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  • 111th Attack Wing supports Operation Allies Refuge

    Fifteen members of the 111th Attack Wing have activated in support of Operation Allies Refuge, the effort to relocate interested and eligible Afghan nationals and their immediate families who supported the U.S. Government efforts in their homeland, since Aug. 26, 2021. The 111th Airmen and women are on federal orders through at least the end of September to provide general base support such as security, logistics support and ground transportation duties as needed at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, New Jersey.
  • Legacy: 111th ATKW helps celebrate 74th Air Force birthday in Philadelphia

    More than a dozen 111th Attack Wing members stationed here represented the Pennsylvania Air National Guard during a 74th U.S. Air Force birthday celebration hosted by the Armed Services Council of the Union League of Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 2021. Maj. Gen. Randolph J. Staudenraus, Director, Strategy, Policy, Plans and International Affairs (J-5), National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., served as the keynote speaker and Retired Maj. Gen. Wesley E. Craig Jr., Armed Services Council of the Union League of Philadelphia Chairman, presided over the event.
  • Sept 11th remembered at 111th Attack Wing

    Col. Deane E. Thomey, Commander 111th Attack Wing, speaks during in a memorial ceremony commemorating the 20 years since the 9-11 terror attacks, at Biddle Air National Guard Base, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2021. During the ceremony 111th Attack Wing members shared stories of their experiences from that day. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sergeant Ross Alexander Whitley)
  • RED HORSE Ready! 111th squadron always set to ‘saddle up’

    With the shift in mission at the 111th Attack Wing from A-10 Thunderbolt II to the remotely-piloted MQ-9 Reaper, there are those in the community who are sometimes surprised that the Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, is still open for business. Then drill weekend hits, and the base population swells to more than a thousand with 13 111th Attack Wing units, and units from the Army Reserve and Army National Guard conducting training on base. That’s when it becomes clear – Biddle Air National Guard Base is operational.
  • 111th ATKW FRG leader lives the American dream

    Anna Richar believes in the American Dream because long before she was an award-winning woman in charge of family readiness, or a small business owner, she was a little girl whose family left the Old Country for New York City in search of a better life.   Richar, the daughter of Italian immigrants, is now the 111th Attack Wing Airmen and Family Readiness Program Manager at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, where she cares for military families serving to keep the American Dream she experienced alive.
  • Long-time 111th Med Group member assumes command

    111th Med Group Commander Col. Adam Colombo received his unit’s colors from 111th Attack Wing Commander, Col. Deane E. Thomey, during an assumption of command ceremony at Biddle Air National Guard Base, August 8, 2021. Thomey presided over the ceremony recognizing Colombo's official assumption of command for the 111th Med Group, which he originally joined as an emergency physician in 2005. As their new commander, Colombo is responsible for the personnel and financial resources attached to the unit. Additionally, he is responsible for the oversight of all assigned medical units, ensuring each unit remains fully mission capable and ready for response to both state and federal military operations. As the senior medical officer, he also provides medical expertise to the Wing leadership.

    Per the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker, Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties have moved into the “Substantial Transmission” level of community transmission. Due to this increase in local transmission, and in accordance with the latest guidance from the Deputy Secretary of Defense, effective immediately, all Biddle Air National Guard Base personnel (Service members, Federal employees, onsite contractor employees, and visitors), regardless of vaccinations status, will wear masks. IAW DoD Guidance, individuals must wear masks consistently while indoors at Biddle ANG Base except: (1) when an individual is alone in an office with floor-to-ceiling walls and closed doors; (2) for brief periods of time when eating and drinking while maintaining at least six-feet distance and in accordance with instructions from commanders and supervisors; (3) when the mask is required to be lowered briefly for identification or security purposes; and (4) when necessary to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability.
  • 111th ATKW hosts PA State Representatives

    The 111th Attack Wing welcomed three Pennsylvania State Representatives to Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, for an update to discuss issues important to the Wing, the base and the local community. Col. Deane Thomey, 111th Attack Wing Commander, hosted State Representatives Todd Stephens (151st District), Todd Polinchock (144th District) and Meghan Schroeder (29th District) for briefings from key 111th ATKW leaders and staff. The meeting included an update on installation efforts to address water quality concerns related to the base’s drinking water and storm water runoff.
  • PA TAG Visits 111th Airmen

    Senior leadership for the Pennsylvania National Guard deboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter after landing at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2021. The group, led by Maj. Gen. Mark J. Schindler, Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, visited to the 111th Attack Wing to receive an update on the unit, tour the base and meet Airmen assigned there. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Tyrone Mitchell)
  • 111th Civil Engineer Squadron Re-Activates

    The 111th Civil Engineer Squadron held a ceremony at Biddle Air National Guard Base Horsham, Pennsylvania to re-activate after a 13-year hiatus, June 12, 2021. The 111th CES de-activated in 2008 when the base transitioned from a Joint-Reserve base to a Guard installation before eventually reactivating during June 2021’s Uniform Training Assembly. Col. Christine Munch, Commander 111th Mission Support Group, stressed the importance of the occasion after the ceremony. “I think it means a lot for the squadron members to slap that patch on their uniforms,” Munch said. “It’s important to note that the Civil Engineer Squadron is being re-activated, not activated.”