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  • Arrest in development: a gate runner exercise scenario

    The capabilities of 102nd Security Forces Squadron Airmen to defend the perimeter of Otis Air National Guard Base were put to the test during a no-notice exercise here, Jan. 27.
  • A Trifecta of Leadership Changes at the 102 IW

    The 102nd Intelligence Wing welcomed three new unit commanders during a ceremony held at Otis Air National Guard Base on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Kicking off the ceremony was the assumption of command of the 102nd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group by Col. Enrique Dovalo. The ceremony was presided over by Col. Sean Riley, commander of the 102nd Intelligence Wing. Col. Riley spoke of the significance of the event.
  • 102 IW Command Message for August 2020 – Col. Sean Riley

    On August 7, 2020, 102nd Intelligence Wing commander, Col. Sean Riley, delivered the monthly 102 IW Command Message.  In his remarks, he discussed his number one priority for the wing – Mission Assurance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Riley emphasized the importance of social distancing, wearing of masks, handwashing and most importantly, making the call to stay home if you have been exposed or are feeling sick.
  • Virtual roll call results in surprise promotion ceremony

    On Saturday, June 27, 2020, during morning roll call for the 102nd Intelligence Wing staff, a unique promotion ceremony took place.
  • Talking about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) awareness month. It is important to recognize the signs of PTSD and seek mental health support as Airmen stand ready to respond to the nation’s emergencies at a moment’s notice. According to Jill Garvin, 102nd Intelligence Wing Director of Psychological Health, there are four clusters of symptoms to look out for.
  • 202nd WF Airman earns distinction down range

    An Airman from the 102nd Intelligence Wing, 202nd Weather Flight was recognized recently for superior performance during his deployment to the Middle East in support of the 34th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade. Tech. Sgt. Paul Pelletier was selected as the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve “Hero of the Week” by CJTF-OIR commander Lt. Gen. Pat White, and presented with the citation by 34th ECAB Aviation Weather Operations officer in charge, Lt. Col. Mark Wiley, on April 23, 2020.
  • Adopting the family business, answering the call to service

    OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Allen Nancarrow’s career in the profession of arms is rooted deeply in the service of his family. Following in the footsteps of his mother, father, and others, Nancarrow continues to carry the family legacy of service into the 21st century. Joining the Air National Guard in 2008, Nancarrow was inspired to lead a life of military service through the examples set for him by many members of his family, but also from the deep feelings of patriotism surrounding the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Mass. Guard members use civilian medical training in COVID-19

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — More than 180 Soldiers and Airmen from the Massachusetts National Guard with civilian medical backgrounds have been called up to serve with Task Force Raptor and join the commonwealth's fight against COVID-19.
  • Called to comfort: Mass. military chaplains provide support during COVID-19

    During these challenging times, people are seeking comfort and compassion to help them not only with any medical issues they may be facing, but also the emotional challenges that come with increased stress. Chaplains from the Massachusetts National Guard (MANG), as well as the Massachusetts Organized Militia, have been visiting Soldiers and Airmen throughout the state to provide additional spiritual support during the COVID-19 response efforts. 
  • PMEL continues calibration for total-force during COVID-19

    Through the course of many weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the various missions of the Air Force continue. One such area that often goes unnoticed is that of the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory or ‘PMEL’. As one of only seven labs that has the necessary equipment and personnel to perform Air Data Calibration, the Otis PMEL provides precision calibration and measurement for sixteen different USAF, ANG and foreign military support flying missions, as well as local support for District 1 of the United States Coast Guard...
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