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  • Part-Time Airman, Full-Time Defender

    Over 6,610 days and counting have elapsed since the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) began. The attacks on American soil began a war that has been ongoing for nearing twenty brutal years. In March of 2003, Keith Gregory’s involvement in the GWOT began when he crossed into the southern border of Iraq as an active duty United States Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal along with his unit. Fifteen years later, he finished serving his seventh overall deployment combining over 1,000 days in a combat zone.
  • Operation Santa Military Family Carnival Amazes Attendees

    3 Rivers Wealth Management & the Bridges Kids Club held their annual Operation Santa Military Family Carnival at the Robinson Town Centre on Dec. 15, 2018.
  • Crocheting A New Pattern Leads to Good Health

    A full-time guardsman at the 171st Air Refueling wing finds that volunteering to crochet at a local veteran's center is the key to overcoming her personal struggles.
  • Pennsylvania Guardsman Zeros in on President's 100

    Imagine laying down in the short grass of a large open field supporting a long-range rifle. You gaze down the barrel through iron sights attempting to hit a target 600 yards away while using just your hands to support the weight of the weapon. The slightest mistake, movement, or even just a breath of air is the difference between missing your target or hitting a dead bulls-eye. This past summer at Camp Perry, Ohio, Master Sgt. Eric Moskal of the Security Forces Squadron at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Pittsburgh hit that target.
  • First Female Chaplain to Complete Leadership School Develops New Training Program

    Capt. Gretchen Hulse, a 171st Air Refueling Wing Chaplain is the first female chaplain to complete Leadership Development Institute training in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Aug. 2018.
  • 171st Security Forces Takes Aim at Army Site for Training

    Guardsmen from the 171st Security Forces Squadron, located at the 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh, traveled to Camp Dawson, W. Va., August 5-8, 2018, to qualify on heavy weapons and test out the site as the location for future training of 171 SFS Airmen.
  • NHL Pros Face-off Against 171st Guardsmen Kids

    Braving the July heat, roughly thirty children faced off against three NHL professionals at Settler’s Cabin Park, about 10 miles west of Pittsburgh, in a three-on-three dek hockey game.
  • 4th Annual Operation Santa Military Family Carnival a Huge Success

    3 Rivers Wealth Management & the Bridges Kids Club held their 4th annual Operation Santa Military Family Carnival at the Robinson Town Center on Dec. 16, 2017.
  • 171st Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Sheldon Williams

    A crew chief stationed at the 171st Air Refueling Wing is a musician and future firefighter.
  • Trading Beret for a Flight Suit

    Security Forces Airman stationed at the 171st Air Refueling Wing is scheduled to attend Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program.
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