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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 171st Air Refueling Wing Hosts African American Heritage Luncheon

    This year on Feb. 27, 2015 the 171st Air Refueling Wing celebrated the 32nd Annual African American Heritage Luncheon where unit members, local high school students, distinguished guest and entertainers gather together to celebrate black history month and the accomplishments of African Americans in

  • 171st Members Volunteer for Project Bundle-Up

    Members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing volunteered to take pledges from a phone bank for WTAE-TV's Project Bundle-Up Telethon Dec. 05, 2014. Project Bundle-Up is a joint partnership with The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania that raises money to provide winter outerwear to local children and

  • Three Members Whose History Goes Back to Elementary School

    Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Pagano, Airman 1st Class Johanna Maloney and Senior Airman Clarissa Fabus share a bond that goes far beyond being members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing.  Pagano and Fabus met when they were first grade classmates at Saint Germaine's Catholic School.  It was a few years

  • 171st Member Recognized as one of the Regions Most Distinguished Veterans

    Lt. Col. Michele Papakie, the Wing Inspector General at the 171st Air Refueling Wing located near Pittsburgh, was recognized for her distinguished military career at a ceremony  that honored veterans from the western Pennsylvania region. The event was held Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at the PNC Legacy

  • When Dreams Take Flight

    Note: This article was originally featured in the August/September 2014 issue of Greenesaver, a local newspaper prouduced in Green County, Pennsylvania.With nearly 14,000 aircraft being utilized across every branch of the United States Armed Forces, the need for trained specialists in all areas -

  • New Resource for Veterans Searching for Employment.

    A new program was announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry that provides free hotel accommodations to veterans conducting job searches outside the region where they live. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor has partnered with Hilton Worldwide to assist veterans, including

  • New Commissary and Exchange Store Opens in Moon Township

    The grand opening of the Pittsburgh Area Commissary and The Moon Township Express Military Clothing Store took place at the McGarity Army Reserve Center in Coraopolis Pa. Oct. 21, 2014. The ribbon cutting ceremony and the chance to browse the new stores attracted about 400 people.The new facility

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