Flying Yankee Milestone

Posted 19 December 2013
Photo by Maj. Bryon Turner

An aircrew from the 103rd Airlift Wing, the Connecticut Air National Guard unit at Bradley ANGB in East Granby, carried out the unit’s first locally-generated sortie with one of the unit's newly-assigned C-130H Hercules transports on 19 December 2013. The 103rd AW crew was augmented by members of the New York Air National Guard, and an active-duty Air Force crewmember. The Connecticut Guard’s flying unit, the 118th Airlift Squadron, is still training aircrew members after converting from C-21s. The 103rd AW, known as the Flying Yankees, is expected to receive five additional C-130Hs in 2014.

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