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  • Airmen restore vets' home

    An Airman with the 147th Reconnaissance Wing needed help with critical repairs to a Vietnam veteran's home, so he turned to his wingmen and they answered, volunteering time and skills to the project. Tech. Sgt. Klaus Riel, a 147th Vehicle Maintenance technician with the wing, works with Rebuilding

  • Airman's donation can save infants life

    Five thousand four hundred and fifty-nine miles. That is about how far one good deed can go. In 2005, while getting a physical at Andrews Air Force Base Tech. Sgt. Ryan Erickson, a member of the 147th Reconnaissance Wing, was asked if he wanted to register to be a bone marrow donor. His answer was

  • DoD awards 147th airman and family readiness program best in ANG

    The 147th Reconnaissance Wing boasts several accolades already for 2013, and March 1, the wing added another award to its repertoire. During the Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Awards presentation in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, the wing's Airman and Family Program Manager

  • A Hometown Heroes' Welcome

    Members of 147th Reconnaissance Wing Joint Reserve Base, TX., held a ceremony in Ellington's main hangar Dec. 3 to honor its hometown heroes. The ceremony recognized those who have recently returned from an overseas deployment. Among the hundreds receiving awards for their actions while deployed,

  • 147th Reconnaissance Wing responds to Haiti earth quake

    Within hours of the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 147th Reconnaissance Wing received taskings to support the relief efforts for Haiti. Specifically the 147th RW was tasked to support Texas Task Force One (TX-TF-1), a Type I Urban Search and Rescue Team made up of 80 personnel

  • OPERATION CRACKDOWN: The 147th Reconnaissance Wing and the War on Drugs

    Members of the 147th Reconnaissance Wing are helping wage war on drug and gang activity in Texas by participating in Operation Crackdown. Master Sergeant Marcus Wilkins and Technical Sergeant Rodney Blanton both assigned to the 147 Civil Engineer Squadron, Heavy Equipment section deployed to Eden TX