North Central Legislators Tour National Guard Small Air Terminal

Posted on June 19, 2019 by admin


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EAST GRANBY – State Representatives Bill Simanski (R-62), Christopher Davis (R-57), Tami Zawistowski (R-61) and Tom Delnicki (R-14) toured the recently completed Small Air Terminal at the Bradley Air National Guard Base on Thursday, June 13th.

The Representatives were welcomed by Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard Major General Evon and the tour was conducted by 103rd Airlift Wing Commander Colonel Gwinn, and United States Air Force Master Sergeant Ewings.

“I was very impressed with the new facility that the Connecticut Air National Guard has up at Bradley. It’s great to know that should disaster arise in Connecticut, and we need support, that they have the ability to get material to where it is needed quickly and efficiently –  this facility is key to that success,” said Rep. Delnicki.

“This new air terminal fits a surprising number of functions under one roof,” said Rep. Simanski. “I was thoroughly impressed with the planning that went into its construction. This is truly a state-of-the-art facility that will help the Air National Guard and Air Force efficiently execute their missions.”

The nearly 16,000 square foot facility serves as a deployment processing center, air terminal and houses several logistics and readiness functions in one building. Small Air Terminal was federally funded as part of the 2017 fiscal year military construction program.

Rep. Zawistowski commented, “I have so much respect and admiration for those who are willing to put their lives at risk to protect our freedom. It was good to see firsthand the important work that goes on at the base to support missions vital to our nation’s protection.”

“It was a true honor to tour the new Connecticut Air National Guard terminal and their command operations center at Bradley Air National Guard Base. It was such a privilege to be able to thank the men and women of the Air National Guard for their service to our state and country on behalf of our community,” said Rep. Davis.

The 103rd Airlift Wing nicknamed the “Flying Yankees” is among the oldest units in the country, beginning as an observation unit in World War One. For more information visit their website at www.103aw.ang.af.mil.