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  • North Carolina Army and Air National Guard Medical Technicians Set Up COVID-19 Medical Support Shelter

    Hamlet N.C. - Soldiers and Airmen from the North Carolina National Guard work with the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Emergency Management to create a Medical Support Shelter in Hamlet, North Carolina on April 29, 2020.
  • Empowering Beyond the Blue

    Shock fills U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cynthia Ford’s face as I enter the 145th Medical Group Immunizations cozy room, camera ready, as applause and praise ring from her co-workers. The humble Airman knows I must have heard about her recent nomination for ‘Woman of the Year,’ through WBTW Channel 13 News in Marion, S.C. The soft-spoken Airman takes a seat with me and allows me a glimpse into her life with a better understanding as to what motivates her beyond her Air Force core values.
  • 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 stage and prepare to initiate escalation and de-escalation tactics throughout random scenes presented to them during annual training.
  • 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 Squadron, nominated his supervisor for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriotic Employer Award.
  • How to Train Your Honor Guard

    As March sprung into April, a select group of Airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard transformed into the newest members of the 145th Airlift Wing’s Air Force Honor Guard; a group of military professionals that represent Airmen to the American public and the world, while maintaining a high standard, flawless image, and preserve the heritage of our nation’s military.
  • North Carolina Air National Guardsmen Grab the Bull by the Horns

    The Air National Guard is always on the lookout for ways to increase effectiveness for missions in an ever changing world. This past month for the North Carolina Air National Guard’s 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, this meant traveling to Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, for the National Combat Communications Rodeo.
  • U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen J. Mallette pins on Brigadier General

    U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen J. Mallette, Director of cyberspace operations for the North Carolina National Guard Bureau, gains a sense of Spring settling in with a purpose of renewal and rebirth as he pins on Brigadier General, and takes on challenging and exciting responsibilities that come with the rank during a ceremony held at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International airport, March 9, 2019.
  • More Than Just a Recipe

    Food services Airmen from both the North Carolina Air National Guard and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, combine recipes for annual training during January drill in Charlotte, N.C. Members from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station were able to gain hands-on experience operating a full-service kitchen from food preparation and cooking to serving lunch in preparation for the upcoming Hennessy Award competition.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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