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  • Pack It up!

    Air Conditioning Units, mobile stairs, and military trucks; oh my! Airmen assigned to the 145th Airlift Wing complete a Cargo Deployment Function exercise at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base located at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Feb. 7, 2021.

  • Recruiting the Future and Living the Dream

    While the world might consider 2020 to be a bad year, there is one member of the North Carolina Air National Guard who used it to excel, that person was Technical Sergeant Nikki Morgan, a Recruiter with the 145th Force Support Squadron. Technical Sergeant Morgan was recently recognized and coined

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,