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  • Steel City Salutes the Troops

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing has joined with Point State Park and numerous other agencies to host Steel City Salutes the Troops, the region's first interactive military and community outreach project, to celebrate local military history and relevance to the public.The event, scheduled for November 8, 2014, is designed to bring military members from
  • Pennsylvania Air and Army National Guard conduct joint training with Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

    Pennsylvania Air and Army National Guardsmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing, the 258th Air Traffic Control Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 171st, and the 1-104th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion participate in a joint exercise with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) at the John P. Murtha Cambria County Airport in
  • 171st Marksman Wins First Place in Governor's Twenty Shooting Competition

    Master Sergeant Ed Altmeyer and his team of marksmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing won nine out of 20 available awards, with Altmeyer wining first place in the Pennsylvania "Governor's Twenty" Shooting Competition at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, Pa., Aug. 9. The competition measures the skill of marksmen in the Pennsylvania Air and Army
  • Joey Fabus: Commander for A Day

    Eight-year-old Joey Fabus became commander for a day at the 171st Air Refueling Wing here, July 17, 2014, fulfilling his childhood dream of joining the military. Joey, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, spent the day with members, completing various activities designed for his special day, before being awarded the 171st Medal for
  • Old Utility Vehicle Gets New Life

    Members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing here joined together to restore a vital piece of field equipment, the Security Forces Squadron's M-Gator, a small all-terrain utility vehicle. Airmen, inspired by the Air Force's Every Dollar Counts campaign, chose to restore the M-Gator rather than replace it. This cost-effective choice ultimately saved the
  • 171st Takes Part in State Emergency Preparedness Exercise

    The Pennsylvania National Guard hosted a Vigilant Guard exercise with scenarios taking place at eight locations throughout the Commonwealth from 8 through 15 May, 2014. These exercises provide opportunities for military and civilian counterparts to integrate planning efforts between local, state and federal agencies in order to identify
  • President Obama and Vice President Biden land at the 171st

    President Obama and Vice President Biden land at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, April 16, 2014. Before their tour of the Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center to speak on the importance of jobs-driven skills training, Obama and Biden took time to shake hands with members
  • 171st Hosts 31st Annual African-American Heritage Luncheon

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing hosted its 31st annual African-American Heritage Luncheon, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott here. The event allowed the 171st ARW to celebrate its diversity, along with the local community, during African-American History Month.Attendees, including faculty and students from local high schools,
  • President Barack Obama Lands at the 171st Air Refueling Wing

    The President of the United States, Barack Obama, landed here in Air Force One at approximately 12:15p.m. today before traveling to the U.S. Steel plant in West Mifflin, near Pittsburgh, to deliver a speech as part of a two-day tour used to promote his proposals given during his State of the Union address.Despite subzero temperatures and a strict
  • 171st Annual Open Season Health Care Benefits Fair

    The annual Open Season Health Care Benefits Fair was held here today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the dining facility. Eight health care vendors and two financial planning vendors were present at the fair, giving service members an opportunity to explore and discuss benefits available to them.The providers at the health fair offer plans for everyone,
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