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  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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