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Default Air Force Logo A Conversation with the Director of the Satellite P.M.E.
Recently Tech Sgt. Arthur DesLauriers of the 143d Public Affairs Staff had the opportunity to talk with Senior Master Sgt. Andrew Traugot, Director of Satellite Professional Military Education (PME). SMSgt. Traugot visited the 143d to observe the Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) attending the Satellite NCO Academy (SNCOA) Class 13-1. SMSgt. Traugot
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Master Sergeant Joe Delfino, Technical Sergeant Kevin Hunt, Staff Sergeant Matt Elderkin, Chief Master Sergeant Carlos Moniz and Captain Chris Peloso, all of the 143d Maintenance Group and members of the Mobile Training Team for the Indian Air Force, pose with some of their students. Provided photo. 143d Airlift Wing, Strengthening Security Relationships with Foreign Partners
An important component of our national security strategy is the cultivation of relationships with our foreign partner countries with the hopes of building coalitions and working toward common goals--promoting U.S. interests abroad and enhancing global security. Since 2008, the 143d Airlift Wing (AW) has played a key role in this effort withthe
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2012
Colonel (Col) Arthur Floru, Commander of the 143d Airlift Wing (AW), Rhode Island Air National Guard (RIANG) and the simulated 125th Air Expeditionary Wing located at Alpena Combat (CRTC), Michigan, keeps operational control of the Wing from a simulated bunker during a simulated attack. The 125th AEW is comprised of members from the 143d AW, the 107th AW of Niagara, New York, and the 914th AW also of Niagara, NY. The units have joined forces for their Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI). National Guard Photo by Tech Sgt Jason Long (RELEASED) Team Rhody is Mission Ready
This summer the 143d Airlift Wing joined forces with the 107th Airlift Wing and the 914th Air Reserve Wing, both of Niagara, New York, to form the 125th Air Expeditionary Wing for an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI). After well over a year of planning and coordination, home station and fly-away exercises, thousands of sandbags, and plenty of
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A representative from Hasbro Children's Hospital, Chief Master Sergeant Gary Austin, 143d Maintenance Group, Dr. Robert Klein, Chief Pediatrician, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Mr. Robert Ward, President, National Guard Association of Rhode Island, and Colonel Mark Sheehan, Commander, 143d Operations Group and 2009 Air Show/Open House Director pose for a photo at the presentation of a $100,000 check to the Hasbor Children's Hospital. This money was raised during the 19th annual Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show held in June 2009 at Quonset Air National Guard Base. USAF photo by Master Sergeant Janeen Miller (Released) Hard Work Pays Off in More Ways than One!
The National Guard Association of Rhode Island announced that through the efforts of the 2009 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show held here in June they have donated $100,000.00 to the Hasbro Children's Hospital and $42,000 to other local charities. This brings the total donations over the past 19 years to 1.3 million dollars to the
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2010
Members of the 143d Airlift Wing (AW) Student Flight gather for a group photo durning a weekend long training seminar at Camp Varnum, Narragansett, Rhode Island (RI). This training is designed to help incoming Airmen get ready for Basic Military Training by giving them the opportunity to learn customs and courtesies, reporting procedures, weapons familiarization and much more. USAF photo by Master Sergeant John McDonald (Released) Preparing for Basic Military Training
On September 20, 14 Rhode Island Air National Guard recruits attentively sat at a table as Technical Sergeant Greg Grutter of the 143d Security Forces disassembled a 9 mm handgun. For many, it was their first time handling a weapon, but they knew it would not be their last. The students were part of a two-day program held at Camp Varnum,
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2010
Command Chief Master Sergeant (CCMSgt) William McGovern, 143d Airlift Wing (AW), settles into his new office in building P-1, Quonset Air National Guard Base (ANGB). CCMSgt McGovern was appointed as the fourth Wing Command Chief for the 143d AW at a ceremony held during the September 2009 Unit Training Assembly (UTA). USAF photo by Technical Sergeant Jason Long (Released) "I'm All In - Are You?" New Command Chief Hits Ground Running
Chief Master Sergeant William McGovern, Jr., the newly appointed 143d Command Chief, is settling into his new office in P-1 here at Quonset, but doesn't plan on sitting still too long."I want to be remembered as an engaged Chief, in tune with the enlisted force. I want to roll up my sleeves and get to know as many of the enlisted I can, and gain
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2010
Major General (MG) Thomas J. Haynes, Air National Guard (ANG) assistant to the commander, Air Mobility Command (AMC), and former Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Rhode Island Air National Guard (RIANG), was promoted to Major General in the Rhode Island State House Rotunda, Providence, RI. MG Haynes was pinned by his wife, Barbara and MG (ret) Thomas Kane, former director of plans and programs for AMC. USAF Photo taken by Technical Sergeant Jason Long (Released) Former 143d Airlift Wing Commander Receives Second Star
Major General Thomas J. Haynes stood at attention as his own two star flag was unfurled for the first time on March 7, 2009. In a ceremony held at the Rhode Island State House, the rotunda was filled with well wishers from all aspects of his career, including Airmen and women from the 143d Airlift Wing here at Quonset. Promoted January 28, 2009,
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David Buckley, son of the late LtCol (ret) David Buckley, was sworn in as a UPT candidate here at Quonset ANGB, Saturday, 6 December 2008. David is following in his father's footsteps. LtCol Buckley, who flew with the 143d Airlift Wing for many years, passed away earlier this year. He would be very proud of his son's decision to join the 143d Operations Group. David is pictured with, from left to right, Col Ed Johnson, former C-130 Navigator, 143d Airlift Squadron (AS), LtCol Rick Hart, pilot, 143d AS, his mother Leslie Buckley, LtCol Arthur Floru, pilot, 143d Operations Support Flight Commander, and LtCol Gary Larson, pilot, 143d AS, all long time companions of David's father. We welcome him aboard. (USAF photo by Technical Sergeant Jason Long) (Released) Keeping it in the Family
David Buckley, son of the late LtCol (ret) David Buckley, was sworn in as a UPT candidate here at the Quonset Air National Guard Base, on Saturday, 6 December 2008. David is proudly following in his father's footsteps. LtCol Buckley, who flew with the 143d Airlift Wing for many years, passed away earlier this year. We are certain he would be very
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Members of the 143d Airlift Wing Fire Department respond to a call of smoke in the headquarters building during an annual Anti-Terrorism Exercise held at the 143d AW, Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, Rhode Island. (USAF photo by MSgt John McDonald) (Released) Anti-Terrorism Exercise Heightens 143d Airlift Wing Awareness
On the September UTA the 143rd Airlift Wing underwent a different kind of installation level exercise. The unique thing about this is that this was the first time we had exercised our base barrier plan all the way up to Force Protection Condition (FPCON) DELTA since the tragic events of 9/11 back in 2001.       What most people were not aware of
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Members of the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show key staff with founding sponsor Mr. Al Cerrone and his friend Rita pose for a picture at the International Council of Air Shows Conference Chairman's Banquet in Las Vegas, Nevada. The RING Open House and Air Show was presented with the prestigious Dick Schram Community Service award. The RING Open House and Air Show is only one of 3 shows that have won this award twice. They were previously presented the award in 1995. (Released) Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show Wins Prestigious Award
The Rhode Island National Guard (RING) Air Show was recognized as the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award during an awards ceremony at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) on December 11 in Las Vegas.Held each June in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the RING Air Show was
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