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  • 145 Airlift Wing Participates in Vigilant Catamount Exercise

    During a disaster, the natural human response is to move away from danger, but there exists the rare individual, the first, second, and third responders who instead charge into the fire. But not all responders operate the same, which is how operation Vigilant Catamount, an interagency domestic exercise between local, state, and military personnel in North Carolina, was born.
  • 386th AEW navigator commission’s daughter on graduation day

    The varied missions of the United States military are not unfamiliar to obstacles. Vehicles and aircraft break, contingencies change, and we are constantly adapting to challenges like these.  Demonstrably, one father here, Maj. Bret Peters, the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron assistant director of operations and a C-130 Hercules navigator, was
  • Inbound North Carolina Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III Tail Flash Unveiled

    The tail flash, much like an aircraft Punnett’s Square, has maintained the heritage of the 360th Fighter Squadron that was stationed in England and was deactivated after World War II. It was then reassigned as the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 156th Airlift Squadron
  • Combat Comm integrates total force in USAFE-AFAFRICA

    Combat communications Airmen, affectionately known as Combat Comm, marked a significant achievement for their career field April 26, 2017, on Ramstein Air Base.
  • Brigadier General Thomas J. Kennett Transitions to the North Carolina National Guard

    Transition is a word Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Kennett is familiar with given his various units of assignments, job titles, and aircraft piloted. What better way to celebrate 30 years in the U.S. Air Force, than by taking on the role of the Assistant Adjutant General, Air for the North Carolina National Guard.
  • A Hero Among Us

    On a routine PSA Airline flight on July 21, 2016, from the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky., to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, N.C., a belligerent passenger threatened the safety of the crew as well as the others. Maj. Nathan Barron of the 156th Airlift Squadron, who is also a civilian pilot with PSA Airlines, acted decisively and courageously by tackling and subduing the passenger.
  • A Day With Women: Celebrating Womens History Month in 2017

    What started as a national celebration in 1980 when Congress authorized President Jimmy Carter to proclaim March 2 through 8, as Women’s History Week, five years later it turned into a month-long celebration. This allowed us the opportunity to honor the hard work and contributions made by women serving in our military, both past and present.
  • A Family Within A Family

    A family atmosphere has long been rooted in the 145th Airlift Wing and the Dietz family champions this statement. Senior Airmen Jonathan Dietz, of the 145th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is the youngest son of Chief Master Sgt. Susan Dietz of the 145th Medical Group.
  • A Crew Chief’s First Deployment Rite of Passage

    The N.C. Air National Guard continues to support global missions like Operation Freedom Sentinel as their transition from the C-130 Hercules to C-17 Globemaster III aircraft progresses which truly showcases the unit’s effectiveness and versatility.
  • NC Air National Guardsmen Provide Support for Operation Deep Freeze

    The New York Air National Guard, along with Airmen from other units, annually participate in Operation Deep Freeze by flying in ski-landing gear equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft to the island and dropping off supplies, cargo, and scientists involved with researching Antarctica’s climate and marine-life.U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jesse Huneycutt and Senior Airman Eric Burkhalter, 145th Logistics Readiness Squadron, joined the NY Air National Guard on their annual mission.
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