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  • Colonel Metzgar Assumes Command of the 171st Air Refueling Wing

    On Aug. 3rd, the 171st Air Refueling Wing, located in Coraopolis, PA. hosted a Wing Commander Assumption of Command Ceremony. The Assumption of Command Ceremony, is a formal ceremony where the commander assumed the responsibility of the 171st Air Refueling Wing. Troops assembled in formation in honor of this event.Col. Edward E. "Ted" Metzgar
  • Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning Visits 171st

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning made a stop at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis July 24. Mr. Fanning spent time with the men and women of the 171st, learning about the mission, capabilities, and relevance of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard.
  • Base hosts IRR Muster

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing Recruiting Office, along with the 911th Airlift Wing, hosted an Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Muster here at the Wing Dining Facility, May 10th. About 40 Individual Ready Reservists attended the muster. The IRR extended an invitation to all members that live within a 150 mile radius of the base.After welcoming
  • Industries for the Blind Annual Vendor Fair at 171st ARW

    5 Jun 2013 171st ARW, Coraopolis PA: Industries for the Blind hosted the annual Vendor Fair and picnic supporting the 171st Air Refueling Wing's IBExpress store. Eight vendors that have commercial contracts with Industries for the Blind came to the 171st to give Wing members a preview of products that are available through the IBExpress store on
  • A tribute to Col. Stedford

         Col. Joel Stedford's wife and daughter along with several members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing paid tribute to their dear friend and Guardsman May 4th. They gathered in the Operations Auditorium at the 171st Air Refueling Wing.     Due to some unfortunate health problems, he sadly passed away a month prior to his scheduled retirement. In
  • PT season is here

         It's time to lace up! With warm weather upon us, it's the perfect time to get working on your PT. Although fitting exercise into your daily routine might seem like a daunting task, it can be easier than you might think.      Simply take a walk or go for a bike ride. Swimming is also a great aerobic exercise. Try including your family or a
  • Honoring with dignity

    What is the Base Honor Guard?There have been generations of proud citizens that have answered the call of duty and served our great country. Many brave people have laid down their lives to ensure our freedom. There are people who, at this very moment, are fighting for this country and everything that it stands for. These warriors - past and
  • Security Forces support Sandy relief ops

         33 volunteers from the 171st ARW Security Forces personnel deployed in support of Hurricane Sandy relief operations in November.      The command staff from Fort Indiantown Gap and through the Governor's Office asked for volunteers to augment the 28th MP Company. 20 volunteers deployed Nov. 2, while 13 more left Nov. 3.     The type of mission
  • Did you know…myPers Can Assist You with Your Retirement Process?

    Are you a Regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve or AF Civilian member nearing retirement eligibility and asking yourself, "Where do I begin?" The answer to that question is myPers. The myPers website is a total force source for personnel information and services. It's available 24/7 and is where you can find answers to your
  • 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 burn," providing lunch for King. All 171st members