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A ribbon is cut to signify the opening of a KC-135 flight simulator at the 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh Pa. May 5, 2017. Holding the ribbon from left to right is Maj. Jeremy Ketter, Commander of the 171 Civil Engineer Squadron, Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania Adjutant General, Congressman Tim Murphy, representing the 18th district of Pennsylvania, Col. Gregg Perez, 171st Wing Commander, Tim Bush, KC-135 Aviation Training System Operations and Maintenance Program Manager for CAE, Cliff Sanchez, KC-135 Aviation Training System Manager at Air Mobility Command, Rep. Mark Mustio, 44th Legislative District, western Allegheny, and Lt. Colonel, Jim Swanik, Operations Support Commander. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Manners) Flight Simulator Ribbon Cutting at 171 ARW
Coraopolis, Pa.--   The 171st Air Refueling Wing hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, May 5, 2017, marking the grand opening of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft simulator that was installed there.The event consisted of remarks presented by The Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Wing Commander, Col. Gregg Perez; and Cliff Sanchez, KC-135
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2017
Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen with the 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron traveled to Oregon to train with the 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron in Klamath Falls from Sept. 11, 2016 to Sept 19, 2016. The training simulates a deployment and gives the Airmen the experience of traveling to an unfamiliar location to set up and operate the Mobile Air Traffic Control Tower (MSN-7) on unfamiliar terrain.  Air Field System Maintainers, Air Traffic Control Specialist, and Power Production Specialist from the 258th train on setting up, operating, and testing, the MSN-7.
The 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron is located in Johnstown Pennsylvania and is a squadron of the 171st Air Refueling Wing located in Pittsburgh.
(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson Manners) 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron Travels to Oregon for Training
Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen with the 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron traveled to Oregon to train with the 270th Air Traffic Control Squadron in Klamath Falls from Sept. 11, 2016 to Sept 19, 2016. Air Field System Maintainers, Air Traffic Control Specialists, and Power Production Specialists from the 258 ATCS and 171st Air Refueling Wing
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2017
Default Air Force Logo 171st ARW Security Force Members Earn Civilian Police Accreditation from IUP
171st Security Force members are utilizing a new program offered by police academies to earn their civilain police certifiaction.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo PA Guardsmen Raise Funds for Charity
Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen of the 171st Air Refueling Wing participated in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign fundraiser held November through December in western Pennsylvania.             Airman of the 171st ARW and their 46 pledges raised a combined amount of $15,777 for local charities through donation collection cans, events and
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2017
An Israeli F-35 “Adir” receives fuel from a Tennessee Air National Guard KC-135 as the aircraft make the flight across the Atlantic, Dec, 6, 2016. The U.S.-made F-35s will be Israel’s first fifth generation fighter aircraft and were refueled multiple times while en route to ensure their safe delivery to Israel. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony) Air Mobility Command enables delivery of Israel’s first F-35s
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft. The 618th Air Operations Center, based out of Scott AFB, Illinois, assigned the Tennessee Air
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Donna Mrdjenovich paints nose art on a KC-135 aircraft near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania July 29, 2016 (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. Shawn Monk) 171st ARW KC-135 Colors the Sky with Nose Art
The 171st Air Refueling Wing renewed its tradition of decorating its planes with nose art on July 29, 2016. The artist of this project is Donna Mrdjenovich. She has been utilizing her craft at the 171st ARW since 1998."Lady Justice", the title of this nose art was chosen by the crew chiefs of the KC-135 Stratotanker, Master Sgt. Timothy A. Springer
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2016
Default Air Force Logo 171st Medical Group Members Support Tropic Care
The 171st Air Refueling Wing Medical Group participated in the Tropic Care humanitarian mission June 20-29 on the island of Kaua`i, Hawaii. Tropic Care was a joint task force mission that provided free medical, dental and optometry care to the communities of the island.  A team of 17 members that included a dentist, dental technicians, dental
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2016
Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen with the 171st Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineer Squadron travelled to Lincoln Nebraska to continue construction work on the Lincoln Police Department’s Law Enforcement Training Center. The project was part of the Innovative Readiness Training program, which provides military personnel deployment readiness training while addressing public and civil-society needs. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Allyson L. Manners) 171st Partners with Lincoln Police Dept. to Build Training Facility
Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen with the 171st Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineer Squadron recently deployed to Lincoln, Nebraska, to continue construction work on the Lincoln Police Department's new Law Enforcement Training Center.  The project, part of the Innovative Readiness Training program, provided 171 CES members training while
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2016
National Association of Priest Pilots tour the 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh July 13, 2016 (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Fariss) Priest Pilots Tour the 171st
The National Association of Priest Pilots attended a tour of facilities and an aircraft at the 171st Air Refueling Wing on July 13.The group consisting of 30+ priests who are also pilots sharing enthusiasm for faith and aviation. These similarities bring them together from all across the country to the 171st as a part of their annual
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2016
Staff Sgt. Eric Thiem, a trainer with the 171st, and Master Sgt. Robert Souders, a Transport Chief with the 471st, teamed up to train the nine marines to become qualified bus operators. Throughout the week Theim and Souders led classroom lectures, testing, hands on familiarization, safety procedure demonstrations, and operation training of the 28 and 44 passenger bus. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. Shawn Monk) Partnership between 171st and Marines Enhance Training Experience
The 171st Air Refueling Wing's Vehicle Management Flight provided equipment and qualification training to support requirements for U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squad 471, Detachment A, and the 1st and 2nd Platoon Truck Company April 18, 2016 through April 22, 2016.This training is unique because normally each branch of service
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2016
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