• 143d Maintenance Squadron
  • 143d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  • 143d Maintenance Ops Flight

  The 143d Maintenance Group provides eight safe, reliable and effective C130J aircraft and maintenance capability to the 143d Operations group and Airlift wing for their continental US and worldwide combat missions. The Maintenance group consist of approximately 250 highly trained men and women arranged in 3 subordinate units and is located on Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown.

   The group has maintained many disparate aircraft over its long history back toward the beginning of the last century but its mainstay and most stable aircraft platform has been the venerable C130 and its many variants. The current J-model variant has been maintained by the group since 2000 and has been involved in many “firsts” by the wing.

    During the past year the group has been involved in relief efforts for the recent hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico. The group provided in-depth International training both here in Rhode Island and in host countries such as France, Saudi Arabia and Oman and participated in many elaborate and important realistic training scenarios such as exercise TRADEWINDS in the Bahamas, SILVER ARROW in Germany and supported the National Science Foundation in Thule, Greenland.

The 143d Medical Group provides medical support to the Rhode Island Air National Guard by ensuring that members are medically capable of performing their duties, both at home and deployed, and by monitoring and recommending mitigation for occupational health hazards. In addition to our mission at home, the unit has a 25 person expeditionary medicine team that can deploy to augment existing field hospitals. The 143d Medical Group has 65 members and operates out of Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, Rhode Island as part of the 143d Airlift Wing. Members of the Medical Group have served the nation during domestic operations such in response to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and have participated in deployments including those supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. 

      The past year for the 143d Medical Group was centered on two training events. The largest training event was a five day fly away in Savannah, Georgia. 37 members participated in a 32 hour training curriculum on clinical competency, readiness, and professional development. The second training event was an Innovative Readiness Training that took place August-September. Three members of the unit were involved in organizing this major training mission, which brought 224 Air National Guard and Navy Reserve members to Puerto Rico to provide no cost health care services. 15 members of the unit participated, supporting the delivery of over one million dollars value in medical, optometry, and dental care at no cost to 3,620 patients.  The 143d Medical Group provides medical support to the Rhode Island Air National Guard by ensuring that members are medically capable of performing their duties, both at home and deployed, and by monitoring and recommending mitigation for occupational health hazards. In addition to our mission at home, the unit has a 25 person expeditionary medicine team that can deploy to augment existing field hospitals. The 143d Medical Group has 65 members and operates out of Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, Rhode Island as part of the 143d Airlift Wing. Members of the Medical Group have served the nation during domestic operations such in response to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and have participated in deployments including those supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. 

     

 

  • 143d Civil Engineering Squadron
  • 143d Communications Flight
  • 143d Force Support Squadron
  • 143d Security Forces Squadron
  • 143d Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • 282d Combat Communications Squadron

The mission of the 143d Logistics Readiness Squadron is to provide overall direction for base logistics processes related to vehicle management, cargo movement, passenger movement, aerial delivery, supplies, equipment, fuels and deployment planning and execution this is accomplished by establishing and maintaining a ready, relevant, customer-focused Logistics Readiness Squadron while fostering a positive employee work environment.

The 143 LRS accomplishes this mission with an authorized and diverse force of 120 members having over 15 different Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC).  These AFSC's include: Fuels specialists (2F); Logisticians (2G), Vehicle maintainers (2T3), Supply personnel (2S), Quality Assurance (2S), Airdrop/Loading specialists (2T2), Administrative support (3F), and Transportation specialists (2T0 and 2T1).

The Unit is a part of the 143d Airlift Wing located at the Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown RI.  As part of the 143 AW, the 143 LRS has supported the Wing when called upon namely, oversees deployments and domestic operations.  The past training year for the 143d Logistics Readiness Squadron has been focused on preparations for the upcoming Wing deployment.  This was directly exercised in the fly-away Operational Readiness Exercise in the Fall of 2017 with over 40 members "deploying" to the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, MI while at the same time deploying 13 Air Transportation Specialist to St Croix for humanitarian relief post Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The 143rd CES is responsible for Quonset State Airport, RI.  The squadron has 91 military members (7 full time), and 10 state personnel performing the operation, maintenance, repair and construction of real property to effectively sustain Quonset's land and facilities.  Primary responsibilities include base fire protection services, base readiness, environmental programs, natural resource programs, and real property management.  

The past year the 143rd CES grew their team as the Prime BEEF Manager and Installation Emergency Manager positions were filled.  They also welcomed in Lt. Col. Kathleen Mahoney as the new Squadron Commander/Base Civil Engineer. Lastly, SrA Richard A. Lavery II was selected as the 2017 Air National Guard Outstanding Fire Fighter of the Year.


The 143 Communications Flight plans, installs, operates and maintains the full spectrum of communication system and services to ensure the successful mission execution of the 143 AW, 102 NWS and 282 CBCS. 



  • 102d Cyberspace Operations Squadron
  • 143d Airlift Squadron
  • 143d Operations Support Squadron

  The mission of the 143d Operations Group (OG) is to provide premier tactical airlift support and exceptional Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) and Air Force Information Network (AFIN) protection for combatant commanders, federal agencies and state authorities during times of international conflict and domestic emergencies.  

 The Vision of the 143 OG is to be the undisputed leader in tactical airlift and cyber defense with the most technically proficient and professionally trained and ready airmen, always setting the example for others to follow.  

The 102d Cyberspace Operations Squadron (COS) plays a critical role in the State’s Joint Cyber Task Force - RI.  The primary focus for state support is to coordinate with, train, advise, and assist users from government agencies, municipalities, and civilian organizations in cyber protection best practices and network defense. Airmen from the squadron work directly with the RI State Police, RI Emergency Management and government organizations assessing network security policies and procedures and improving cybersecurity information sharing practices.

The 143d Airlift Squadron (AS) provides 16 combat ready crews operating 8 Lockheed-Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.  The C-130 tactical airlift mission includes airland, night vision goggle, austere airfield, aeromedical and airdrop capabilities in global joint and combined exercises, combat, contingencies and humanitarian relief operations.


The 143d Operations Group is located on the Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, Rhode Island comprising three buildings including a state-of-the-art sensitive compartmented information facility, an aircrew flight equipment support repair and maintenance facility and a fully integrated flight operations facility.  The 102d Cyberspace Operations Squadron is aligned under Air Combat Command (ACC) and the 143d Airlift Wing, working a federal mission with active duty counterparts at the 33rd Network Warfare Squadron.  The 143d Operations Support Squadron and 143d Airlift Squadron are aligned under Air Mobility Command (AMC).

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