recently deceased former Guardsmen watched Brig. Gen. Iwan B. Clontz lay a wreath during a solemn ceremony of remembrance at the new memorial garden here October 3.Thanking the them for sharing
  • Building Friendship and Strong Structures in Norway

    This past summer, 36 members of the 145th Civil Engineer Squadron traveled to Norway for a joint NATO exercise called "Impeccable Glove 2010." The annual exercise pairing Air National Guard units with the Norwegian Royal Air Force took place August 8-21 at Rygge Airbase, a Royal Norwegian Air Force installation in southeastern Norway, about 50
  • NC Air Guard Participates in Emergency Exercise

    The 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron joined several other agencies in a National Disaster Medical System exercise Aug. 12 at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.The Air unit, which falls under the North Carolina National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing, participated in a four-hour interagency exercise which focused on each agency's ability to
  • Moldovan Military Members Visit NCNG

    Five members of the Moldovan military force toured two North Carolina National Guard bases last week as a part of the NATO State Partnership Program. The team traveled to the United States with the intent of learning about medical evacuation and search and rescue operations conducted by the North Carolina National Guard.On July 27, the Moldovan
  • N.C. National Guard Partners with Community to Support "School Tools"

    As schools in the Mecklenburg and its surrounding counties ready to open for the coming fall semester, once again, the guard joins with WSOC-TV, Communities in Schools, and Classroom Central to collect school supply donations for needy students."This is our fourteenth year of helping to provide logistics for this worthwhile effort," says Senior
  • 2010 Air National Guard Youth of the Year

    Dakota C. Johnson, of Gastonia, NC, was selected as the nation's Air National Guard 2010 Youth of the Year. The senior at Highland School of Technology, along with ten Air Force Youths of the Year Winners will be flown to Washington, DC, to attend a ceremony and Teen Forum at the Pentagon.Dakota's parents, Air Force 2nd Lt. Eric Johnson and Capt.
  • JISCC Enables Military, Civillian Communication During Exercise

    Five North Carolina Air Guardsmen with the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron and four service members with a staff element from Joint Forces Headquarter - North Carolina set up the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability to support the Alaska National Guard's Vigilant Guard 2010 exercise here today.The JISCC is a mobile communications
  • Ukraine Officials Observe As Airmen Train for MAFFS Mission

    Military and civilian officials from Ukraine are observing airmen from the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves training for use of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C., this week. The Ministry of Defense of the Ukraine sent two representatives from Joint Operations
  • Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen Train for Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Mission

    Airmen from the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves are training for use of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System at the South Carolina Technology and Aviation Center in Greenville, S.C., April 25-30. MAFFS units are comprised of National Guard and Reserve C-130 aircraft that drop fire retardant ahead of an encroaching fire to assist