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  • Steel City Salutes the Troops Celebration at Point State Park

    (Nov. 7, 2015) - The 171st Air Refueling Wing, in conjunction with the city of Pittsburgh and Point State Park, participated in the 2nd annual Steel City Salutes the Troops after the city's Veterans' Day Parade at Point State Park Nov. 7, 2015.Steel City Salutes the Troops is an annual open house for the public to get a close look at the military
  • 171st Rated Effective by Inspectors

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing was rated "effective" after an eight-day inspection in October of 2015 that included an in-depth look at the programs and procedures of every work section on base.The Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI), or Capstone, is the culminating event in the Air Force's new Air Force Inspection System (AFIS). Inspectors from Air
  • 171st Deploys to Middle East

    Pennsylvania Air National Guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh prepare to deploy a KC-135 aircraft and about 25 Airmen to the Middle East the night of Jan. 5, 2016. 
  • 171st Visits Retired Veterans

    Air National Guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing, including the Commander of the 171st, Col. Gregg Perez, visited veterans this holiday season at the Southwestern Veterans Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. with Maj. Gen. James Joseph, the Adjutant General and Brig. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, the Deputy Adjutant General - Air. Dec. 15, 2015. During the
  • Through the Lens: Civil Engineering in Latvia

    My recent Deployment for Training to Latvia with the 171 Air Refueling Wing Civil Engineer Squadron was eye-opening, at the very least.It was my first time overseas, first time working one-on-one with another squadron and my first time actually doing the job the military has trained me to do.I won't deny that I was a bit intimidated when asked to
  • Helping Latvian Orphans Through Training

    Members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing's Civil Engineer Squadron with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard got the opportunity tohand-deliver glasses, clothes, books and toys to children at the Naujene Orphange, near Daugavpils, Latvia, June 29, 2015.Senior Master Sergeant Mark Nicolia and Technical Sergeant Richard Ryden, members of a military
  • Colonel Perez Assumes Command of the 171st Air Refueling Wing

    Col. Gregg A. Perez formally assumed command of the 171st Air Refueling Wing during an Assumption of Command ceremony held here today. The formal ceremony began at 10 a.m. with approximately 1,200 guardsmen in attendance, as well as Perez's family, media and Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Carrelli, who presided of the Assumption of Command. The base's Honor
  • ANG highlights interoperability capabilities at every level

    Airmen from three National Guard units took to the skies to support 13 nations in developing and ensuring a stable Baltic region during Saber Strike 15, June 9.Two KC-135 Stratotankers and their crews from Michigan and Pennsylvania joined A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from Maryland to provide close air support and keep that close air support flying
  • PA Air National Guard to receive aircraft simulator at Pittsburgh ANGB

    The Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 171st Air Refueling Wing, located at the Pittsburgh International Airport, has been chosen to receive a KC-135 flight simulator by the Air Force's Air Mobility Command.The addition of the simulator, which was prompted by the Pease Air National Guard Base, NH unit's switch from KC-135 to KC-46A aircraft, is
  • Official 171st Facebook Page

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing now has a new official Facebook page, adding another source to where unit members and the public can view photos, videos and keep up on 171st news. The Facebook page is growing daily in popularity as people can follow posts such as "Throwback Thursday" where every week vintage photos from 171st history are viewable and