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  • Area youth shine during JROTC Day

         The 171st ARW hosted its 8th Annual Jr. ROTC Day. With the help of many agencies it was a great success. There were eight schools from the surrounding area that participated in the event, with almost 250 cadets on the ground and 50 senior cadets that had the opportunity to fly on an incentive

  • First Lady meets with 171st Airmen

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited Pittsburgh Tuesday, April 17. She was greeted by unit members from the 171st ARW and the 911th AW upon her arrival at the 911th. On the runway, Obama was greeted by Senior Airman Domenic Mash, 911th Security Forces, Katlyn Mash, his wife, and their infant daughter,

  • Military involvement in political activities

    There is a constitutional tradition of a politically neutral military establishment under civilian control. This includes non-partisanship by the military and the elimination of undue military influence on the political process.There is a difference between partisan political activity and

  • 100 miles: One day, one cause

    How long does it take you to drive 100 miles in a day, or pedal a bike that distance? Would you even consider walking or running 100 miles in a day? What if it was to help a friend and his family?For Tech. Sgt. Wayne Jenderny, the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of fire

  • Call out the National Guard

    When the call comes in for the National Guard to respond, some might automatically assume it is for a riot or natural disaster, harkening images of Soldiers wielding shields and batons or Airmen filling sandbags. The National Guard has been there through many instances since 1636 when a band of

  • Senior Airman Weiss Sings 'Alone'

    Senior Airman Lisa Weiss, 171st Services Apprentice, was selected as one of 14 finalists to sing at the Southeastern Connecticut Submarine Force Birthday Ball sing-off which was held on Saturday, March 24 in Groton, Connecticut. Weiss competed against 14 other selected individuals in the competition

  • PA National Guard Awards New State Military Medal for Public Service

    The Pennsylvania National Guard awarded the first two recipients of its new Major Octavius V. Catto Medal during a ceremony at The Union League of Philadelphia.The first Pennsylvania Army National Guard recipient is 1st Sgt. Kevin Bittenbender of Lewisburg, Union County. He was recognized for

  • 171st Chaplain awarded Catto medal

    The Catto medal was created more than 130 years ago to honor a militia officer but never awarded until this year and was presented for the first time on Saturday when the Pennsylvania National Guard presented it to two guardsmen from the National Guard in Pennsylvania for their community

  • 29th Annual African-American Heritage Luncheon

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing hosted its 29th annual African-American Heritage Luncheon, Friday, February 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, which featured the Principal Director of Space Launch Engineering and Acquisition, Space Systems Group at the Aerospace Corporation, Ms.

  • Space-available travel explained

    You may have wondered how to navigate the world of space-available travel at some point in your military career. I will attempt to answer some of your questions and offer some valuable resources in the following paragraphs.Some considerations you should have are; your eligibility (category),

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