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  • Gates: Guard connects military, American people

    The National Guard is one of the best connections between the armed forces and the public, the secretary of defense said Wednesday. "Our best connection to the American people and to communities is in fact the reserve component - the National Guard and the Reserves," Robert M. Gates told an audience at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. "The fact
  • Message from TAG about ORI results for 166th Airlift Wing

    All personnel of the 166th Airlift Wing, Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on attaining an excellent rating on the ORI. Awesome! I had occasion to speak to the AMC IG Team and they had nothing but praise for the exceptional performance of the Wing. Everything I observed throughout the inspection was testimony to your commitment to
  • Guardsmen honored as military, civilian leaders

    Guardsmen honored as military, civilian leaders By IRA PORTER · The News Journal · February 9, 2009 For exemplifying the best in both of their dual roles - citizen and soldier - two members of the Delaware National Guard were honored Sunday. Delaware Army National Guard Staff Sgt. John French, 36, of Wilmington, and Delaware Air National Guard
  • Plane Pull fundraiser May 3 to support Special Olympics Delaware at Delaware Air Guard base in New Castle

    The 2009 Plane Pull fundraiser is being held Sunday, May 3, 2009, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., over the May 2-3 Delaware National Guard weekend drill, and held at the Delaware Air National Guard base in New Castle.This is another chance for teams of Airmen and Soldiers, school students, firefighters, trade unions, corporations, small businesses and
  • Are you ready?

    www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articleAre you ready? The News Journal · March 31, 2009 Tech Sgt. Syreeta Grasty sorts luggage belonging to her fellow Delaware Air National Guard airmen on Monday before the group heads to Alpena Air National Guard Base in Alpena, Mich. Once in Alpena, the Delaware airmen will work side-by-side with more than
  • History-making, barrier-breaking general concludes Delaware Air Guard career

    Brigadier General Ernest G. Talbert, a lifelong Delawarean, has retired from the Delaware Air National Guard after a career that took him to Southwest Asia as a C-130 aircraft pilot in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, as the 166th Airlift Wing vice commander during the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 and as the wing commander in
  • Delaware Air Guard five-ship C-130 aircraft formation sharpens war fighting skills

    Beachgoers enjoying the height of the summer during a hot and hazy day along the coastline from Ocean City, Md. to Cape Henlopen, Del. on June 7, 2008 saw an unusual sight -- or five unusual sights, if they counted correctly. Just before 1:00 p.m. that Saturday, starting offshore at Ocean City, thousands of people along the shore saw five Delaware
  • Delaware Air Guard C-130 aircraft reaches 10,000 hour flying milestone

    At mid-day June 5, 2008, a C-130 transport aircraft of the 142nd Airlift Squadron, part of the 166th Airlift Wing of the Delaware Air National Guard, flew a training proficiency flight resulting in the aircraft reaching and breaking 10,000 flying hours. This was a new milestone for C-130H aircraft flown by the unit for the last 23 years. Before the