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    History of the Rhode Island Air National Guard

    History of the Rhode Island Air National Guard

    Audio | 143d Airlift Wing Public Affairs

    About

    In this podcast we will dive into the history of the Rhode Island Air National Guard. We will be speaking to primary sources and getting their first hand accounts of our history. Find out where we came from and how that shapes who we are today.



    Episodes


    • History of the Rhode Island Air National Guard - Episode 3 - Susan and Peter Augustus

      In episode three of the History of the Rhode Island Air National Guard, retired Col. Susan Augustus and Retired Lt. Col. Peter Augustus, discuss some historic firsts for the 143d Airlift Wing, at Quonset Air National Guard Base, North Kingstown, R.I., June 10, 2021. The Augustus’ met and were married while they were both serving. Peter was a mustang officer who started as an enlisted Maintainer and finished as the Wing Photo Officer which is what they used to call the OIC of Public... read more

      06/10/2021


    • History of the Rhode Island Air National Guard - Episode 2 - Dennis Nye

      In this episode of the History of the Rhode Island Air National Guard, we sit down with retired Senior Master Sergeant Dennis Nye to discuss his 29 year career in the Fuels Management department. Nye tells us what it was like when the 143d Airlift Wing moved from from T.F. Greene to Quonset Point early in his career as well as how the Air Force changed during his career and what it meant to him to serve. Official U.S. Air Guard podcast by Staff Sergeant John Vannucci.

      06/06/2021


    • History of the Rhode Island Air National Guard - Episode 1 - Introduction

      In this first episode of the History of the Rhode Island Air National Guard we sit down with LtCol. Daren Sorensen and 1st Sergeant Thomas Pirnie to discuss the origins and intent of this podcast as well solving the mystery of why an aircraft that was never in our inventory was stationed at Quonset point with our insignia on it. Official U.S. Air Guard podcast by Staff Sergeant John Vannucci.

      05/21/2021