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  • Base IBExpress Store visited by Sen. Toomey rep

         The IBExpress store, on base, was visited by Katelyn King, an aid from Senator Pat Toomey's office, Oct. 25. The visit was to see how the mission for Industries for the Blind- Milwaukee operated. Toomey is one of Pennsylvania's U.S. Senators. Mary Connor, the store manager hosted a "burger

  • Steelers visit 171st

         Four Pittsburgh Steelers: Jonathan Dwyer, James Harrison, Brett Keisel and Doug Legursky visited the 171st, Tuesday, Nov. 6. The visit was a part of the "Salute to Service" campaign, which is sponsored by the NFL in conjunction with USAA. The NFL also paid tribute to the Armed Forces throughout

  • Third Annual 171st CFC Campaign Season (and chili season) is here!

    Every fall, the 171st has the opportunity to make a difference by contributing to the local Combined Federal Campaign, and try some really great chili. Last year, our members contributed more than $20,000 to the CFC from more than 40 donors. We hope to continue the success with this year's campaign.

  • Brig. Gen. Uptegraff receives Legion of Merit

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. -- Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig, Pennsylvania adjutant general, awarded Brig. Gen. Roy E. Uptegraff III, the Legion of Merit during a ceremony at the installation Oct. 12, 2012. Brig. Gen. Uptegraff is the former commander of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 171st Air

  • “Practice Makes Perfect!”

    In order to make sure we are deployment ready for our Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI), it's imperative that unit members are able to be processed in a very efficient and timely manner. "The point of the ORI is to prove that we are capable of deploying a large amount of people quickly and

  • Social media makes staying in touch with Basic Military Trainees easier

    Long gone are the days in which the only insight parents had about their young heroes' USAF Basic Training experience was experienced through brief, hurried, "patio break" phone calls. Now thanks to social media parents and other loved ones can gain insight into the Basic Training experience through

  • 171st Chaplains' office diversifies

    Meet, Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Cohen, the first Jewish Chaplain in the history of the 171st Air Refueling Wing. The military prides itself on having a robust diverse force, so having a diverse Chapel staff is an asset. It helps ensure that all people have access to the spiritual support they need.

  • Master Sgt. Duganieri exceeds expectations - focuses on prevention

    Master Sgt. Mike Duganieri's self-motivated and steadfast contributions in safety and mishap prevention in the Maintenance Group are significantly beyond his expected performance of duty. Since May 2008, he has personally conducted Maintenance Resource Management (MRM) training within the

  • Wing honors members and families for their service

         The 171st Air Refueling Wing honored recently deployed military service members and their families here on Sunday.     Approximately 185 unit members were honored alongside their families as part of the Air National Guard's Hometown Heroes Salute campaign. The campaign was launched in 2009 to

  • Chief remembers unique career - appreciated by many

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing celebrated one of its own long time members and mentors, during the unit's drill weekend, Sunday, May 6th. Chief Master Sgt. Bruce Fromlak, Security Forces Chief for the last eight years and the Control Cell for Detainee Missions Operations from April 2005 until Jan

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