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  • New USAF Connect App helps families at the 102nd IW

    As Guardsmen, we’re a close knit family and able to lean on one another in times of need. When we’re deployed some of us could potentially face challenges at home and our families may need a helping hand in our absence. The 102nd Intelligence Wing’s new USAF Connect App has a feature designed to help family members of deployed Airmen in non-emergency situations to request assistance when difficult unforeseen circumstances arise. As always, in case of emergency, call your local emergency services, or dial 911.
  • National Guard mobilizes for tornado cleanup on Cape Cod

    Over two dozen Airmen from the 102nd Civil Engineer Squadron from Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass., mobilized to assist local communities in the wake of three F1 tornadoes that touched down on Cape Cod on July 23, 2019. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker authorized 500 Army and Air National Guardsmen from around the Commonwealth to support the towns affected by the storms in order to return the region to business as usual as quickly as possible.
  • Massachusetts Airmen perform training in England

    More than 40 Airmen from the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, are performing their deployment for training July 8 - 21, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England.
  • Apollo astronaut returns to Air Guard roots

    A North American F-86H Sabre static display was dedicated during a ceremony at Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass. on June 8. The ceremony was held to formally announce the dedication of tail number 31235 in honor of Captain Russell “Rusty” L. Schweickart, who was in attendance. Schweickart flew the F-86H Sabre during the early 1960’s while
  • 102nd Civil Engineers train for deployment at Silver Flag

    Over two dozen members of the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 102nd Civil Engineer Squadron recently traveled to Tyndall AFB, Florida to participate in a two week training event with the 823rd Red Horse Squadron at the Silver Flag Exercise Site. The trip gave the Airmen the opportunity to hone their skills working together with active duty and reserve civil engineer units from across the country, operating in a simulated deployed environment.
  • Air National Guard partners with UMass Dartmouth on cybersecurity

    The Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 102nd Intelligence Wing and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to establish collaborative programs in the field of cybersecurity on Monday, April 29, 2019. The MOU creates a partnership that aims to mutually benefit both organizations for years to come.
  • 102nd Intelligence Wing declares April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    102nd Intelligence Wing Commander Virginia I. Gaglio officially declared April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month during a proclamation signing ceremony held on April 5, 2019, at Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The proclamation was read by members of the wing's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team.
  • Inspection Readiness vs. Day-to-Day Readiness

    In the past, thoughts and images of an inspector often conjured a sense of anxiety and panic. Armed with a checklist and a quota, the old “black-hat” inspectors would set out with one goal in mind; to find and report deficiencies. And if a deficiency was found, there was a good chance it would result in a bad performance report or the loss of a job. As a result, units often spent more time cleaning, polishing, and painting over any and all imperfections in hopes that inspectors would overlook a deficiency. This of course created two states of readiness; 1) day-to day-readiness; and 2) inspection readiness. The black-hat inspection methodologies resulted in inefficiencies, the tendency to hide problems, high levels of stress, and a false sense of readiness.
  • Air Force navigator's stein defies time

    Rituals, customs and traditions – virtually every military organization in the world has them, and the United States Air Force is no exception. For Air Force pilots, navigators and other aircrew there are occasions such as getting one’s call sign, getting hosed down upon completion of a ‘fini-flight’ and even the annual tradition of ‘mustache March’, during which scores of aviators pay reverence to Brig. Gen. Robin Olds.
  • Director of the Air National Guard visits 102nd Intel Wing

    Director of the Air National Guard Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice visited the 102nd Intelligence Wing on Monday, Dec. 10 to tour the facilities and get a closer look at the wing’s capabilities. “It’s good to be home,” said Lt. Gen. Rice. Before assuming his current position, Lt. Gen. Rice previously served as the Adjutant General and Commander of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
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