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  • 193rd Special Operations Wing welcomes new aircraft, mission

    MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The first MC-130J Commando II aircraft arrived at Middletown, Pa., Feb 2, 2023, achieving a major milestone in the 193rd Special Operations Wing’s mission conversion. The 193 SOW is the first, and currently the only, Air National Guard unit to receive the Commando II mission, a

  • Airman saves family member’s life at Christmas

    When life and death hung in the balance on Christmas day, Master Sgt. Kenneth Rivera-Ithier was the right person, in the right place, at the right time. “The only thing that came into my head was, I if don't act right now, he's gonna die,” said Rivera-Ithier. While visiting his wife’s family in New

  • 193rd Special Operations Wing welcomes new commander, command chief

    The fourth largest wing in the U.S. Air National Guard is under new leadership, as Col. Edward Fink, Jr., received the unit guidon from Brig. Gen. Michael Regan, Jr., Pennsylvania Air National Guard commander, during an assumption of command ceremony here today.

  • Outgoing chief bids farewell, offers leadership insight

    To begin, I would like to thank all the officers, senior non-commissioned officers, NCOs and Airmen of the 193rd Special Operations Wing for their tireless efforts to fly and support the mission. The unit’s more than 225,000 safe flying hours are a testament to your dedication and sacrifices to keep

  • Growing leaders for tomorrow’s Air Force

    One challenge military leaders continuously face is mentoring and training junior troops to become leaders of the future. To help provide more professional development for this important endeavor, the 193rd Special Operations Wing recently held a three-day, non-commissioned officer leadership

  • Emergency management: becoming lighter, leaner, and more agile

    Six Emergency Management Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing traveled to Bellows Air Force Station, Hawaii to contribute to the evolution of their career field from July 17 through Aug. 1, 2022. Where once these Airmen were stationed at a central location on base and used computers to

  • Career Fair offers Airmen one-stop job shopping

    With more than 1,900 personnel working across dozens of professions at the 193rd Special Operations Wing, both potential and current Airmen have a lot of career fields to choose from. Recognizing this, on Aug. 6, wing leadership hosted a career fair on base, offering a one-stop shop for Airmen to

  • 193rd SOW Recognizes Outstanding Airmen

    Five Airmen from the 193rd Special Operations Wing (SOW) were recognized as Outstanding Airmen of the Year at the 193rd SOW Aug. 6 in Middletown, Pennsylvania.