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  • EMEDS: It's all about saving lives

    Fifty-five Air National Guardsmen from the 111th Medical Group joined together with 20 additional ANG colleagues from Pittsburgh and New York to complete their five-year Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) certification review during a field exercise at Willow Grove Air Reserve Station Aug. 3-7. 

  • 111th Fighter Wing: Ready to rock and roll!

    Sixteen members of the 111th Maintenance Group deployed to Ft. Drum, NY, in support of flying operations and live fire training missions July 30 through Aug. 9.As a Forward Operating Location, or FOL, Ft. Drum provides the pilots and ground crews the opportunity to experience loading and firing live

  • Col. Carrelli assumes leadership of 111th Fighter Wing

    During a change of command ceremony held Aug. 2, Col. Paul Comtois, 111th Fighter Wing commander, passed the guideon and relinquished command of the 111th FW to Col. Tony Carrelli, 111th Maintenance Group commander, in Hangar 3 at Willow Grove Air Reserve Station, Pa."We chose Colonel Carrelli to

  • Celebration of the colors

    General David Petraeus, Central Command commander, celebrated Flag Day with The Adjutant General for Pennsylvania, Major General Jessica Wright, various members of the 111th FW and members of the Philadelphia Union League June 14. The Union League is a group of the Philadelphia region's leaders in

  • Philly neighborhood honors 111th member during parade

    Master Sgt. Walter J. Milewski, first sergeant of the 201st RED HORSE Sq. Det. 1 was honored by and served as Grand Marshall at the Port Richmond Memorial Day Parade in Philadelphia, Pa. this year.  Milewski and his wife Janice laid a wreath honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Sergeant

  • 111th LRS assists local Marines in deployment

    During the first three weeks of May 2009, the 111th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) assisted the Marine's HMH-772 Squadron of Marine Air Group (MAG 49) with their nine-month contingency deployment to Afghanistan. The Marines, who are co-located at Willow Grove with the 111th Fighter Wing (FW),

  • Blue skies usher in Bollen Range live fire, CSAR mission

    With a ghost white face, twisted stomach and heavy feet, I peered out the back of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at the ground below. The view was amazing for me, approx. 70 other guardsmen from the 111th Fighter Wing and several members of the local community who boarded three helicopters earlier that

  • A-10s bomb, rattle ground at Avon Park bombing range

    A caravan of 111th FW personnel left the Tampa area on Feb. 23 headed for Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. to experience an A-10 training mission. They drove interstate to local highway, past palm trees and cattle, covering over 100 miles. Once they arrived, they scaled several metal staircases up to

  • PECO’s “Operation Military Pride” campaign donates items to 111th FW

    Representatives from PECO delivered donated goods collected during an "Operation Military Pride" campaign in November to Willow Grove Air Reserve Station Dec. 11. Items for deploying members included: food, snacks, powdered beverages, toiletries, phone cards and leisure items such as puzzles, game

  • Wing participates in Navy Integrated Training Exercise

    Members of the 111th FW participated in a Navy integrated training exercise (ITE) at NAS Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove Oct. 9. Training teams comprised of members from a variety of Navy and Air National Guard sections were tested on their ability to respond to an on-base emergency based on their