The 103rd Security Forces Squadron of the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing of the CT Air National Guard returned home to CT on Sunday, March 9, 2008, to the warm welcome of families and friends. CT Governor Rell was on hand to honor these civilian warriors.
Homecoming Slide Show below:
Members of CT's 376 Security Forces pose in front of "Thank you" banner created and signed by the Unilever U.S. Supply Chain leadership team at its recent meeting at West Point.
The troops at Manas AB in Kyrgyzstan were treated to a USO show recently. Shown here in the bottom row are airmen from CT's 376 Security Forces. In the middle row are: Kid Rock, Lance Armstrong, comedian Lewis Black, Miss USA Rachel Smith, comedian Robin Williams and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan.
The headquarter's office of the 376th is very festive these days, with Xmas stockings, care cartons and lots of goodies from its supporters, including Adopt-a-Soldier Platoon.
376th Air Expeditionary Wing
Our Adoptee and Contact:
CMSgt Dan C.
A team from the CT Air National Guard has been sent on a humanitarian and security mission in Kyrgyzstan, north of Afghanistan. AaSP has a bunch of supporters and Special Friends in Connecticut who want to help. It is our privilege and honor to support these brave men and women! The unit is surrounded by orphanages and part of their mission is to try to help the children so please help us help them! (see below)
In early November, the Unilever U.S. Supply Chain Leadership Team held an exciting "Pack for the Troops" team building activity at its meeting at West Point's Thayer Hotel. The result -- packages for all 31 of the 376's Security Force and a signed banner that now hangs in its Headquarters.
In early October, Clayton Services of Shelton, CT, joined the cause and sent a very generous donation that is going towards improving the morale and welfare of the 376th AEW. Already 17 cartons with power bars, trail mix, socks, batteries, gum, blankets and Dunkin' Donuts coffee have been shipped to our civilian warriors. Special thanks to Marcie, Janet, Diane, the Perks and Works Committee and all the generous folks at Clayton who made this special donation possible. Employees donated dollars for "Jeans Day" in order to wear jeans to work. Thank you Clayton!!
Other Special Friends that will be supporting these brave Connecticut civilian warriors include the Unilever Logistics Team in Clinton, CT, the Unilever Trumbull TEAM and also the folks from the William Raveis Real Estate agency in Trumbull, CT. A team from Longwood University in Virginia also wants to help. Thanks to all our Special Friends.
For the latest list of items the 376th needs, CLICK HERE.
For more information on the 376th AEW and Manas AB, CLICK HERE.
376th AEW with K-9 unit in foreground.
We're proud to support the 376th AEW team from the CT Natl Guard.
Join the Air National Guard and see the world! Here the Central Tien Shan mountains are the backdrop for an old building in the area where the 376th is deployed.
Air Force C-17 against the backdrop of the Central Tien Shan mountains.
Father and son on a delivery.
One of the local villages supported by the 376th.
One of the missions of the 376th is to help the local people. They are surrounded by orphanages. The schools and orphanages usually have about 100-150 kids per home. The troops with plumbing, construction and electrical experience help with all the hard work that isn't getting done there. This is passed on from each rotation that comes through. Each Unit adopts a village and than does everything it can (not using military money or supplies) to help the village out any way possible.
They have just started to get a little more rain and wind now which is nice because it blows all the smog away (so you can see the mountains better) creating cleaner air for our airmen. They are surrounded by farm land and all the farmers and villagers burn all their garbage and old crops.
By the way, they can use crayons, pencils, erasers, paper, chalk, wipes, and kids stickers to give to the children in the orphanages.