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  • 193rd Special Operations wing participates in Exercise Iron Keystone

    Members of the 193rd Special Operations Wing, 111th Attack Wing and 171st Air Refueling Wing participated in Exercise Iron Keystone, August 4 - 6, 2023. An estimated 100 personnel incorporated both Air and Army assets to participate in the state’s first tri-wing exercise, utilizing ground forces,

  • Lithuania, PA National Guard partnership strengthened during recent visit

    Col. Antanas Matutis, Lithuanian Air Force commander, toured the 193rd Special Operations Wing March 21, at locations in Middletown and Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. The tour was part of a week-long visit for Matutis and a delegation from Lithuania aimed at enhancing the two countries’ security

  • 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