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  • Airmen of the Year - 2008

    By Staff Sgt Cassandra Locke, 145th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Four Airmen were recognized for their above-and-beyond contributions to the Air National Guard mission. Master Sgt. Wendy Larsen was awarded Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. Master Sgt. Michael Smith was awarded as Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Senior Airman
  • 145th Contributes to Presidential Inaugural Success

    Thirteen members of the 145th Services Flight and the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron (as part of the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability team) took part in activities supporting the inauguration of Barak Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America, January 20th. North Carolina Air National Guard members from the 263rd
  • 245th Community of Practice Integral to Unit’s Mission

    The newest squadron at Charlotte's 145th Airlift Wing already has an international reputation, with just a year under its' belt. The 245th Civil Engineering Flight, an Air Force (Air National Guard) Staff Augmentation Team providing architectural, engineering and environmental design services to customers around the globe is partnered with the
  • We Do Make a Difference

    Living in a metropolitan area like Charlotte, we seldom consider how different the situation is for citizens that live in many parts of the western United States. While we have fire departments often just down the street from where we live, folks in large tracts of Arizona and the great southwest can't dial 911 and expect that fire trucks will be
  • Annual Spring Training

    Several members of the North Carolina National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing are undergoing Modular Aerial Fire Fighting System training for the first time, during annual re-certification exercises at the Arizona National Guard Base on the Tucson International Airport in Tucson, Arizona May 3 through 9. The event is held each year for members of the
  • Botswana Airmen prepare to bring MAFFS mission home

    Tucson, AZ - An annual aerial fire-fighting recertification exercise took on greater international tones this year in the Coronado National Forest. In addition to recertification, while also spinning up new Airmen from the 145th Airlift Wing, additional time was spent introducing the Modular Aerial Fire Fighting System operation to representatives
  • Dress Rehearsal for the 263rd

    "We've done our best to make our training for our Operational Readiness Inspection as realistic as possible," so says 1st Lt. Brad Claxton. Indeed, the 263rd Combat Communications Squadron has been preparing for the past two years. Scouring the regulations set forth by the Air Combat Command's Inspector General's office, and devouring the
  • Bureau's Enlisted Advisor Visits Fire Fighting Certifications

    During a Spring itinerary which spread him to all corners of the nation, National Guard Command Sergeant Major David Hudson saw much of the 145th Airlift Wing here in March. He came away from that visit with a fairly comprehensive understanding of the small C-130 unit's vast mission of providing Airlift, Combat and Humanitarian support to Federal
  • California Guard ordered to battle wildfires on the ground; Air Guard firefighting C-130s continue to make drops

    About 200 California National Guard members were ordered by their governor on Tuesday to provide direct ground support to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) as it tries to extinguish wildfires in the northern part of the state. "I can't say enough about the brave men and women working tirelessly, and with little
  • Texas National Guard evacuates citizens for Hurricane Ike

    Nine Air National Guard C-130 transports from three states configured for medical air evacuation began transporting special-needs patients from the Corpus Christi area this morning in preparation for Hurricane Ike's expected landfall on Saturday. The mission falls under the Gov. Rick Perry's Department of Emergency Management plan to evacuate