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  • 2020 Cannot Quell Claus

    Although it may look a little different this year, the people of the North Carolina Air National Guard gather at Oakboro Elementary School in Stanly County, N.C. to hand out food baskets and presents to students and their families of the elementary school during an annual Operation Santa Claus Celebration put on by the Chapter 7 organization, Saturday, Dec. 13th, 2020.
  • Closing Time for the 145th Airlift Wing Shoppette

    The North Carolina Air National Guard Base Shoppette we have all grown to love and rely on is set to close December 11th, 2020. Jennifer Britton, the Shoppette Store Manager since 2006, with her dedication and friendly nature, has evolved the store into a staple of the North Carolina Air Guardsmen home.
  • The Conclusion of Conversion

    Three years ago the 145th Airlift Wing embarked on a journey, the likes of which the Charlotte base had not seen in over forty years. In October of 2017, the unit started the process of conversion, moving from the C-130 Hercules, to the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, a process that formally concluded on October 1st, 2020.
  • North Carolina National Guard Cyber Shield 2020

    Soldiers and Airmen of the North Carolina National Guard participated in Cyber Shield 2020 at the Fort Fisher Training Center, Kure Beach, N.C. on Sept. 21 – 25, 2020. Cyber Shield 2020 is a national event with over 500 participants, including 21 groups from the East Coast to Guam, replicating the real world interaction between National Guard, state and territory agencies.
  • Puerto Rico’s Disaster Relief Program: A National Effort

    Puerto Rico, a frequent hot spot for hurricanes out of the South Atlantic Ocean, has teamed with National Guardsmen across the U.S. to bolster its disaster relief response. Tech. Sgt. Paul Mintz from the North Carolina Air National Guard Civil Engineering Squadron was part of a team of specialized Airmen and Soldiers sent to Muniz, Puerto Rico to help train the 156th Civil Engineering Squadron from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard on the use of Disaster Relief Bed-down Systems.
  • Colonel Leaves Carolina Legacy

    On August 1st, 2020, U.S. Air Force Colonel Bryony A. Terrell relinquishes command as Wing Commander of the 145th Airlift Wing after leading the Airmen of the North Carolina Air National Guard through their transition in mission from flying C-131 Hercules to C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. A third generation Air Force pilot, Col. Terrell is headed to the National Guard Bureau as a Joint Planner of the Chief National Guard Bureau.
  • Stripes to Stars: The Promotion of Brigadier General Allan R. Cecil

    It is a beautiful, sunny day in North Carolina, the perfect backdrop as U.S. Air Force Col. Allan R. Cecil promotes inside a hangar at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to the rank of Brigadier General amongst a small gathering of friends and family, July 18, 2020.
  • North Carolina Air National Guard Adjusts Training During Covid19

    Military commanders, in accordance with new policies in place to limit the spread of Covid 19, were given broad authority to assign members to alternate places of duty and authorize members to perform duties remotely, if possible, on March 13, 2020. Additionally, Reserve components were simultaneously given broad discretion to reschedule, cancel or determine other ways to complete training requirements.
  • 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.