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  • Coming In Hot! 145th AW Conducts an Aircraft Mishap Exercise

    Agencies of the 145th Airlift Wing and the Charlotte Fire Department band together to execute an aircraft mishap exercise near the North Carolina Air National Guard base March 6, 2022. The exercise simulates the crash of a T-1 aircraft with four passengers on the NC Air National Guard landing ramp.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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