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Members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association line the flightline with US Flags to welcome home members of the 143d Airlift Wing from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED) Rhode Warriors Return Home Safely and Successful
Airmen from the 143d Operations Group, Maintenance Group, Medical Group and Logistics Readiness Squadron returned home from a deployment to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While deployed, the Airmen supported the air mobility operations of rapid, global mobility and sustainment of the combat capability of America's armed forces
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2014
Colonel Arthur Floru (right), 143d Airlift Wing Commander, presents Colonel Robert Germani Jr. (left), outgoing 143d Airlift Wing Vice Commander with the Legion of Merit upon his retirement after 34 years of dedicated service to the Rhode Island National Guard. National Guard Photo by Technical Sgt Jason Long (RELEASED) Colonel Robert Germani Jr., Vice Commander, 143d Airlift Wing, Retires After 34 Years of Dedicated Service
In a packed auditorium of family, friends and fellow Airmen of the 143d Airlift Wing, a heartfelt goodbye was said to an icon of the Wing's leadership - most importantly a friend to all. Colonel Robert Germani Jr. retired after more than 34 years of diligent and dedicated service to the Rhode Island National Guard. Wing Commander Arthur Floru
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2014
Airmen from the 143d Airlift Wing returning from a deployment to Kuwait are greeted by Rhode Island military and political leaders as well as a flag detail provided by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. Family, firends and fellow Airmen waited inside to welcome the Airmen home. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt John McDonald (RELEASED) Rhode Warriors Return from Deployment
QUONSET AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, North Kingstown RI - After a one day weather delay 60 Airmen from the 143d Airlift Wing returned home January 5th following a deployment to Kuwait.While deployed the Airmen from Operations, Maintenance and Logistics participated in Air Mobility operations in Southwest Asia supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
0 1/07
2014
Senior Airman Barrington and Staff Sgt. William Medeiros both from the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares a spare engine for a C-130 J, undisclosed location Southwest Asia. The Medeiros brothers deployed out of the 143rd Airlift Wing Rhode Island Air National Guard, Quonset Point Air National Guard Station and are natives of Rhode Island. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Desiree W. Moye) Twin brothers, separated during childhood, serve together
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- By any measure, brothers Staff Sgt. Billy and Senior Airman Barrington Medeiros of the 143rd Airlift Wing, Rhode Island Air National Guard had a tough childhood. Originally born in California, the identical twins--separated by only a minute--moved to Rhode Island at a very early age. For the brothers, life there wasn't idyllic.
0 1/07
2014
Airman 1st Class Jared Kearns, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, marshalls a C-130J from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing.  A1C Kearns is deployed from the 143rd Airlift Wing, Rhode Island Air National Guard (U.S. Air Force photo) Rock Solid Warrior: Airman 1st Class Jared Kearns
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing's Rock Solid Warrior of the Week is:Rank/First & Last Name: A1C Jared KearnsDeployed Unit:386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance SquadronDuty Title:Aircraft Crew ChiefHome unit/station:143rd Airlift WingQuonset Air National Guard Base, Rhode Island Family's military heritage:I currently have one
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2014
From Left to Right Back Row: Colonel (Father) Robert Marciano, Chaplain, Rhode Island Air National Guard, Senior Master Sergeant Brian Robitaille, 143d Fules Management Superintendent, Colonel Anthony Hamel, 143d Mission Support Group Commander, Lietenant Colonel Thomas Hannon, 143d Security Forces Squadron Commander (also Major Hannon's husband), Chief Master Sergeant Jose Baltazar, 143d Airlift Wing Command Chief, LtCol Rick Taito, 143d Logistics Readiness Squadron Commnader, Col Arthur Floru, 143d Airlift Wing Commander, Captain Charlene Marshall, 143d Communications Flight Commander, Brigadier General Mark Jannitto, Deputy Adjutant General, RIANG, SMSgt Kevin Sarli, 143d Air Terminal Superintendent, Technical Sgt Kevin Sikiera, 143d Traffic Management. Front Row from Left to Right: Col Robert Germani Jr., 143d Airlift Wing Vice Commander, SMSgt Rick Carpentieri, 143d Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent, Ms. Meghan Grady, COO, Woonsocket YWCA, Ms. Deborah Perry, CEO, Woonsocket, YWCA, Major Lynn Hannon (seated), 143d LRS Distribution Flight Officer in Charge, Master Sgt Nancy Sherman, RIANG-HQ, Staff Sgt Amanda Emerick, 143d Operations Group, Chief Master Sergeant Lorna De La Cruz, Air Force Liaison to Senior Enlisted Academy, Naval Station Newport, CMSgt Lori Ashness, State Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, and Maj Sharon Harmon, Joint Force Headquarters - RI Honoring Women of Achievement - YWCA Rhode Island Recognizes Women in Industry, Culture and Public Service
Since 2005, YWCA has sponsored this statewide recognition of women whose accomplishments span the fields of industry, culture and public service. This year's recipients are a diverse group that includes a nurse, a nun, Rhode Island's First Lady, and 143d's own major in Rhode Island Air National Guard. YMCA Rhode Island honored 11 "Women of
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2013
Members of the 143d Airlift Wing pose with members of the South African National Defense Force following an awards presentation during Exercise Shared Accord 2013 in South Africa. US Army Photo by Sgt. Daniel Stoutamire, 2nd ABCT Photojournalist 143d Airlift Wing Participates in Exercise Shared Accord 2013, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Airmen from the 143d Airlift Wing, Rhode Island Air National Guard, departed July 10, 2013 aboard a C-130J "Super Hercules" on a mission to South Africa. The team of 15 Rhode Warriors was tasked to provide airlift for Exercise Shared Accord 2013 in Port Elizabeth. They arrived in South Africa on July 19th completing the journey from Rhode Island
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2013
Colonel Arthur Floru, Commander, 143d Airlift Wing, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Hamel, Commander, 143d Mission Support Group, and LtCol Hamel's family stand for the reading of the promotion order to promote LtCol Hamel to Colonel. National Guard photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller 143d Mission Support Group Commander Promoted to Colonel
In a ceremony held at Quonset Air National Guard Base, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Hamel was promoted to Colonel. Col Hamel is the Commander of the 143d Mission Support Group, the largest of the four groups of the 143d Airlift Wing. Prior to the official pinning ceremony Col Arthur Floru, Commander of the 143d AW, took a moment to say a few words
0 10/09
2013
Colonel Arthur Floru, 143d Airlift Wing Commander, addresses the troops at the start of a combined ceremony celebrating the Change of Command of the 143d Mission Support Group, the Assumption of Command of the 143d Communications Flight and the promotion of four Chief Master Sergeants in the Wing. National Guard Photo by Technical Sergeant Jason Long Combined Ceremony Celebrates Change of Command of 143d Mission Support Group, Assumption of Command of 143d Communications Flight, and Chief's Promotion
Members of the 143d Airlift Wing, Family, and Friends gathered in the Maintenance Hangar at Quonset Air National Guard Base on June 29, 2013 to witness three important ceremonies. A Change of Command of the Mission Support Group, the largest Group in the 143d Airlift Wing, an Assumption of Command of the Communications Flight, and the induction of
0 10/08
2013
Members of the 143d Airlift Wing involved in the Region 1 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) perform a training exercise to demonstrate the team's responsibilities and capabilities to potential new members and leadership. The Region 1 CERFP is made up of members of the Air and Army National Guard from Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. National Guard Photo by Master Sgt Janeen Miller (RELEASED) CERFP Capabilities are Showcased by Members of the 143d Airlift Wing
Members of the 143d Airlift Wing involved in the Region 1 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) performed a training exercise at Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, Rhode Island to demonstrate the team's responsibilities and capabilities to potential new members and
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2013
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