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  • Classroom to Coalition: Pennsylvania teacher supports war against ISIS

    When fifth grade math and science teacher Chris Bowser steps into his western Pennsylvania classroom, he focuses on his students’ learning needs.While deployed to the Middle East, Capt. Chris Bowser steps into the office focusing on the needs of military members of an international coalition

  • 171st Successfully Tests LAIRCM System

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing tested the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) Gen 3 missile defense system here on May 25, 2018. The LAIRCM is designed to protect the KC-135 Stratotanker and other aircraft from surface-launched Infrared (IR) guided missiles.

  • 171st Begins Hangar Renovations

    Piles of debris lay on the ground. Piles of debris lay on the ground. Workers strip the walls bare down to concrete block. What was once a busy maintenance hub is now unrecognizable. Heavy demolition equipment sits in place of a KC-135 to begin the first steps of the future.

  • President Trump Lands at 171st

    President of the United States Donald J. Trump landed in Air Force One at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 2018.

  • 171st Visits Southwestern Veterans Center

    Guardsmen of the 171st Air Refueling Wing visited the Southwestern Veterans Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Dec. 19, 2017 to visit with retired service members and wish them happy holidays.Joining the Guardsmen were the 171st Commander Colonel Mark A. Goodwill and The Adjutant General of Pennsylvania

  • 171st Air Refueling Wing Change of Command

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing participated in a Change of Command ceremony where Colonel Mark A. Goodwill took command of the 171st Dec. 2, 2017 near Pittsburgh, Pa.Colonel Michael J. Regan, Deputy Adjutant General - Air for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania officially passed the 171st guidon to

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