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  • 171st Air National Guardsman Receives Army Combat Action Badge

    Senior Airman Joshua Harhai, an Engineering Assistant assigned to the 171st Civil Engineer Squadron has been awarded the Army Combat Action Badge during a recent deployment to Bagram, Afghanistan March 18, 2018.
  • 171st Successfully Tests LAIRCM System

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing tested the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) Gen 3 missile defense system here on May 25, 2018. The LAIRCM is designed to protect the KC-135 Stratotanker and other aircraft from surface-launched Infrared (IR) guided missiles.
  • Lithuanian Command Sergeant Major visits 171st as part of State Partnership Program

    Lithuanian Command Sergeant Major Nerijus Petravičius and Pennsylvania Command Chief Master Sergeant Regina Stoltzfus visited the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis, Pa. April 8, 2018, as part of the Pennsylvania State Partnership Program.
  • 171st Begins Hangar Renovations

    Piles of debris lay on the ground. Piles of debris lay on the ground. Workers strip the walls bare down to concrete block. What was once a busy maintenance hub is now unrecognizable. Heavy demolition equipment sits in place of a KC-135 to begin the first steps of the future.
  • 171st Recruiters Win Coveted Patriot Team Award

    The 171st Strength Management Team won the Pennsylvania National Guard Patriot Team Award announced on Feb. 1, 2018.
  • President Trump Lands at 171st

    President of the United States Donald J. Trump landed in Air Force One at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 2018.
  • 171st Visits Southwestern Veterans Center

    Guardsmen of the 171st Air Refueling Wing visited the Southwestern Veterans Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Dec. 19, 2017 to visit with retired service members and wish them happy holidays.Joining the Guardsmen were the 171st Commander Colonel Mark A. Goodwill and The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania Major General Anthony J. Carrelli. The trip has become
  • 171st Air Refueling Wing Change of Command

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing participated in a Change of Command ceremony where Colonel Mark A. Goodwill took command of the 171st Dec. 2, 2017 near Pittsburgh, Pa.Colonel Michael J. Regan, Deputy Adjutant General - Air for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania officially passed the 171st guidon to Goodwill making him Wing Commander as Guardsmen stood
  • Pa. Air National Guardsmen Aid in Search and Rescue Mission at Sea

    Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Pittsburgh were at the tip of the spear during a search and rescue mission in the Western Pacific Ocean when a fishing boat with seven fisherman on board capsized about 900 miles southwest of Guam, Nov. 21, 2017.
  • 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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