Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing join other service members and veterans for Granby Memorial High School’s Veterans Day and Service Men and Women Recognition event Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Granby, Conn. The annual event features a reception for participants and pairs them with student groups for question-and-answer panels about their experiences in military service. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Tucker)
GRANBY, Conn. – Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing joined other service members and veterans for Granby Memorial High School’s Veterans Day and Service Men and Women Recognition Nov. 6.
Student government members and faculty welcomed participants with a reception in the high school commons followed by question-and-answer panels.
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Matthew Williams assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), stands outside of a local market place in Eastern Afghanistan, December 2007. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Master Sgt. Matthew Williams)
By Devon L. Suits, Army News Service | republished with permission of DOD
WASHINGTON -- Then-Sgt.1st Class Matthew Williams was anticipating a critical phone call, as he waited patiently inside his pickup truck in front of his home near Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A month prior, Williams received a series of odd messages from the Army's Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, or G-1. At first, the Special Forces team sergeant brushed it off, thinking it was some form of administrative error.
The lieutenant colonel on the line assured that her inquiry was no mistake, Williams said.
380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Airmen fire from behind a barrier during a simunition proficiency firing course. Al Dhafra hosted the first course of this kind in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility to align with the line of effort to increase lethality, as well as allowing Defenders to maintain proficiency with their weapon.
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jocelyn A. Ford
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Jones, with the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, marshals in a C-130H Hercules aircraft during Saber Junction 19 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sep. 17, 2019. SJ19 is an exercise involving 16 allies and partner nations at the U.S. Army’s Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas, Sept. 3-30. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Evenson)