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  • Otis Microgrid ribbon-cutting marks a new era in energy resiliency and grid security

    After three years of planning and construction, a ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Aug 29 that marked the DoD’s first wind-powered microgrid, signifying the system’s readiness to support the 24/7 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission of the 102nd Intelligence Wing.
  • ESGR Employer Appreciation Day at Joint Base Cape Cod

    Over 30 civilian employers of National Guard and Reserve service members participated in an employer appreciation event organized by the Massachusetts contingent of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves organization, on Friday July 13, 2018.
  • 102nd Fighter Wing aircraft honored at Tyndall Air Force Base

    Military aircraft that responded to the attacks over our homeland during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, are being honored at the The Killey Center for Homeland Operations at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. The facility is headquarters for 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern) and the Continental U. S. NORAD Region, one of the three regions that make up the North American Aerospace Defense Command. 1st AF (AFNORTH) is the air component of the United States Northern Command, with an area of responsibility that includes the continental United States, Alaska, Canada and Mexico.
  • Embracing Change – 10 Years of the 102nd Intelligence Wing

    Change is a challenging proposal. Be it an adjustment to a daily routine, or one’s preconceived notions, the resistance to change is inherently a human condition. For individuals, having a tried and true routine is familiar and easy. There is a certain comfort factor that accompanies the status quo and convinces us that changing something for the sake of change itself is usually a bad thing. As the old saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”
  • Winter storms highlight Massachusetts Guard teamwork

    Punxsutawney Phil was on the money this year when he predicted six more weeks of winter. And although they would never admit it, it probably felt a little like Groundhog Day for the 102nd Civil Engineers tasked to keep Joint Base Cape Cod up and running in the wake of four Nor’easters that struck the region last month.
  • I Am An American Airman - Chief Master Sgt. Karen Cozza

    It was a cloudless day when a Sailor in the Navy Reserve took his young daughter with him to attend an airshow at the now decommissioned Naval Air Station South Weymouth in Weymouth, Mass. Young Karen, a small child in the crowd, became mesmerized by the engineering marvels she saw flying across the sky. It was certainly beyond her wildest dreams that she would one day become a maintainer for the United States Air Force.
  • I Am An American Airman – Staff Sgt. Alyssa Farren

    Look up “American Airman” in the dictionary and you just might find a photo of Staff Sgt. Alyssa Farren, a Personnel Specialist assigned to the 202nd Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group.
  • 102nd Civil Engineers support Camp Tortuguero

    OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Cape Cod, Mass. - Last September Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, one of the largest and most destructive hurricanes ever recorded on the island. Maria made landfall as a strong Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. The hurricane devastated much of the island and left over a million people without electricity, and many without access to fresh water.
  • Ready To Deploy - Logistics Plans

    OTIS AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Cape Cod, Mass. - In the Air Force there comes a time for most people when you have to pack your bags, say good bye to loved ones and deploy overseas. When that time comes you’ll have a full appreciation for the Airmen who plan your trip and make sure you get over there and back safely.
  • First to Defend

    Military heraldry has been in use for thousands of years. As early as the 12th century, standards-bearing symbols have been used to identify individuals of note, military units and alliances between families and clans. The symbolism on these emblems were used to identify friend from foe, and many times, to document history through designs and symbols of significance.
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