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  • Partnership between 171st and Marines Enhance Training Experience

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing's Vehicle Management Flight provided equipment and qualification training to support requirements for U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squad 471, Detachment A, and the 1st and 2nd Platoon Truck Company April 18, 2016 through April 22, 2016.This training is

  • 171st ARW Eagerly Awaits KC-135 Stratotanker Simulator Arrival

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing will be receiving a KC-135 Stratotanker simulator, which is projected to be operational on its base located outside of Pittsburgh by Dec. 1, 2016.The simulator, which was awarded to the 171st ARW by Air Mobility Command, will be coming from Pease Air National Guard Base,

  • 171st Fire Emergency Services Flight Honors Local Fire Departments

    In Dec. 2015, on behalf of the 171st Fire Emergency Services Flight, Master Sgt. Gary Shannon presented Kevin Crawford, chief of the Brighton Township Volunteer Fire Department, and Dave Trzciankia, chief of the Baden VFD, a framed plaque of a KC-135 for their continued support of providing training

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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