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  • VaANG twins mission-critical amid stay-at-home order

    For Staff Sgt. Brian Petrine, it’s a common occurrence for strangers at his job in the 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to walk up and start talking as if they know him.“And then they start yelling at me ‘stop playing around,’ and I tell them no really, I don’t know you,” Brian said.The same is

  • VaANG officer brings experience from motorsports to the flightline

    His grandfather instilled in him a passion for cars and racing early on at the drag strip, not far from his hometown in Brodhead, Wisconsin. But as he got older, Capt. Andrew Gibler said he didn’t invest the time he probably should have in the family’s pastime. “Especially when I got to high

  • Hummel takes command of 192nd Maintenance Group

    The 192nd Maintenance Group welcomed Col. Matthew R. Hummel as the new commander during a change of command ceremony on Feb. 9, 2020, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Mark D. Piper, 192nd Wing commander, presided over the ceremony which bade farewell to Col. Catherine M. Jumper, who

  • Staff Sgt. Cody Amspacher

    “On my dad’s side of the family, we’re kind of all into construction. I had family members who taught me throughout the years when I was growing up. When I was in middle school and high school, I used to skateboard, and a couple family members and I would build skate ramps."

  • Staff Sgt. Jonquil Willard

    “Being in ammo is like a subculture within a subculture, and I absolutely fell in love with it. The job, the people, the atmosphere. We’re removed from the rest of the base, and we have our own way of doing things out here. It’s very family oriented."

  • Tech. Sgt. Jason Anderson

    “I went into the Navy as an ‘undesignated airman’ just knowing that I wanted to work on jets and not ships. Being undesignated meant I got to put my hands on the entire jet like our crew chiefs do. I did that for about two years before deciding I wanted to be a jet engine mechanic. The problem was,

  • Senior Airman Gabrielle Bowers

    “I came into the military in my 30s. And while I know there are others who came in older than I was, for me, it was something I wanted to do for a very long time.I originally wanted to enlist as active duty but my dad got sick and I was an only child, so I put it all on hold. Then I had a baby, so

  • Staff Sgt. Brian Petrine

    "There’s just no better feeling than when the pilot is up there because of what you do. The pilot is showcasing your work, and hearing the loud noise when it flies by is very gratifying.We are the [mechanics] of the flightline, for any and everything that happens to the aircraft. The pilots can’t