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  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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