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  • Steel City Salutes the Troops Honors Veterans Past and Present.

    November 8, 2014, the air was cold and cutting, typical for a November morning in Western Pennsylvania. At Point State Park, Pittsburgh, a slight breeze was blowing, waving the American Flag, red and white stripes standing out against the bright blue sky. It was a picture-perfect day! Bystanders

  • Air Force Revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a

  • Steel City Salutes the Troops

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing has joined with Point State Park and numerous other agencies to host Steel City Salutes the Troops, the region's first interactive military and community outreach project, to celebrate local military history and relevance to the public.The event, scheduled for November

  • 171st Marksman Wins First Place in Governor's Twenty Shooting Competition

    Master Sergeant Ed Altmeyer and his team of marksmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing won nine out of 20 available awards, with Altmeyer wining first place in the Pennsylvania "Governor's Twenty" Shooting Competition at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pa., Aug. 9. The competition measures the

  • Joey Fabus: Commander for A Day

    Eight-year-old Joey Fabus became commander for a day at the 171st Air Refueling Wing here, July 17, 2014, fulfilling his childhood dream of joining the military. Joey, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, spent the day with members, completing various activities designed for his special

  • Old Utility Vehicle Gets New Life

    Members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing here joined together to restore a vital piece of field equipment, the Security Forces Squadron's M-Gator, a small all-terrain utility vehicle. Airmen, inspired by the Air Force's Every Dollar Counts campaign, chose to restore the M-Gator rather than replace

  • 171st Takes Part in State Emergency Preparedness Exercise

    The Pennsylvania National Guard hosted a Vigilant Guard exercise with scenarios taking place at eight locations throughout the Commonwealth from 8 through 15 May, 2014. These exercises provide opportunities for military and civilian counterparts to integrate planning efforts between local, state and

  • President Obama and Vice President Biden land at the 171st

    President Obama and Vice President Biden land at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, April 16, 2014. Before their tour of the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center to speak on the importance of jobs-driven skills training,

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