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  • Safety Cannot be Sequestered!

    We're all facing hard economic times in the Guard. Budgets and flying hours are being slashed. Furloughs have been planned. Things are tough all over. Luckily, our work requirements will be scaled back accordingly... right? Hmm... not so much. The need to operate safely cannot be scaled back either. On the contrary, as we're faced with cuts in time
  • 440th Airlift Wing offers safe haven for Rhode Island aircraft

    POPE FIELD - C-130J Hercules aircraft belonging to the 143rd Airlift Wing take refuge at Pope Field, N.C., on Feb. 6, 2013, as Winter Storm Nemo strikes its home base of Quonset Point Air National Guard Station, R.I.Six C-130s made the trip from Quonset Point to Pope Field with an expected return date of Feb. 12, but with more winter storms on the
  • Quonset Air National Guard Base Air Traffic Control Tower Ready for Action

    Members of the Rhode Island National Guard were joined at Quonset Air National Guard Base by Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse as well as Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicillinie for a dedication ceremony of the newly built $8.3 million dollar Air Traffic Control Tower facility. The 98 foot tall building was constructed for the 143d
  • 143d Airlift Wing Has a New Enlisted Leader

    In a ceremony rich in tradition, the enlisted leadership of the 143d Airlift Wing changed hands Sunday December 3, 2012 inside the maintenance hangar at Quonset Air National Guard Base.The ceremony took place in front of a Wing formation of hundreds of enlisted Airmen known as the "Rhode Warriors." Wing members manned the rare enlisted only
  • New Leaders Graduate from Satellite NCO Academy

    McGHEE TYSON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Tenn. -- Six Airmen from the 143d Airlift Wing were among 125 Airmen from 14 units who graduated from the Satellite Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy Class 12-2 in a ceremony held at The I.G. Brown Air National Guard Training and Education Center December 12.The NCO Academy or the In-Residence or via
  • Bruins Stop by for Military Appreciation

    Last Wednesday players and staff members from the Providence Bruins Hockey Team and staff members from the Boston Bruins Hockey Team stopped into Quonset Air National Guard Base to visit members of the Rhode Island National Guard to show their appreciation for the selfless service of the Airmen and Soldiers of the RING. This is the second time the
  • Joint Information Center - A "Purple" Place

    During Hurricane Sandy, members of the Rhode Island Air National Guard's 143d Airlift Wing Public Affairs and the Rhode Island Army National Guard's 110th Public Affairs Detachment formed the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency's (RIEMA) Joint Information Center (JIC). The team worked in collaboration to keep the public informed on the ongoing
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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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!