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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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