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  • Rhode Island Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve presents four Patriot Awards

    At a ceremony held at the West Warwick Police Department Youth Center, February 28, four members of the West Warwick Police Department were recognized with Patriot Awards from the RI Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Senior Master Sgt Steven Fratus of the 143d Airlift Wing nominated all the members presented with awards, Major Mark Knott,
  • U.S. departs Aero India, leaves stronger relationships behind

    U.S. aircraft, crew and support personnel, as well as members of the Department of State and other U.S. representatives returned home this week after a strong showing at Aero India 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka, India Feb. 20.
  • Rhode Warriors support 58th Presidential Inauguration

    On January 20, 2017 the Rhode Island Air National Guard stepped into action to support the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. The combined efforts of the 143d Force Support Squadron and 282d Combat Communications Squadron provided essential food services support, transportation, logistics and communications capabilities. This year
  • 143d Airlift Wing Airmen Return from Deployment in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve

    North Kingstown, RI – Over 100 Airmen and several C-130J aircraft from the 143d Airlift Wing returned to Quonset Air National Guard Base from a deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Family, friends and fellow guardsmen greeted the Airmen as they returned over the course of four days.The
  • 737th EAS flies first mission into Q-West

    The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2016, the first coalition aircraft to land on the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. The aircraft landed mere hours after repairs to the runway were completed, a project that’s been underway since Iraqi
  • Innovative Readiness Training Delivers Productive National Guard Training; Guam 2016

    INARAJAN, Guam - Members of the Rhode Island Air National Guard's 143d Airlift Wing's Civil Engineering Squadron (CES) and Public Affairs (PA) Office partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Guam for an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) exercise. The 36 member team were there to assist in the construction of two homes slated for two Guam families
  • Quonset Fire Professionals Perform Joint Training

    Chicopee, Massachusetts – Several military and civilian members of the Quonset Fire and Rescue Team participated in a live fire exercise with members of the 103d Airlift Wing, Connecticut Air National Guard, at Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts. This joint training exercise was an opportunity for the Airmen to become one cohesive team.
  • 143d Participates in International Exercise: Cobra Gold

    Cobra Gold. It sounds like the title of an Indiana Jones film. Fortunately, for the Rhode Island Air National Guard (RIANG) and the international partners involved it was not. No one was running from boulders or falling into snake pits. Possibly with a little less Hollywood flare, but certainly not lacking excitement, Cobra Gold deserves the
  • 143d Civil Engineering Squadron Receives 2015 Founders and Patriots Award

    For the year 2015, the 143d Civil Engineering Squadron was recognized as the Founders and Patriots of America honoree at a ceremony held on December 5th at Quonset Air National Guard Base. The Rhode Island Society of the Founders and Patriots presents a variety of awards each year to outstanding National Guard units, ROTC programs and Cadets.The
  • New Simulator Facility to Be Built at Quonset Air National Guard Base

    Quonset ANGB, North Kingstown, Rhode Island - On April, 24th 2015, at Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, a ground breaking ceremony took place to commemorate the beginning of construction on a C-130J Simulator Facility.  The facility will, in the future, house a state of the art simulator for the C-130J Super Hercules. 
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143 AW Airmen and C-130Js joined by soldiers from the Rhode Island National Guard took part in Exercise TRADEWINDS 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas. The RING has been partnered with the Bahamas through the State Partnership Program (SPP) since 2005. #WeAreRHODY
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The 143d Airlift Wing Fire Department conducted a live fire training event at the Rhode Island Fire Training Academy in Exeter, Rhode Island, May 4, 2018. Major General Christopher Callahan, Adjutant General, Rhode Island National Guard, and his aide de camp, Captain Victoria Tolbert-Bravo, joined the Airmen for a look into their career field. Photos by Senior Master Sgt. Janeen Miller, 143 AW/PA and Specialist Alexandra Curtis, JFHQ-RI/PA #RhodeWarriors #RIsHomeTeam Air National Guard | National Guard
Rhode Warriors, Please take a moment to look at these updates to enlisted PME from CMSAF Wright
The 143d Airlift Wing receives a new commander! Colonel Michael A. Comstock assumes command of the 143 AW after serving as the vice commander since 2016. To read more visit our website. #RhodeWarriors http://www.143aw.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1489920/a-change-of-command-for-rhode-island-air-national-guard-unit/ Rhode Island National Guard | Air National Guard | National Guard
For several days Airmen and Soldiers from the Rhode Island National Guard (RING) and Soldiers from the The Connecticut National Guard (CTNG) have been participating in a subject matter expert exchange with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) at Coral Harbour Base, Nassau, The Bahamas. The Rhode Island National Guard has been partnered with The Bahamas through the State Partnership Program since 2005. The exchange has provided invaluable training for the RING, CTNG, and the RBDF and strengthened the enduring partnership. U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Janeen Miller 143 AW/PA #RhodeWarriors Air National Guard | National Guard | United States Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas | NORAD and USNORTHERN Command
March is Women's History Month. "How important it is to recognize and celebrate our HEROES & SHE-ROES!" Maya Angelou
#RhodeWarriors, tune in to Command Chief Master Sgt. Anderson's Facebook Live Town Hall 17 March at 1100 hrs
I am Capt. Jamie Boudreaux, C-130J pilot, 143d Airlift Squadron, Rhode Island Air National Guard. My main responsibility is to perform tactical airlift operations both in country and at deployed locations. As a pilot, I am responsible for providing humanitarian relief and aid for various disasters and scenarios. I also support combat operations when in a deployed environment. My favorite part of this job is being able to fly all over the world and see new and exciting locations. There is nothing better than seeing the view from thousands of feet in the air. My job affects the wing mission as a whole because I am directly involved with the flying operations. Whether it be for humanitarian or combat purposes, our aircraft are utilized for important parts of the wing mission. We also provide international training through our program to help educate pilots from around on the world on the ins and outs of the C130J aircraft. My personal goals within the military are to continue progressing in my career field, and to take on more leadership and mentoring roles. I want to help not only the operations group, but the entire wing to be the best that it can possibly be. I am a full-time technician within the Air National Guard but on my free time I enjoy attending concerts and sporting events such as football and baseball.
Stay up-to-date between drill weekends! Everything you need to know about the 143d Airlift Wing is now available at your fingertips. Features include a phone directory, events calendar, PT calculator, job opportunities, PME opportunities, news, social networking and more. 143d Airlift Wing app will is available for download. Search "143d Airlift Wing" in the iTunes and Google Play stores.
I am Staff Sgt. Courtney Kreshak, knowledge operations manager, 143d Operations Group, Rhode Island Air National Guard. My primary duty is to provide administrative assistance to the commanders of the operations group. I also manage rosters and check attendance of the group during drills to ensure that members are receiving payments in the appropriate status. I also manage and modify orders as an orders specialist for the operations group. I am a full time technician at Joint Force Headquarters and act as a liaison between the 143d Operations Group and Human Resources. I am available to help with any questions and resolve any issues that relate to the Human Resource department and our full-time technician program. My additional duties include monitoring physical fitness tests as a PT leader, and I am also the alternate unit safety representative. My biggest influence and reason why I joined the military is my father, Senior Master Sgt. Steve Kreshak. He is also a member of the unit and works as a production controller within the Maintenance Operations Center in the Maintenance Squadron. I was always interested in joining because I grew up watching him in a military environment. My father and I were lucky enough to deploy together to Bagram, Afghanistan in 2011. He is my personal hero and our military service together is a strong bond that we will always share. My goals within the military are to keep up with my physical fitness standards and ensure that I am up to date with PME. I also plan to outrank my dad by the time I retire which means that I need to get promoted to chief! I have two children, Brayden, 5, and Brynn, 2. I enjoy spending time with friends and family and love being out on the boat and by the water during the summer.
On his recent trip to India Gen. David L. Goldfein said, "I'm also very proud of the strong ongoing relationship forged between the @IAF_MCC & the Rhode Island Air National Guard's 143rd Airlift Wing." #rhodewarriors http://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/030218/us-air-force-chief-flies-indias-combat-jet-tejas-interacts-with-iaf-personnel.html Air National Guard | Rhode Island National Guard
Colonel Daniel Walter, commander of the 143d Airlift Wing, flew his final flight as a C-130J pilot with the U.S. Air National Guard, January 24, 2018 at Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, RI. It is tradition for a pilot's family, friends, and colleagues to hose him/her down following their last flight prior to retirement. The men and women of the 143d Airlift Wing applaud Colonel Walter and thank him and his family for their selfless service to the state and nation. (Note: It was 38 degrees) U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. Janeen Miller, 143 AW/PA #RhodeWarriors Air National Guard | Rhode Island National Guard
The 143d Airlift Wing would like to congratulate Lieutenant Colonel Richard Taito on his promotion to Colonel. Col Taito is a long time member of the 143d and Rhode Island Air National Guard Family. #RhodeWarriors
143d Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron conduct a weapons training exercise in Woonsocket, RI. #rhodewarriors
Rhode Warriors, report time tomorrow, January 5, 2018 is 0900. Please plan on parking in the lower lot of building P-2.
Rhode Warriors, All RI National Guard bases will be closed to non-essential personnel tomorrow, 4 Jan 2018. All personnel will remain available for recall for should a state emergency response be required. Remember, SAFETY ALWAYS!