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  • Santa’s Little Helpers

    Socks, underwear, and headphones—that was the small list of a Holiday wish for a Badin Elementary School 4th grader in rural Stanly County, N.C.Small and meaningful necessities such as these are lacking amongst these youth; necessities we take for granted daily.

  • ZUMBA! Que?

    The gym floor rumbled as more than twenty individuals from the North Carolina Air National Guard participated in bootcamp-style Zumba in honor of October’s National Hispanic Heritage month at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, October 5, 2019.

  • Deploying on a Budget

    The clock was ticking as the end of the fiscal year rapidly approached and members from the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG) worked diligently to purchase much needed equipment for Airmen when last minute funding became available. This moment wasn’t anything new for Airmen since they have

  • 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron Stands Up in Germany

    Recently, nearly 50 members of the 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron joined with members from the New Hampshire and Maine Air National Guard heading to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to assist the 1st Combat Communications Squadron, an active duty unit, with training on setting up, utilizing, and

  • Ready Player One and Two!

    Members of the 145th and 159th Security Forces Squadrons wait in anticipation while enveloped in a dark room in the 176th Security Forces Squadron building at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, A.K. The only light emits from three large screens surrounding two players as they take the

  • The Boss Trap: NC and MO Airmen Nominate Same Employer for ESGR Award

    It’s one thing for an employee to acknowledge an outstanding boss, it’s quite another for two employees from separate states to nominate the same boss at the same time. This was the case however, when Tech. Sgt. Stacey Wakefield, a drill status guardsman with the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation

  • Fallen Four Receive Building Dedications

    As the rain descends, reverent family and friends of the North Carolina Air National Guard gather in a hangar at the base June 9, 2019 to commemorate the devastating loss of four crew members of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System seven mission over South Dakota that occurred July 1, 2012. The

  • Top Tier Aviator

    Leaflets and food supplies fell from the sky as Tech. Sgt. Brian Wahl watched the first ever airdrop for the Afghanistan Air Force. Tech. Sgt. Wahl, 156th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, was awarded the prestigious Red Erwin Award for when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2017 and served as an air