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166th Airlift Wing Welcomes Center of Influence Members

166th Airlift Wing Welcomes Center of Influence Members

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer tries his hand flying a C-130H aircraft in the Ops flight simulator at New Castle Air National Guard Base, Del., Oct. 31, 2019. The COI event allows for community leaders, business leaders, and spokesmen from various organizations in Delaware with the opportunity to learn more about the Delaware National Guard, meet leadership, tour facilities and aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Mr. Mitch Topal)

166th Airlift Wing Welcomes Center of Influence Members

Airmen from the 142nd AES describe to COI members the configuration of a C-130 for aeromedical evacuation, and the complexities of transporting injured soldiers and Airmen from FOBs – at New Castle Air National Guard Base, Del., Oct. 31, 2019. The COI event allows for community leaders, business leaders, and spokesmen from various organizations in Delaware with the opportunity to learn more about the Delaware National Guard, meet leadership, tour facilities and aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Mr. Mitch Topal)

166th Airlift Wing Welcomes Center of Influence Members

U.S. Air Force Col. Carla D. Riner, 166nd Airlift Wing Commander, explains the 166th Operations Group mission to visiting COI members at New Castle Air National Guard Base, Del., Oct. 31, 2019. The COI event allows for community leaders, business leaders, and spokesmen from various organizations in Delaware with the opportunity to learn more about the Delaware National Guard, meet leadership, tour facilities and aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Mr. Mitch Topal)

166th Airlift Wing Welcomes Center of Influence Members

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Pike details base operations to visiting COI members at New Castle Air National Guard Base, Del., Oct. 31, 2019. The COI event allows for community leaders, business leaders, and spokesmen from various organizations in Delaware with the opportunity to learn more about the Delaware National Guard, meet leadership, tour facilities and aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Mr. Mitch Topal)

166th Airlift Wing Welcomes Center of Influence Members

U.S. Army MG Michael Berry, Delaware National Guard Adjutant General, provides a “State of the Guard” presentation to COI members at New Castle Air National Guard Base, Del., Oct. 31, 2019. The COI event allows for community leaders, business leaders, and spokesmen from various organizations in Delaware with the opportunity to learn more about the Delaware National Guard, meet leadership, tour facilities and aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Mr. Mitch Topal)

NEW CASTLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Del. --

Members of Delaware National Guard’s Center of Influence visited the 166th Airlift Wing to learn more about the Delaware Air National Guard during a base tour on October 31, 2019, at the 166th Airlift Wing, New Castle, Delaware. The COI event allows for community leaders, elected officials, business leaders, and spokesmen from various organizations in Delaware with the opportunity to learn more about the Delaware National Guard, meet leadership, tour facilities and aircraft.

After a presentation by U.S. Army MG Michael Berry, Delaware National Guard Adjutant General, COI members were divided into two groups. They took turns touring a C-130 configured for Aeromedical Evacuation, visiting the Delaware Air Guard firefighting unit, then tried their hand at flying a C-130 in the Ops flight simulator.

Lunch was served in McCallister Dining Facility. The tour ended at 2 p.m.