Study of Western PA as a DoD Military Logistics Hub

A study is underway to highlight the benefits and opportunities of Western Pennsylvania as a logistics center for the military. This study is a joint effort between the Joseph M. Katz International Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University and is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of […]


Tour of Local Installations

Rear Admiral Nancy J. Lescavage, USN (Ret), Executive Director Pennsylvania Military Community Enhancement Commission, and Peter Witmer, Deputy Director, tour local installations with Col. Goodwill, PA ANG HQ; Maj. Baker, 911th Air Lift Wing; Marcel Minutolo, Military Affairs Council, and Chuck Sargent (not pictured here), Commissioner PMCEC. The tour included the 316th ESC, 911th Air […]

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Change of Command at the 171st Air Refueling Wing

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 ARS Pursues Joint Programs

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.

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Policy Analysts Call for New BRAC Considerations

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 […]