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  • Local Police Department K-9 Units Train at 171st

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, provided a secure location for local law enforcement agencies to train their K-9 units on August 28, 2013. Beaver County, Center Township, Findlay Township, and Scott Township Police Departments attended. Staff Sgt. Brian Erickson from the 171st Air Refueling Wing Security Forces
  • Retired Beale Bandits are Reunited with a KC-135 Stratotanker they Serviced 46 Years Ago.

    U.S. Air Force retired Master Sgt. Robert Bragg Jr. from Ohio and retired Sgt. Tom Lacey from Virginia were reunited with a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft September 24, 2013. Bragg and Lacey were stationed at Beale Air Force Base, California in the late sixties. They were both "ground crew," meaning they performed preflight and post flight
  • Now that's what I call high quality H20

    The members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing drink approximately 31,200 bottles of water per day. Ninety percent of the 380th's water is delivered by one Airman. With just two years of experience in the Air Force, Airman 1st Class Mickey Laskowsky is the operational side of the wing's annual two and a half million dollar water program to ensure
  • Sexual Assault Prevention & Response "Down Day"

         Sexual Assault Prevention & Response is a topic that is of importance DOD wide. All Air Force units must participate in Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Training. The most recent Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, or SAPR, training at the 171 ARW was held on Sunday, August 4th. The morning began with a 5k "fun run" that wound through
  • Colonel Metzgar Assumes Command of the 171st Air Refueling Wing

    On Aug. 3rd, the 171st Air Refueling Wing, located in Coraopolis, PA. hosted a Wing Commander Assumption of Command Ceremony. The Assumption of Command Ceremony, is a formal ceremony where the commander assumed the responsibility of the 171st Air Refueling Wing. Troops assembled in formation in honor of this event.Col. Edward E. "Ted" Metzgar
  • Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning Visits 171st

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning made a stop at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis July 24. Mr. Fanning spent time with the men and women of the 171st, learning about the mission, capabilities, and relevance of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.
  • Base hosts IRR Muster

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing Recruiting Office, along with the 911th Airlift Wing, hosted an Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Muster here at the Wing Dining Facility, May 10th. About 40 Individual Ready Reservists attended the muster. The IRR extended an invitation to all members that live within a 150 mile radius of the base.After welcoming
  • Industries for the Blind Annual Vendor Fair at 171st ARW

    5 Jun 2013 171st ARW, Coraopolis PA: Industries for the Blind hosted the annual Vendor Fair and picnic supporting the 171st Air Refueling Wing's IBExpress store. Eight vendors that have commercial contracts with Industries for the Blind came to the 171st to give Wing members a preview of products that are available through the IBExpress store on
  • A tribute to Col. Stedford

         Col. Joel Stedford's wife and daughter along with several members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing paid tribute to their dear friend and Guardsman May 4th. They gathered in the Operations Auditorium at the 171st Air Refueling Wing.     Due to some unfortunate health problems, he sadly passed away a month prior to his scheduled retirement. In
  • PT season is here

         It's time to lace up! With warm weather upon us, it's the perfect time to get working on your PT. Although fitting exercise into your daily routine might seem like a daunting task, it can be easier than you might think.      Simply take a walk or go for a bike ride. Swimming is also a great aerobic exercise. Try including your family or a