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  • PA Airman's paint scheme may adorn Air Force Recruiting stock car

    An Air National Guardsman assigned to the 111th Attack Wing at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, is a finalist in the recent U.S. Air Force Recruiting contest that challenged Airmen to design an Air Force-themed paint scheme for the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet for the 2022 NASCAR season. Staff Sgt. Kyle Copenhaver, a native of Royersford, Pennsylvania, who serves as a heavy vehicle maintainer with the 111th Logistics Readiness Squadron, found out his P-51 Mustang design, which incorporates the Hap Arnold wings to celebrate the Air Force's 75-year heritage, made it to the contest finals Jan. 7, 2022.
  • Biddle ANG Base hosts Congressional Delegation

    A congressional delegation led by U.S. Congresswoman Madeleine Dean visited the 111th Attack Wing at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Dec. 21, 2021. The group of federal and state-level representatives received an update on the organization and the base and met with members of the command during their tour. “It is a privilege to host our congressional leaders to share more about the mission of the 111th and the incredible work our Airmen do 365-days-a-year across the Commonwealth and around the world,” said Col. Rebecca A. Gray, 111th ATKW Vice Wing Commander. “It is important to connect with our congressional delegation as we look to the future. We must partner together in order to capitalize on the incredible resources of talent, military mission and our geography that we have here at Biddle Air Guard Base.”
  • 111th LRS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Steven Good relinquished command of the 111th Logistics Readiness Squadron to Lt. Col. Bennie Roberson during a change of command ceremony December 12, 2021 here. This ceremony is a military tradition symbolizing the transfer of leadership of a unit or command. Ironically as Roberson steps up as commander of the 111th LRS, Good will be moving into Roberson’s prior role as the 111th Attack Wing inspector general.
  • Lithuanian Armed Forces cyber defense leader visits 111th Attack Wing at Biddle ANG Base

    Cyber defense leaders from the Pennsylvania National Guard’s State Partnership Program partner, Lithuania, visited the 111th Attack Wing at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2021 to discuss capabilities, training and areas of future cooperation. Lithuanian Air Force Col. Romualdas Petkevicius, Director of Regional Cyber Defence Center in Kaunas, Lithuania, met with Air National Guard Lt. Col. Thomas Love, Commander, 112th Cyberspace Operations Squadron; and Army National Guard Maj. Christine Pierce, Team Chief for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s Defensive Cyber Operations Element; to review previous training and engagements, and to begin mapping out future opportunities for defensive cyber training and collaboration between the Pennsylvania National Guard our partners in Lithuania.
  • 111th Rising Six Council jumpstarts junior enlisted

    What if I told you there’s an organization on base offering professional development, mentorship, camaraderie and leadership training for more than 600 troops … And, it’s spent most of the year headed by two staff sergeants? For some stationed at Biddle Air National Guard base in 2021, it’s easy to believe because we’ve witnessed the 111th Attack Wing’s Rising Six Council in action, successfully hosting a state-wide Airman Development Program, mapping out a new base running route, and hosting morale events like the Annual Awards Banquet and the recent Friendsgiving Frenzy Bonfire Extravaganza.
  • 111th CES Chief retires, closes career with hometown ties

    After almost 39-years of military service, a senior enlisted leader here at the 111th Attack Wing retired and closed his career with a nod to his hometown roots during a ceremony held at Biddle Air National Guard base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, Nov. 6, 2021. Chief Master Sgt. Christian J. Haas, a native of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, received his goodbye salutes and handshakes from his comrades-in-arms at the 111th ATKW, where he has served in the 111th Civil Engineering Squadron as the Base Facility Manager since 2009.
  • New 111th SFS Commander brings badge, pilot wings to table

    Pennsylvania Air National Guard Lt. Col Alex VanZant, an Air Force pilot previously assigned to the 111th Operations Group, assumed command of the 111th Security Forces Squadron after accepting the unit’s colors from PAANG Col. Christine Munch, 111th Mission Support Group Commander, during a ceremony at Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
  • 111th ATKW hosts environmental advisory board, features new water treatment plant on base tour

    The 111th Attack Wing hosted 27 members of the Willow Grove Air Base Restoration Advisory Board here, for a tour of the base to review progress in improving the quality of base drinking water and groundwater/stormwater run-off Oct. 28, 2021. The Willow Grove RAB was established in 2015 and meets quarterly to address community concerns and environmental issues regarding the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Willow Grove and the former Air Force Reserve Station (ARS) Willow Grove. The visitors included local residents; representatives from local, state and federal government; and civic/business leaders in the community.
  • 111th ATKW supports Allies Welcome

    U.S. Air Force Reserve Chaplain (Capt.) Conner Simms, assigned to the 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis, Minnesota (left) enjoys a break with pancakes prepared by 111th Attack Wing Religious Affairs Tech. Sgt. Rafeeq E. Strickland at the JBMDL Chapel, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Sept. 19, 2021.  The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel)
  • Retired SEAL 'Jocko' Willink returns to Biddle Air National Guard Base

    When John Gretton “Jocko” Willink, retired Navy SEAL officer and best-selling author, visited Biddle Air National Guard Base in Horsham, Pennsylvania, for an impromptu morale speech in April, 2021, he said he'd be back. Willink made good on his word to return to the base, reconnecting with military personnel and the civilian first-responder community here, during his second visit Oct. 5, 2021.