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  • 95th Officer Candidate Company Visits 171st

    Vietnam veterans from the 95th Officer Candidate Company, Ft. Benning Georgia celebrated their 50th graduation anniversary by touring the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Pittsburgh, July 25, 2019.
  • 171st Air Refueling Wing Gets BASH’d

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing, Environmental Resource Solutions (ERS), the 911th Airlift Wing, United States Department of Agriculture and Wildlife Services, and the Pittsburgh International Airport partnered on July 11, 2019 to conduct a wildlife assessment as part of the Bird/wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard (BASH) plan to protect ecosystems, reduce damage to aircraft, and combat the loss of life.
  • Civil Engineers Deploy for Training

    Guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineer Squadron took the opportunity to gain job-specific training that cannot be acquired at home station and deployed to 8th Wing Royal Canadian Armed Forces Base in Trenton, Ontario, Canada, June 30 to July 14, 2019.
  • Pioneer Fire Chief Recites Tales of the 171st Legacy

    The first ever fire chief for the Pennsylvania Air National Guard unit in Pittsburgh revisits the installation to share tales of his tenure.
  • 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.