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  • Trident Juncture: 143d Airlift Wing Supports Key NATO Exercise

    North Kingstown, Rhode Island - Two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and twenty-eight Airmen from the 143d Airlift Wing departed for Spain this week in support of NATO's Exercise Trident Juncture (TRJE15).The Airmen departed from Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, Rhode Island on October 19th and included personnel from a cross-section
  • 143d Airlift Wing Receives New Command

    February 8, 2015 - Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, Rhode Island - Colonel Arthur Floru relinquished command of the 143d Airlift Wing to Colonel Daniel Walter during a Change of Command Ceremony held in the Maintenance Hangar at Quonset Air National Guard Base in front of the Airmen of the 143d Airlift Wing and distinguished
  • Rhode Island Air National Guard Senior NCO Council Hosts Inaugural Leadership Development Course

    22 January 2015, Quonset ANGB, RI - The Rhode Island Air National Guard Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Council conducted its first Leadership Development Course on January 21st 2015 at Quonset Air National Guard Base. The event was held in an attempt to provide the future enlisted leaders of the Rhode Island Air National Guard with the tools they
  • The National Guard State Partnership Program: Bahamas DFT 2014

    NASSAU, Bahamas - Members of the Rhode Island Air National Guard's 143d Airlift Wing from the Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), Force Support Squadron (FSS) and Public Affairs Department (PA) launched its inaugural group DFT (Deployment For Training) to support the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) at the Coral Harbour Base on June 14-27, 2014.The
  • Rhode Island National Guard Holds Annual Wingman Day

    WARWICK, RI - On Sunday, 3 August 2014, the men and women of the Rhode Island Air National Guard's 143d Airlift Wing, 102d Network Warfare Squadron and the Joint Force Headquarters gathered at the Knight Campus of the Community College of Rhode Island for their annual Wingman Day. It is a requirement that each Air National Guard unit hold a Wingman
  • Chief Master Sergeant Brush Visits the 143d Airlift Wing

    Chief Master Sergeant Mitchell Brush, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chief, National Guard Bureau, stopped into the 143d Airlift Wing for a visit with the Rhode Warriors. Following a brief informal meeting with the Wing leadership Chief Brush took a tour of the facilities at Quonset Air National Guard Base. To close out his visit with the 143d,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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!