The 171st Air Refueling Wing participated in a Change of Command ceremony where Colonel Raymond L. Hyland took command of the 171st on May 6, 2021, near Pittsburgh, PA. Brig. Gen. Michael J. Regan, Commander of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard officially passed the 171st guidon to Hyland making him Wing Commander. Congratulations to Colonel […]
Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station is striving to create joint partnerships with surrounding opportunities. These types of programs continue to strengthen the region promoting joint military-academic partnerships. Read the full article here to find out how senior leadership is capitalizing on the ARS’s geography.
Our region has seen threats to the military community under previous Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC) recommendations. Fortunately, all of the local units have been spared because of the benefits that they provide (see our previous article, “How The 911th Airlift Wing Helps Pennsylvania’s Economy Soar.”) Now, policy analysts at the Heritage Foundation are calling […]
The 911th Airlift Wing near the Pittsburgh airport has been a staple of Western PA since it was transformed from a farm field to an aircraft refueling stop in 1943. Decades later, it retains an important role in both the U.S. military and Pennsylvania as a whole. The 911th has positively impacted the local and […]
The holiday season should be a time to spend at home surrounded by good food and the people dearest to us. For many of the men and women serving our country, though, this is more of a wishful fantasy than a reality. Every year, countless active military members and veterans spend their holiday away from […]
Despite the life skills and job qualifications that military service can provide, veterans make up about 11 percent of the United States homeless population, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV). Factors such as physical injuries, bad housing markets, and mental illnesses like PTSD have resulted in over 40,000 former service members sleeping […]
Our annual meeting was held on May 31st, 2018. It was well attended by the MAC board, local military commanders, and other community organizations. The annual meeting gives MAC the opportunity to learn of community events and other initiatives the military is taking in our region.
Serving in the military provides valuable skills that veterans can use for the rest of their lives, so it’s no wonder that so many former service members have gone on to run their own businesses after returning to civilian life. In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has estimated that there are approximately 2.4 […]
Marcel Minutolo served around the world as part of the Army National Guard and now uses his role at Robert Morris University to continue serving not only his community but active and veteran military men and women.