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  • First Lady meets with 171st Airmen

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited Pittsburgh Tuesday, April 17. She was greeted by unit members from the 171st ARW and the 911th AW upon her arrival at the 911th. On the runway, Obama was greeted by Senior Airman Domenic Mash, 911th Security Forces, Katlyn Mash, his wife, and their infant daughter, Savannah. Mash received the Air Force Achievement
  • Military involvement in political activities

    There is a constitutional tradition of a politically neutral military establishment under civilian control. This includes non-partisanship by the military and the elimination of undue military influence on the political process.There is a difference between partisan political activity and non-partisan political activity. Partisan political activity
  • 100 miles: One day, one cause

    How long does it take you to drive 100 miles in a day, or pedal a bike that distance? Would you even consider walking or running 100 miles in a day? What if it was to help a friend and his family?For Tech. Sgt. Wayne Jenderny, the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of fire training, helping a fellow firefighter was his
  • Call out the National Guard

    When the call comes in for the National Guard to respond, some might automatically assume it is for a riot or natural disaster, harkening images of Soldiers wielding shields and batons or Airmen filling sandbags. The National Guard has been there through many instances since 1636 when a band of volunteers first swore to protect the Massachusetts
  • Senior Airman Weiss Sings 'Alone'

    Senior Airman Lisa Weiss, 171st Services Apprentice, was selected as one of 14 finalists to sing at the Southeastern Connecticut Submarine Force Birthday Ball sing-off which was held on Saturday, March 24 in Groton, Connecticut. Weiss competed against 14 other selected individuals in the competition in front of the Fitch High School auditorium
  • PA National Guard Awards New State Military Medal for Public Service

    The Pennsylvania National Guard awarded the first two recipients of its new Major Octavius V. Catto Medal during a ceremony at The Union League of Philadelphia.The first Pennsylvania Army National Guard recipient is 1st Sgt. Kevin Bittenbender of Lewisburg, Union County. He was recognized for volunteering a modestly estimated 500 hours of his time
  • 171st Chaplain awarded Catto medal

    The Catto medal was created more than 130 years ago to honor a militia officer but never awarded until this year and was presented for the first time on Saturday when the Pennsylvania National Guard presented it to two guardsmen from the National Guard in Pennsylvania for their community service.Maj. Octavius V. Catto, a Civil War-era member of the
  • 29th Annual African-American Heritage Luncheon

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing hosted its 29th annual African-American Heritage Luncheon, Friday, February 24, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, which featured the Principal Director of Space Launch Engineering and Acquisition, Space Systems Group at the Aerospace Corporation, Ms. Karolyn Young as the guest speaker.The event allows
  • Space-available travel explained

    You may have wondered how to navigate the world of space-available travel at some point in your military career. I will attempt to answer some of your questions and offer some valuable resources in the following paragraphs.Some considerations you should have are; your eligibility (category), locations to fly from and to, the documents that you'll
  • Senior Airman Herdman commissioned

    The 171st Air Refueling Wing loses one of its members when he is commissioned Feb. 9. Senior Airman Garrett Herdman, a Personnel Specialist assigned to the 171st Force Support Squadron is awarded a scholarship through the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program.  Herdman received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Jefferson