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  • How to Train Your Honor Guard

    As March sprung into April, a select group of Airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard transformed into the newest members of the 145th Airlift Wing’s Air Force Honor Guard; a group of military professionals that represent Airmen to the American public and the world, while maintaining a high standard, flawless image, and preserve the heritage of our nation’s military.
  • North Carolina Air National Guardsmen Grab the Bull by the Horns

    The Air National Guard is always on the lookout for ways to increase effectiveness for missions in an ever changing world. This past month for the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, this meant traveling to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, for the National Combat Communications Rodeo.
  • U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen J. Mallette pins on Brigadier General

    U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen J. Mallette, Director of cyberspace operations for the North Carolina National Guard Bureau, gains a sense of Spring settling in with a purpose of renewal and rebirth as he pins on Brigadier General, and takes on challenging and exciting responsibilities that come with the rank during a ceremony held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International airport, March 9, 2019.
  • A Star Legacy for 37 Years

    Nothing, but smiles filled the hanger as Brig. Gen. Clarence Ervin rendered a final salute during his retirement ceremony at the North Carolina Air National Guard base in Charlotte, NC. Family, friends and guard members gathered to celebrate the retirement of Brig. Gen. Clarence Ervin, Chief of Staff for the North Carolina Air National Guard, after serving in the military for 37 years.
  • 4,839 Miles In His Shoes

    During a drizzly Super Drill at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, January 13, 2019, the familiar taps echoed on the floor as U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Francis Strother rounded the corner into his office where Tech. Sgt. Nathan Clark and I eagerly awaited to hear his story unfold; his 4,839 mile journey from Liberia to The United States of America and how he became an ambassador for the North Carolina Air National Guard.
  • More Than Just a Recipe

    Food services Airmen from both the North Carolina Air National Guard and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, combine recipes for annual training during January drill in Charlotte, N.C. Members from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station were able to gain hands-on experience operating a full-service kitchen from food preparation and cooking to serving lunch in preparation for the upcoming Hennessy Award competition.
  • Speed-Training Refreshes North Carolina Air National Guard

    Nearly 300 members of the North Carolina Air National Guard participate in an Ability To Survive and Operate exercise, brushing up on skills needed for field conditions, in a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft hangar held at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Jan. 10, 2019.
  • Operation Deep Freeze

    When December rolls around all eyes are traditionally focused on the North Pole. That was not the case this year however, for four members of the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, who spent the last month of 2018 focused on the South Pole of Antarctica and Operation Deep Freeze.
  • Milestone Marked for the 145th Airlift Wing

    Every major milestone begins with a first step, for the 145th Airlift Wing, 2018 and the arrival of the C-17 aircraft has prompted quite a number of them. The most recent step includes the units participation in this year’s Joint Forcible Entry Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 8, 2018.
  • Livin’ My Best Life

    For a brief moment, colored chalk painted the sky; overshadowing recent loss and filling the air with love. Family and friends of the North Carolina Air National Guard joined together Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 for a one-mile fun run/walk in honor of recently deceased U.S. Air Force Recruiter, Master Sgt. Valanda Pettis, at the fitness track located on base at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
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