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  • North Carolina Air National Guard Conducts Safety Down Day

    A Safety Down Day was mandated by the Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Dave Goldfein, in the wake of a recent string of aerial mishaps including the WC-130 Cargo aircraft from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard that crashed in Georgia early May, and included the fatalities of all service members on board. The North Carolina Air National Guard suffered it’s own tragedy in the summer of 2012 when a C-130 Hercules crashed while on assignment to assist fighting the wildfires engulfing South Dakota, resulting in the loss of four North Carolina Guardsmen.
  • North Carolina Air National Guard Celebrates with State Special Olympians

    The air buzzed with excitement and anticipation as members of the North Carolina Air National Guard awaited the arrival of State Special Olympians for the 33rd Annual Special Olympics Day at the Races held at the Z-Max Pavilion next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, May 24th, 2018. The Guardsmen arrived early to help set-up the food and tables, hand out mementos, and greet the athletes and their families.
  • And the 2017 Air National Guard Safety Award Goes to…

    The National Guard Bureau recently selected Senior Master Sgt. Kelly Dover, 145th Airlift Wing Occupational Safety Manager, for the esteemed 2017 Air National Guard Outstanding Individual Occupational Safety Award. The annual award is only given to seven individuals within the Air National Guard and Dover earned this award for his unparalleled guidance and contributions to the unit.
  • Gen-Z Meets C-17s

    For a brief moment; eyes diverted from colorful screens of various shapes as two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft touched down and taxied towards a packed hangar at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte-Douglas Intl. Airport, Saturday April 7, 2018. Awestruck teens from the Charlotte Civil Air Patrol, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and Clover High School Choraliers were just three groups of Generation-Z in attendance for the momentous occasion as friends and family of the North Carolina Air National Guard welcomed and accepted the new C-17 Globemaster III aircraft into their unit.
  • 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.