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  • Back on the Ramp!

    Charlotte, N.C.- U.S. Airmen of the North Carolina Air National Guard line up across the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport base during the first ramp formation in 5 years since the 2017 Conversion from C-130 Hercules to C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and the rise of Covid-19.
  • Airmen Elves of the NCANG Participate in the Angel Giving Tree

    The North Carolina Air National Guard is bringing in the holiday spirit with Thomasboro Academy Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C. by kicking off the start of the annual Operation Santa Claus coordinated by the Chapter 7 organization.
  • Her Hair Story

    Women’s History month this year has special meaning for women of the Air Force. As of February 10, 2021, changes were implemented to AFI 36-3093; changes allowing Air Force women to, “free the bun,” and wear their hair in up to two braids, or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and the length not extending below the horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. Additionally, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows but cannot cover their eyes. The changes are the result of the 101st Air Force uniform board.
  • Recruiting the Future and Living the Dream

    While the world might consider 2020 to be a bad year, there is one member of the North Carolina Air National Guard who used it to excel, that person was Technical Sergeant Nikki Morgan, a Recruiter with the 145th Force Support Squadron. Technical Sergeant Morgan was recently recognized and coined for outstanding job performance on February 6, 2021, at the North Carolina Air National Guard base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
  • Food on the Fly: Mobile Kitchen Provides the 145th Airlift Wing New Capabilities for Disaster Relief

    Responding to natural disasters is one of the most crucial missions for the North Carolina National Guard; to help with that, the 145th Airlift Wings Force Support Squadron was selected to receive the newest model of the Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen Trailer.
  • 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.
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