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  • One of Public Health's Most Valuable Players

    Athletes train their entire lives for a chance to move onto the next level to compete. Each step becomes increasingly more difficult. Football players strive to play in the Superbowl, while hockey players dream of showcasing their talents in the Stanley Cup Finals. This is sports; where a life of hard work can lead to one pivotal moment. Tech. Sgt. Jacob Linsenbigler, a public health technician and non-commissioned officer in charge of communicable disease assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, used these examples to explain what the COVID-19 pandemic means to his career field. Linsenbigler, or LB if you work close with him, is 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build and blond hair. He’s quick with the jokes and always has the others around him smiling. “At the end of the day, it’s just about comfort level,” said LB. “Regardless of what rank you are, you want a good team environment. Of course, there are times when you need to be professional, but we all want to be treated like people. It goes a long way when you want to get results out of others.”
  • 171st Guardsmen Take Aim at National Title

    Breathe in… breathe out. Concentrate, aim and slowly squeeze the trigger. The same steps are repeated over and over in order to perfect the craft of a master marksman. Two members from the 171st Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron, Staff Sergeants Robert Lydic and Nick Yackovich, placed in the Governor’s Twenty, Aug. 14-15, 2020, at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
  • Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen train at Marine Corps Reserve Center

    Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen participated in a National Association of Emergency Medical Technician (NAEMT) Tactical Combat Casualty Care for Medical Personnel (TCCC) course at the Marine Corps Reserve Center Aug. 19, 2020, in North Versailles, Pennsylvania.
  • 171st Recruiting Team Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

    Traditionally, the age-old custom of military recruiting has required going into a recruiting station, shaking the hand of your recruiter, attending MEPS, and raising your right hand for the oath of enlistment. But, the military recruiting process, much like all other aspects of normal operations, has been forced to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how the men and women of the 171st recruiting team are working to overcome this challenge.
  • Stripes for Exceptional Performers

    “This program is designed for the best of the best. Individuals are competing against top-performers, and imagine sitting in front of all the command chiefs across the state. That’s intense,” said Chief Master Sgt. Charles Wiley, command chief of the 171st ARW.
  • Andersen AFB KC-135 crew locates missing mariners on lone Pacific island

    Guardsmen from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania ANG deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, were the first to locate three missing mariners during a search and rescue mission in the Federated States of Micronesia southwest of Guam, Aug. 2.On July 29, three mariners aboard a
  • Andersen KC-135 crew locates missing mariners on lone Pacific island

    Guardsmen from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron, Hawaii Air National Guard (ANG) and the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania ANG deployed here, were the first to locate three missing mariners during a search and rescue mission in the Federated States of Micronesia southwest of Guam, Aug. 2, 2020 (ChST).
  • PA ANG First Sergeant of the Year

    Master Sgt. Bryan Curzi, assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pittsburgh, won the 2020 First Sergeant of the Year award for the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. Curzi is the first sergeant for the 171st Medical Group during his traditional drill weekends and is employed full time with the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.
  • Wing Safety Innovates and Adapts to COVID-19

    The Wing Safety Office at the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pittsburgh, Pa., has shifted their human interaction filled work day to a socially distanced and virtual presence. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have fine-tuned their SharePoint site, provided vital insight to the quick response “Tiger Team” and gone to a two shift schedule for more hourly safety coverage.
  • 171st ARW AFE shop produces masks

    Over the course of a couple months the Aircrew Flight Equipment shop along with additional volunteers across the 171st Air Refueling Wing made approximately 600 masks in support of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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