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  • North Carolina Air National Guard Celebrates C-17s with 17 Pints

    The Airmen of the North Carolina Air National Guard have literally invested blood, sweat, and tears the last two years to accomplish a transition from flying C-130 Hercules to C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Following the Acceptance Ceremony of two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Saturday, April 7, 2018, the unit hosted a mobile blood drive at their base with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, Sunday April 8, 2018, where they collected 17 pints of blood.
  • The C-17 Journey Starts in Charlotte

    An 18-month journey of change came to a head when two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft landed and taxied onto the ramp for a welcoming crowd of over 2,500 distinguished guests, Airmen, retirees, family and friends for an Arrival Ceremony. The ceremony honored not only the arrival, but also the dedicated work which every member of the 145th Airlift Wing put in to make the transition a reality.
  • Air National Guard announces 2017 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    The Air National Guard command chief master sergeant announced the Air National Guard’s 2017 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. This year’s honorees, selected from the more than 91,000 enlisted women and men in the ANG, and represent the very best of the states and communities the National Guard serves.
  • 70 Years, and Still Flying Strong

    The 145th Airlift Wing stood up on March 15, 1948, just six months after the Air Force established its own separate service on Sept. 18, 1947. Starting its journey with the P-47 Thunderbolt, the Wing has undergone several transitions in mission and aircraft. The most recent change being the transition to the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in April, but what remains the same, is the dedication and commitment of its members.
  • It's Not Just About the Drill

    Volunteering their time, Airmen of the North Carolina Air National Guard, spent the day at Independence High School judging the annual Patriot Classic Drill Competition which drew in Air Force Junior Reserve Offices' Training Corps teams from 14 high schools with over 300 students participating. The competition is a qualifying event where winners can move onto regional and national competitions
  • At the Leading Edge of Conversion

    At the forefront of conversion efforts, Airmen of the 145th Maintenance Group are training to receive the C-17 Globemaster III in April and keep the aircraft in flight. Preparations are not limited to formal schools, and maintenance Airmen are taking the initiative to train others at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base.
  • A Golden Ticket Tour with Tactical Air Control Specialist in the N. C. Air National Guard

    Akin to touring Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, wide-eyed Chase Riddell, junior reserves officer’s training corps senior student with East Mecklenburg High School, shadows 2nd Lt. Nathan Closen, tactical air control party specialist with the 118th Air Support Operations Squadron in Stanly County, N.C. Dec. 4th, 2017.
  • Operation Santa Success: N.C. Air National Guard Delivers

    Members of the N.C. Air National Guard brought plenty of joy and holiday spirit to 110 students and family of the Aristotle Preparatory Academy of Charlotte during an annual holiday toy drive put on by the N.C. Air National Guard Chapter 7 association and local Target distributor.
  • “Bittersweet” Echoes as the Last C-130H Departs the North Carolina Air National Guard

    As the last C-130 Hercules aircraft assigned to the N.C. Air National Guard departed the runway of the Charlotte Douglas Intl. Airport, you could hear the collective sighs and feel the bittersweet emotion sweeping across the base.
  • Proposed Fire Training Facility Kindles Community Relationships for the NCANG

    The N.C. Air National Guard has partnered with the Office of State Fire Marshal to build the N.C. Emergency Training Center, a facility at the Stanly County Airport that would provide specialized training for emergency responders statewide while sparking economic growth to the region.
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