U.S. Air Force Col. Terrence Koudelka, left, the commander of the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, passes a guidon to Lt. Col. Kristian Post, the commander of the 193rd Regional Support Group, during an assumption of command ceremony Sept. 21, 2019, in Annville, Pennsylvania. Post has held various positions across the Wing, commanding the 193rd Special Operations Squadron and more recently, serving as the 193rd Special Operations Group deputy commander. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Harp)
A firefighter moves into position during a large-scale exercise September 21, 2019, at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania. First responders from the 193rd SOCES, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties participated in the exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
Firefighters from the 193rd Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties participate in a simulated aircraft crash during an exercise held at the September 21, 2019, at Harrisburg International Airport, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The exercise is required by the Federal Aviation Administration every three years. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
Members of the 193rd Special Operations Wing student flight and local volunteers help firefighters during a simulated aircraft crash for an exercise September 21, 2019, at Harrisburg International Airport, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The 193rd SOW student flight were amongst the dozens of volunteer’s dressed in moulage to test the response skills of local EMTs, firefighters and police. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
Members of the 193rd Special Operations Wing student flight and local volunteers help to transport the wounded to safety during a simulated aircraft crash exercise held September 21, 2019, at Harrisburg International Airport, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The 193rd SOW student flight were amongst the dozens of volunteer’s dressed in moulage to test the response skills of local EMTs, firefighters and police. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
Firefighters from the 193rd Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties work to hoist up the wing of a simulated aircraft crash during an exercise held at the September 21, 2019, at Harrisburg International Airport, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The exercise is required by the Federal Aviation Administration every three years. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
Firefighters from the 193rd Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron worked with local EMTs, firefighters and police during a large-scale exercise September 21, 2019, at Harrisburg International Airport, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. First responders from the 193rd SOCES, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York counties participated in the exercise. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
Firefighters from the 193rd Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron worked with local EMTs, firefighters and police during a large-scale exercise September 21, 2019, at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The exercise included live fire, smoke and dozens of volunteer victims and tested the first responders ability to respond to a plane crash. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
Firefighters from the 193rd Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron worked to help extinguish a fire during a large-scale exercise September 21, 2019, at Harrisburg International Airport, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. During the exercise, live fire, smoke and dozens of volunteer victims were staged to test first responders ability to respond to a plane crash. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
During a change of command ceremony Sept.21, 2019, at the 193rd Air Operations Group, State College, Pennsylvania, Col. Adam Marshall (center) relinquishes command of the 193rd Combat Operations Squadron, to Lt. Col. Patrick Brown (right). Col. Scott Harron (left), 193rd Air Operations Group commander, officiated. Col. Marshall was selected as 201st Combat Operations Squadron commander, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Susan Penning/Released)
Members of the 193rd Special Operations Wing student flight act as casualties during a simulated aircraft crash exercise held September 21, 2019, at Harrisburg International Airport, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. The 193rd SOW student flight was amongst the dozens of volunteer’s dressed in moulage to test the response skills of local EMTs, firefighters and police.
During a change of command ceremony Sept. 21, 2019, at the 193rd Air Operations Group, State College, Pennsylvania, Col. Scott Harron (left), 193rd Air Operations Group commander, appointed Lt. Col. Patrick Brown (right) as the new 193rd Combat Operations Squadron commander. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Susan Penning/Released)

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ROOM TO MOVE -- The 201st RED HORSE Squadron used their civil engineering expertise enhance the Wing's Aerial Port mission in Middletown. The Wing's robust capabilities to help provide air transport, troops, equipment and supplies have made it the go-to resource used by the Pennsylvania National Guard and others when answering the call anytime, anywhere. United States Air Force, Air Force Special Operations Command, Pennsylvania National Guard, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting, The National Guard, Fort Indiantown Gap, Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Middletown, Pennsylvania, Only In Pennsylvania
FIT TO FIGHT! Are you mentally and physically ready to meet life's challenges? Meet Airman 1st Class Adam Schuck from Services, who sat down with us to discuss fitness, staying productive and reaching your maximum potential... Read his interview here... https://www.193sow.ang.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/1927483/airman-insight-airman-1st-class-adam-schuck/ United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard BucknellU Air National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Joliet, Illinois National Guard #FitToFight
ON TIME AND ON TARGET - U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party Specialists with our 148th Air Support Operations Squadron anticipate the final pass of an Idaho Air National Guard A-10 after they called in the aircraft to do a simulated air strike Aug. 13, 2019, near Boise. The special warfare Airmen spent three weeks training on air-to-ground combat tactics alongside the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Full story, video and photos coming soon. Pennsylvania National Guard United States Air Force Air National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting National Guard Air Combat Command Air Force Special Operations Command
SERVICE WITH DIGNITY -- During a recent field training exercise, members of our Services Squadron trained on search and recovery efforts, and vehicle operations. These highly dedicated Airmen provide critical support to troops in six core areas: food service, lodging, fitness and sports, readiness, mortuary affairs and protocol. United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Fort Indiantown Gap Training Site Annville, Pennsylvania Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania National Guard
MEDICAL CARE IN THE AIR -- From 1947-1964 the Wing was designated the 140th Aeromedical Transport Squadron, providing immediate medical air transport services for both peace and wartime missions. The aircrews were expanded to include a nurse and two medical technicians. #TBT #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere #PaProud United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Dauphin County, PA Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
#TBT IN RANGE AND ON TARGET - The Bollen Air-to-Ground Weapons Range at Fort Indiantown Gap has adapted over the years to meet our military's changing training needs. One thing that hasn't changed, however, is our Airmen's commitment to provide the most realistic tactical range environment possible to prepare Air Force units to deliver lethal and effective force from helicopter, heavy transport and special mission aircraft. United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations CommandUnited States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Fort Indiantown Gap Training Site Annville, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting
RIP, CHIEF! It is with heavy hearts and with peace and love to his family and friends, that we post the sad news of the passing of former 193rd SOW Command Chief Steve Hile. You will be greatly missed, Chief, see you on the High Ground... United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Pennsylvania National Guard Associations Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Pennsylvania National Guard Dauphin County, PA Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
#TBT SHADOWS OF THE PAST - Taken from the exercise Solid Stance in England, 1993, our Maintenance Airmen work on our aircraft as the sun either rises or sets. Any time, any place, our Airmen ensure all of our aircraft are mission capable and ready at a moment's notice. #QuietProfessionals #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Pennsylvania Only In Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Air National Guard The National Guard Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
#TBT HEROES RETURN! -- Show some BIG LOVE for the giants whose shoulders we stand upon! Former members of the Wing spent the day touring with Airmen and experiencing the changes the Wing has made since their time in service. We truly can't do what we do if you didn't do what you did -- THANK YOU! #PAProud #NeverSeenAlwaysHeard United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Middletown, Pennsylvania Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Fort Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Dauphin County, PA The National Guard
100% SUPPORT! Show some Wing love to Master Sgt. Kurt Shipkowski of the 193rd Special Operations Force Support Squadron for completing his Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy test with a 100-percent average. Shipkowski is the Force Sustainment Management Operations NCO-in-charge and the first person in the Wing to achieve such a score! #LeadTheWay #LeadFromTheFront United States Air Force AFSOC Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Middletown, Pennsylvania Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USAF Senior NCO Academy Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) The National Guard Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
GHOSTRIDER UP! The AC-130U has been working hard for more than 20 years, haunting the night skies and hunting our enemies. Now it's time for the AC-130J Ghostrider to pick up where the Spooky left off. Got a favorite Spooky memory? Here's to a new reason to fear the dark!
DIVERSITY ROCKS! Our differences can be our strengths! A "Four Lenses" class hosted by the human resource advisor office helps Airmen identify, understand and utilize the four main personality types that help us all fit into the fight! #PaProud #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere United States Air Force AFSOC Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Middletown, Pennsylvania Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting National Guard Air National Guard Air National Guard Recruiting Middletown, Pennsylvania Dauphin County, PA
INDEPENDENCE! We stand at the ready — let Freedom ring! #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere #Freedom United States Air Force Pennsylvania National Guard Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting
TIP OF THE CAP! Our Airmen continuously strengthen our partnership with the Civil Air Patrol. Nearly 300 CAP cadets recently visited the Wing as part of their weeklong CAP Encampment at Fort Indiantown Gap. During their visit, CAP cadets were able to see what it’s like serving in the Air National Guard. United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Middletown, Pennsylvania Ft. Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Civil Air Patrol - Pennsylvania Wing Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Civil Air Patrol Dauphin County, PA Middletown, Pennsylvania National Guard The National Guard
STRIKE UP THE BAND! - The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast began their summer concert series with a bang! Please join them in person and follow their Facebook page for more details and show information: Air National Guard Band of the Northeast June 28 - Niagra Falls, NY - 7 p.m. American Veteran's Monument, Hyde Park June 30 - Cheektowaga, NY July 1 - Fairport, NY July 2 - Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, NY United States Air Force, Air National Guard, Pennsylvania National Guard, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, National Guard, Air National Guard Recruiting, @Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting, @Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Mountville, Pennsylvania, Mountville Church of the Brethren Niagara Falls, New York Cheektowaga, New York Fairport, New York Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, NY Air Force Special Operations Command
FUTURE LEADERS - Civil Air Patrol cadets are a present asset and future leaders. A current 193rd SOW and former CAP member helps us understand why this program is so essential... United States Air Force, Pennsylvania National Guard, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, National Guard, Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), Civil Air Patrol - Pennsylvania Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Middletown, Pennsylvania, Only In Pennsylvania, @Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Dauphin County, PA Fort Indiantown Gap Civil Air Patrol
LIFESAVERS! -- Usually suited up to take on chemical biological radiological and nuclear hazards, citizen-Airmen of the 193rd's Medical Group Detactment 1 take their CBRN Task Force medical training to the battlefield for Tactical Combat Casualty Care.#AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere United States Air Force, Air Force Special Operations Command, Pennsylvania National Guard, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, The National Guard, Air National Guard Recruiting, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, 193 Special Operations Wing Association, Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Only In Pennsylvania National Guard The National Guard Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
DEATH ON CALL, LIFE AT HAND - Members of the 148th Air Support Operations Squadron recently performed a Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise where Airmen used a combination of good tactics and good medicine to remove injured service members from the battlefield. Take a closer look at the training here: www.193sow.ang.af.mil/News/Features/Display/Article/1807751/193rd-sow-airmen-participate-in-tccc-exercise/ United States Air Force, Air Force Special Operations Command, Pennsylvania National Guard, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, @Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting, Air National Guard Recruiting, Air National Guard, @Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, Fort Indiantown Gap Training Site, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, Pennsylvania TACP Association National Guard The National Guard
18th OUTSTANDING UNIT! — Congratulations, Team 193rd! "To be awarded an 18th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award is an honor. It is a testament to the dedication and sacrifices that the Airmen of our team, and their families, make every day for our Nation and Pennsylvania." — Col. Terrence Koudelka, commander of the 193rd SOW. Find out more about the dedication of our Airmen and the Wing’s 18th AFOUA here… https://www.193sow.ang.af.mil/News/Article/1865243/193rd-sow-earns-18th-air-force-outstanding-unit-award/ #PAProud Air Force Special Operations Command United States Air Force Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Middletown, Pennsylvania Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Annville, Pennsylvania Fort Indiantown Gap Training Site Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Dauphin County, PA National Guard Only In Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Rep. Scott Perry Senator Pat Toomey U.S. Senator Bob Casey Pennsylvania PennLive.com
PRESIDENTIAL PIT STOP — Vice President Mike Pence passed through the base June 6, taking time to meet with members of the 193rd SOW community as he made his way to events scheduled throughout Central Pennsylvania. United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Middletown, Pennsylvania Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Vice President Mike Pence Rep. Scott Perry Dauphin County, PA Pennsylvania National Guard Recruiting Pennsylvania National Guard Associations NationalGuard.net National Guard

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