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  • Airmen in Greenville to Practice Fire Fighting

    Hundreds from the Air National Guard's 146th Air Expeditionary Group are converging on the Pisgah National Forest this week for wild fire fighting certification. Airmen of the 146th Air Expeditionary Group, comprised of North Carolina's 145th AW, the 146th AW from Channel Islands, Calif., the 153rd AW hailing from Cheyenne, Wyo., and the Air Force
  • North Carolina Air National Guard Train for MAFFS Mission

    Airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard 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. The 145 AW, NCANG based out of Charlotte is one of four military units assigned to perform the MAFFS mission dropping fire retardant ahead of a
  • MAFFS Training Ends With Airman Prepared to Fight Wildfires

    Members of military and civilian organizations closed Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System training operations April 30 after completing nearly 130 flying missions throughout the week over the Chattahoochee, Francis Marion, Pisgah, and Nantahala forests. The recurrent training, which took several months of planning, is essential to assist in
  • Sharing Medical Ideas During Botswana Workshop

    Lt. Col. Rick Vatt, an officer from the North Carolina Air National Guard and U.S. Army Africa's Maj. Terry Clark and Sgt. 1st Class Roddy Rieger spent the last week of January sharing medical information in Gaborone, Botswana."Our intent was to familiarize the Botswana Defense Force with U.S. Army ways to care for casualties under tactical
  • Change of Command Signifies Changes in Logistics Squadron

    As Lt. Col. Robert Krebs assumed command of the 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron January 10, the organization looked vastly different than it did when his predecessor, Lt. Col. Frank Murphy took the reins not long ago.But during a ceremony signifying the change of command, Lt. Col. Krebs stated he was pleased to be there, telling unit members it
  • Guard Dedicates New Headquarters Facility in New London

    A new $7.7 million-dollar facility dedicated January 9, by civic and military officials in New London, NC will help to expand the capabilities of the North Carolina Air National Guard. "To achieve victory on the battlefield you must shoot, move and communicate," said Major Gen. William E. Ingram, Jr., North Carolina National Guard's Adjutant
  • Hendra Brings Emotional Leadership to Medical Post

    Col. Jill L. Hendra began establishing a new culture here when she took command of the 145th Medical Squadron October 3. Succeeding retiring Col. Robert Taylor, Hendra is a Board Certified psychiatrist who has been participating in a National Guard Bureau emotional resiliency project at the national level for the last two years.The majority of her
  • NCANG Loadmaster Achieves 12,500 Flying Hour Milestone

    Chief Master Sergeant Andrew Huneycutt is a patriot. For the last twenty-nine years he has served as a loadmaster in the 156th Airlift Squadron of the 145th Airlift Wing, North Carolina Air National Guard. He is currently the Loadmaster Supervisor for the squadron, responsible for the recruiting, training, and evaluating of the best Loadmaster
  • Adjutant General visits 145th Maintenance Group Training Assembly

    The 145th Maintenance Group kicked off its three-day training assembly November 6 at the Charlotte Police and Fire Training Academy with a "Group Year End Review and Recognition Ceremony." With their training modules, troops took part in a variety of activities throughout the long UTA weekend to participate in a Chief's Panel discussion and
  • Guard Emergency Responders Gain Practical Road Experience

    Community cooperation took a big step forward as North Carolina National Guard and Charlotte Fire Department emergency crews responded to a no-notice exercise on the grounds here October 8. The simulation; passengers trapped in a vehicle at the bottom of a steep ravine requiring rescue and medical assistance, is an actualization of real world