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  • 145th Airlift Wing host Yellow Ribbon event recognizing unsung heroes, our families

    Members from the 145th Airlift Wing hosted Air Guard members from the 169th Fighter Wing, S.C., Air Force Reserve from Kirtland AFB, N. M., and Army Reserve from N.C. and Md., during a Yellow Ribbon event held at Lake Junaluska, N.C., June 25-26, 2016. It was one of the first events the wing has hosted trending more toward breakouts that offer
  • 145th MXG Airmen train on new Universal Hydraulic Test Stand

    Twelve Airmen from the 145th Maintenance Group, North Carolina Air National Guard and three Airmen from the 134th Air Refueling Wing, Tennessee Air National Guard, took part in a two day operation and familiarization training event on the Universal Hydraulic Test Stand (UHTS), June 28 and 29, 2016.Three instructors responsible for training Air
  • 145th Airlift Wing Commander presents CMSgt Andy Huneycutt Mishap-Free Flying Hour Milestone Award

    The 145th Operations Group and Col. Marshall C. Collins, commander, 145th Airlift Wing, gathered to present Chief Master Sgt. Andrew Huneycutt, 145th Operations Support Squadron chief loadmaster, with the 12,500 Mishap-Free Flying Hour Milestone Award, an achievement few loadmasters attain."It's an accomplishment to get a few thousand flight hours,
  • 145th Mission Support Group welcomes new commander

    Under Carolina blue skies, Col. Russell L. Ponder stood before distinguished guests and Airmen of the 145th Airlift Wing as he assumed command of the 145th Mission Support Group during a ceremony held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, April 9, 2016.In a long standing military tradition, Col.
  • 145th Airlift Wing Airmen give the "gift of life" during blood drive

    Airmen from the 145th Airlift Wing rolled up their sleeves to donate blood as they stepped into the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) bloodmobile during a blood drive held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, April 9, 2016.Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. More than
  • Airmen from 145th Airlift Wing enhance leadership skills during LTAS

    Members of the 145th Airlift Wing were given an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills by attending a Leadership Team Awareness Seminar (LTAS) held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, March 17 and 18, 2016.The mobile training team from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute,
  • North Carolina Air National Guard marks 68 year anniversary

    The North Carolina Air National Guard has come a long way since its establishment 68 years ago. Then, Lt. Col. William J. Payne, who ran a furniture store in downtown Charlotte, was asked to start the unit, which became the 156th Fighter Squadron, the oldest unit of the North Carolina Air National Guard. The unit, which was equipped with P-47D
  • Celebrating Women's History Month 2016

    What started as a national celebration in 1981, when Congress authorized the president to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as Women's History Week, has now become a month-long celebration bringing a unique opportunity to take time to honor the hard work and contributions made by women serving in our military, both past and present.During
  • N.C. Air National Guard hosts ANG Command Chief

    In one of his final visits of his career, Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air National Guard James W. Hotaling took time to share his start in the Air Force and discuss his overall vision pertaining to the future of the Air National Guard during junior and senior enlisted "all calls" held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base,
  • 235th ATCS Airman named ANG Air Traffic Controller of the Year

    When Staff Sgt. Jacob A. Burkhalter responded to an impromptu meeting called by his commander, Maj. Jeffrey Kipp, 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron, he was humbly surprised when the commander announced that he had been selected as Air Traffic Controller of the Year by the National Guard Bureau."Jake is the standard we strive for," said Kipp as he
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