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  • 111th Attack Wing welcomes new commander

    The 111th Attack Wing, headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania, welcomed Col. Deane E. Thomey as their new wing commander during an assumption of command ceremony here June 13, 2021. The Commander of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Brig. Gen. Michael Regan, presided over the ceremony recognizing Thomey, who officially assumed command of the 111th when he arrived here from the Pentagon in April of 2021.
  • 111th Attack Wing bids farewell to former commander

    BIDDLE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Pa. – The 111th Attack Wing said farewell to its former commander here today, in a ceremony honoring him for his service to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. Col. William R. Griffin officially retired on April 1, 2021, when he reached his mandatory retirement date, and was recognized today for his 31 years of honorable service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States. The Commander of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Brig. Gen. Michael Regan presided over the ceremony and delivered the keynote address.
  • Road Warriors: Guard Team tackles Bataan Memorial March, honors hometown hero

    A team of Pennsylvania Guardsmen didn’t wait for Memorial Day to honor those who paid the ultimate price serving our country. Eight hikers with ties to the 111th Attack Wing completed the 32nd annual Bataan Memorial Death March remotely by marching nearly 30 miles on a route from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall to Valley Forge National Historic Park April 17, 2021. The march was more than a physical challenge. It was a way to reflect upon the original Bataan Death March, which killed approximately 9,000 Filipino and 1,000 American troops.
  • 111th Med Group vaccinates wingmen, achieves top readiness rank

    The 111th Medical Group here has administered more than 900 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to airmen and department of defense civilians on base between Jan. 27, 2021 and May 20, 2021 while maintaining their top ranking for operational readiness in the Air National Guard. COVID-19 presented its challenges over the past year. But, the 111th Med Group displayed their resiliency by finding a way to keep themselves and their fellow wingmen safe while training and fulfilling additional mission requirements.
  • ANG ‘shirt’ at Biddle integrates inclusion with experience, education, spirituality

    Biddle Air National Guard Base, Pa. -- Airmen morale, welfare and conduct describe the focus of an Air Force first sergeant. And while 111th Medical Group First Sergeant Natasha Maynes stands for those values, her personal principles remain paramount while donning the diamond – and she keeps it simple. It’s about helping people. All the people. Even before assuming the first sergeant role, her mantra of helping people was apparent to members of the 111th Attack Wing here.
  • PA Air Guard member honored at NHL game

    A member of the 111th Operations Support Squadron here was recognized for both his military and community service by his favorite hockey team recently. Maj. Michael Gielbeda, a cyber operations officer with the 111th OSS at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, was recognized as the Hero of The Game by the New Jersey Devils at their home arena in Newark, New Jersey, May 3, 2021.
  • Highest enlisted rank gains new giant

    Senior Master Sgt. Lauren Paul, the 111th Force Support Squadron superintendent, was promoted to the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant during a ceremony on Saturday, May 1 at Biddle Air National Guard Station. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Brian Wilson, 111th Force Support Squadron commander, quoted Isaac Newton saying, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Paul gave credit to the shoulders she was able to stand upon – for the Airmen who have had the pleasure of working with Paul, she has been their shoulders.
  • Rookie 111th SFS member meets military idol

    Airman 1st Class William Guilfoyle, a native of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, serving with the 111th Security Forces Squadron here, stayed frosty when his military idol, John Gretton “Jocko” Willink, a retired Navy SEAL officer who rose to fame as a best-selling author and podcaster, rolled through the front gate of Biddle Air National Guard Base with members of his team requesting an opportunity to give an impromptu motivational speech to mobilized members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard April 19, 2021.
  • 111th ATKW participates in DoD-wide extremism stand down

    The 111th Attack Wing conducted a “stand down” here during its regularly scheduled drill on April 12, 2021, as part of a Department of Defense program to address extremism in the ranks. Across the Defense Department, in units large and small, commanders and leaders held stand downs which were directed by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III in early February. A “stand down” provides time for military units to shift focus from operational or alert status, and focus on an important training issue facing the force.
  • Centenarian pilot visits 103rd Attack Squadron

    A 100-year-old U.S Air Force retiree’s visit to the 103rd Attack Squadron here proved you can take the pilot out of aviation, but you can’t take the aviation out of the pilot. Retired USAF Lt. Col. William P. Bonelli, a Pearl Harbor survivor who went from being an aviation mechanic to flying a B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II, sat in a declassified USAF MQ-9 Reaper simulator and talked tactics with fellow pilots during a visit to learn more about remotely piloted aircraft from the 103rd ATKS at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, April 15, 2021.
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