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  • Hard Work Pays Off in More Ways than One!

    The National Guard Association of Rhode Island announced that through the efforts of the 2009 Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show held here in June they have donated $100,000.00 to the Hasbro Children's Hospital and $42,000 to other local charities. This brings the total donations over the past 19 years to 1.3 million dollars to the
  • Preparing for Basic Military Training

    On September 20, 14 Rhode Island Air National Guard recruits attentively sat at a table as Technical Sergeant Greg Grutter of the 143d Security Forces disassembled a 9 mm handgun. For many, it was their first time handling a weapon, but they knew it would not be their last. The students were part of a two-day program held at Camp Varnum,
  • "I'm All In - Are You?" New Command Chief Hits Ground Running

    Chief Master Sergeant William McGovern, Jr., the newly appointed 143d Command Chief, is settling into his new office in P-1 here at Quonset, but doesn't plan on sitting still too long."I want to be remembered as an engaged Chief, in tune with the enlisted force. I want to roll up my sleeves and get to know as many of the enlisted I can, and gain
  • Former 143d Airlift Wing Commander Receives Second Star

    Major General Thomas J. Haynes stood at attention as his own two star flag was unfurled for the first time on March 7, 2009. In a ceremony held at the Rhode Island State House, the rotunda was filled with well wishers from all aspects of his career, including Airmen and women from the 143d Airlift Wing here at Quonset. Promoted January 28, 2009,
  • Keeping it in the Family

    David Buckley, son of the late LtCol (ret) David Buckley, was sworn in as a UPT candidate here at the Quonset Air National Guard Base, on Saturday, 6 December 2008. David is proudly following in his father's footsteps. LtCol Buckley, who flew with the 143d Airlift Wing for many years, passed away earlier this year. We are certain he would be very
  • Anti-Terrorism Exercise Heightens 143d Airlift Wing Awareness

    On the September UTA the 143rd Airlift Wing underwent a different kind of installation level exercise. The unique thing about this is that this was the first time we had exercised our base barrier plan all the way up to Force Protection Condition (FPCON) DELTA since the tragic events of 9/11 back in 2001.       What most people were not aware of
  • Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show Wins Prestigious Award

    The Rhode Island National Guard (RING) Air Show was recognized as the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award during an awards ceremony at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) on December 11 in Las Vegas.Held each June in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the RING Air Show was
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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!