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  • Video greeting from Pittsburgh Pirates

    During the holiday season, Pittsburgh Pirates players and coaches recorded messages for local military members, including the 171st Air Refueling Wing, sending a greeting servicemembers throughout the world. The 171st Air Refueling Wing, the 911th Airlift Wing and 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and the Pittsburgh Pirates team up throughout
  • Wing commander pilots final flight

    Brig. Gen. Roy E. Uptegraff, III, commander of the 171st Air Refueling Wing, flew a KC-135 Stratotanker for last time Dec. 29. Greeted by his family, friends and fellow Airmen upon landing, celebrating a 31-year flying career. In February Uptegraff will become the Air National Guard assistant to commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force
  • Final flight gives reason to celebrate

    The time between Thanksgiving and the New Year is for many, a time for traditions. Traditions are what set us apart from others and create strong bonds. The Air Force, being a family of its own, has some pretty strong traditions too. One of which is called the Final Flight or "Fini" flight. It is the last flight of an aircrew member's career and is
  • POMLT team returns from Afghanistan

    Family members and friends welcomed home five members of the 171st Security Forces Squadron from their deployment to Afghanistan Nov. 18. Assigned to POMLT 2, a police operational mentor and liaison team, the group worked to train Afghan military and police on security tactics. "It was a longer mission than we're accustomed to, but it was
  • 2011 Orientation Flight Season Wraps-up

    Another successful year of affording the opportunity to fly on a mission and witness the aerial refueling of a KC-135 Stratotanker has successfully wrapped up for the remainder of the 2011 calendar year. Unit members are encouraged to submit civic leaders to come fly with us during our annual flying orientation season every year. The 171st Air
  • Deployed SFS members aid Afghanistan orphanage

    Members of the 171st Security Forces Squadron currently deployed to FOB outside of Kabul, Afghanistan, coordinated a donation to a local orphanage of more than 1,000 pounds of clothes, school supplies, shoes and winter blankets Nov. 2.Master Sgt. David Porter, team leader of POMLT 2, a police operational mentor and liaison team, arranged the
  • They Came, They Sought, They Conquered

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing's volleyball team, sponsored by Peoples Natural Gas, placed first in the GNC Corporate Games' tournament held Wednesday evening at the Green Tree Sportsplex. "It was a great workout and I really enjoyed taking on other corporations for a good cause," Staff Sgt. Renee Roth, 171st Finance Technician said. "We should do