U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, center, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, meets with an Airman from the 148th Air Support Operations Sqaudron Nov. 16, 2019, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Slife visited with and spoke to 193rd SOW Airmen to gain insight about their impact on the unit’s state and federal missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, center, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command, has lunch with Airmen at the 193rd Special Operations Wing Nov. 16, 2019, in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Slife visited with and spoke to 193rd SOW Airmen to gain insight about their impact on the unit’s state and federal missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, right, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, and Col. Terrence Koudelka, commander of the 193rd Special Operations Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, serve Thanksgiving lunch to Airmen Nov. 16, 2019, one base at Middletown, Pennsylvania. Slife visited with and spoke to 193rd SOW Airmen to gain insight about their impact on the unit’s state and federal missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Loftis)
U.S. Air Force Col. Susan Garrett, 193rd Special Operations Mission Support Group commander, left, passes a guidon to Lt. Col. Frank Shoaf, the commander of the 193rd Force Support Squadron, during an assumption of command ceremony Nov. 16, 2019, Middletown, Pennsylvania. The ceremony began with preliminary honors and ended with the symbolic passing of the guidon. Shoaf previously served as the combat plans division operations officer and strategy planner, with the 193rd Combat Operations Squadron, State College, Pennsylvania. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Claire Forbes)
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)

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THANKFUL! Let us give thanks for our Brothers and Sisters past and present who sacrifice their Thanksgiving to defend our Country and our American way of life. Happy Thanksgiving! #RED #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere #TBT United States Air Force Pennsylvania National Guard Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
CONGRATS, SIR! Help us congratulate Col. Eric McKissick, commander of the 193rd Special Operations Maintenance Group for his promotion to colonel! During his 30 years of service to the Air National, Guard. McKissick has played a vital role in the success of the Maintenance Group and the Wing. Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard National Guard Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
HISTORY MAKERS! — Eight Airmen from the 193rd Air Operations Group made U.S. military history as they helped move the first U.S. command and control center move from the Middle East to the U.S. via a temporary command and control center at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. WTG AOG!!! #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere #QuietProfessionals Find out how they made history… https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/amid-tension-with-iran-us-air-force-shifts-middle-east-command-center-from-qatar-to-south-carolina/2019/09/29/67d93834-e216-11e9-be7f-4cc85017c36f_story.html United States Air Force Pennsylvania Air Force Special Operations Command Air Combat Command Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) State College, Pennsylvania Middletown, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard National Guard
FAMILY BENEFITS!!! -- Join more than 200 unit members who already enrolled in the first-in-the-nation Military Family Education Program, providing well-earned educational assistance for our beloved Guard spouses and children. Contact your Retention Team of TSgt Jordan Parrish and SSgt Alicia Lopez at (717) 948-2105, today! Pennsylvania Air National Guard National Guard Pennsylvania National Guard Fort Indiantown Gap 193 Special Operations Wing Association Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Middletown, Pennsylvania Carlisle, Pennsylvania Lebanon, Pennsylvania Lancaster, Pennsylvania
SEEING STARS! Lt. Gen. Jim Slife, commander of Air Force Special Operations Command and Chief Master Sgt. Cory Olson, AFSOC command chief made a special trip to meet our Airmen, get a deeper understanding of our unique federal and state missions, and discuss how the 193rd SOW fits into the AFSOC of the future. Exciting times ahead! #1Force1Fight United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Air National Guard National Guard Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Hurlburt Field Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Middletown, Pennsylvania AFSOC Commander #Thanksgiving
“FRITZ AND ROY” #TBT — is the description on this preserved slide from a summer day in 1957 at Spaatz Field at the Reading Airport, then home of the 140th Aeromedical Transport Squadron of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. Here they are painting a P-51 Mustang that was decommissioned in May of 1956 and became a permanent fixture at the Field. United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Reading, Pennsylvania Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Mid-Atlantic Air Museum Berks Nostalgia The READING AIR Fest Klinger's at the Airport Reading Regional Airport Fort Indiantown Gap @PNGMilitaryMuseum Pennsylvania Military Museum; PA Historical & Museum Commission wwII Weekend, Mid-Atlantic Air Mueseum I Love WWII Planes The National WWII Museum
NEW COMMANDERS! — Help us congratulate Lt. Col. Marvin Laing, commander of the 193rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Lt. Col. Frank Shoaf, commander of the 193rd Special Operations Force Support Squadron, and Capt. Brian Nolan, commander of the 203rd Weather Flight. We look forward to the leadership and guidance you bring to your new units. #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere #NeverSeenAlwaysHeard United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Air Combat Command Air National Guard National Guard Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Fort Indiantown Gap Annville, Pennsylvania Friends of the 193d Special Operations Wing 193 Special Operations Wing Association Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
HONORED TO SERVE! On Veterans Day, let us celebrate our Brothers and Sisters who have defended our Freedoms and American way of life -- home of the Free, because of the Brave! #AlwaysReadAlwaysThere #QuietProfessionals Pennsylvania National Guard United States Air Force Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
WELCOME HOME AGAIN! The second wave of Airmen returned home from deployment this week! Help us welcome your hometown heroes from the 193rd after a deployment overseas supporting Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve. United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) National Guard PennLive.com Middletown, Pennsylvania Dauphin County, PA Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
HOME AT LAST! -- Please help us welcome back more of your amazing deployers who came home to family, friends, hugs and tears of joy! After their deployment overseas supporting Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve, it's time to enjoy who and what you've been fighting for -- welcome back! #PAProud #NeverSeenAlwaysHeard Air Force Special Operations Command, United States Air Force, Pennsylvania National Guard, Air National Guard, The National Guard, Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), Middletown, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, PennLive.com, Only In Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Middletown, Pennsylvania Dauphin County, PA WPMT FOX43 Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg abc27 News WGAL News Channel 8 Susquehanna Valley, Pa.
WELCOME HOME! Please help us welcome home your hometown heroes from the 193rd after a deployment overseas supporting Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve. An EC-130J Commando Solo from the Wing’s fleet also returned from flying missions overseas. United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania PennLive.com Air National Guard Pennsylvania National Guard National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Middletown, Pennsylvania
FIRE FIGHTING — Wing Firefighters and our Student Flight provided vital support to Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) during an emergency drill. These exercises increase readiness and strengthen our partnership with HIA and other local emergency services. #AlwaysReady #Firefighters #Fire United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Recruiting National Guard Air National Guard Dauphin County, PA FirefighterNation.com and FireRescue Magazine Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
PASSING THE TORCH — Help us congratulate Lt. Col. Kristian Post, the new 193rd Regional support group commander and Lt. Col. Patrick Brown, the new 193rd COS commander! Find out more about Lt. Col. Post’s assumption of command here… <a href="https://www.193sow.ang.af.mil/News/Article/1971020/new-193rd-rsg-commander-assumes-duty/" target="_blank">https://www.193sow.ang.af.mil/News/Article/1971020/new-193rd-rsg-commander-assumes-duty/</a> United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Air Combat Command Ft. Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Pennsylvania Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Fort Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Dauphin County, PA Lebanon Daily News PennLive.com Harrisburg International Airport (MDT)
THE HORSE RIDES AGAIN — Friends and family bid farewell to Airmen from the 201st RED HORSE Squadron this weekend. Members departed for Fort Bliss, Texas, in preparation for mobilizing in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel. These highly skilled Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers provide heavy-repair capability and construction support when requirements exceed normal base capabilities. #ToTheHorse #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Air Combat Command Pennsylvania National Guard Air National Guard Pennsylvania Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Annville, Pennsylvania Ft. Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting PennLive.com Lebanon Daily News Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs National Guard201st RED HORSE Squadron FB Family Readiness Group
#TBT - AT MOMENT’S NOTICE - Shortly after the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, our Airmen, along with our EC-130J Commando Solo arrived in support of Operation Unified Response. Commando Solo, a specially modified four-engine Hercules transport aircraft was used in broadcasting AM and FM in Creole to inform Haitians where and how to receive aid. We continue to stand at a ready to respond to all missions we are called upon. United States Air Force Air Force Special Operations Command Pennsylvania National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Pennsylvania Air National Guard Recruiting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Fort Indiantown Gap Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) National Guard Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
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When you ask how someone is doing and they respond, “I am good,” do you ever give it a second thought? Watch this short video from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs and learn how to #BeThere for family and friends who are not doing so well. <a href="https://youtu.be/YPFo9EvUUvA" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/YPFo9EvUUvA</a> #SPM19

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