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Airman commissions, begins journey to become a doctor Airman commissions, begins journey to becoming a doctor
Staff Sgt. Isidora Monteparo, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 109th Medical Group, was commissioned to second lieutenant, during a ceremony here March 4th.This commission is just the first step in her journey to become a doctor in the active duty Air Force through the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program.The scholarship
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2018
Staff Sgt. Latisha Webb, 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron crew chief, taxis an LC-130 “Skibird” into the fuel pit on the Williams Field skiway at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, on Nov. 6, 2017. Airmen finish Antarctica support mission
Airmen and aircraft with the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing have started their journey back home to Scotia, New York, from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, after another successful Operation Deep Freeze season.During this season - which marks the 30th year the wing has provided support - crews completed 120 missions within Antarctica.
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2018
LC-130 aircrew completes South Pole mission despite extreme weather conditions LC-130 aircrew completes South Pole mission despite extreme weather conditions
The harsh, unforgiving and unpredictable weather of Antarctica made a routine mission to the South Pole a little more than an LC-130 “Skibird” crew with the 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron had bargained for on Nov. 9, 2017.Despite the extreme cold, minimum visibility and maximum crosswinds, the crew safely landed at the National Science
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2017
109th AW takes off for Antarctica 109th takes off to support 30th ODF season
The hum of an LC-130 Skibird taking off on a crisp upstate New York morning marked the 109th Airlift Wing’s annual migration south on Oct. 17.Two LC-130 aircrews, transporting supplies and equipment, began the first leg of a five-leg journey to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, to provide logistical support to the National Science Foundation.The primary
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2017
109th AW gains new commander 109th AW gains new commander
Col. Michele Kilgore became the first female to assume command of the 109th Airlift Wing during a change of command ceremony here Oct. 15.Kilgore, a command pilot with more than 3,500 flight hours and seven deployments under her belt, becomes the 14th commander of the 109th AW. She assumed command from Col. Shawn A. Clouthier who served as the wing
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2017
Airmen come together to improve LC-130 static display Airmen come together to improve LC-130 static display
Pride. History. Tradition. These are just a few of the words Airmen here have used to describe the significance of the LC-130 Skibird static display that sits in front of the base. Throughout the years, the 1957 LC-130 model has lost some of its vibrancy, so about 15 Airmen throughout the Wing got together over the last three weeks cleaning,
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2017
Eighteen Airmen from Air Mobility Command wings throughout the country convened at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York, on Aug. 22-24, 2017 to complete Patriot Excalibur (PEX) User Training Stratton hosts Intel program training for active duty, Guard
Eighteen Airmen from Air Mobility Command wings throughout the country, including active duty and Guard, convened here Aug. 22-24 to complete Patriot Excalibur (PEX) User Training in order to keep them proficient in the training and readiness program used throughout the Intelligence career field. “We wanted to host a mobile training team here
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2017
Maj. Gen. Anthony German (right), New York Adjutant General, presents Marcy and Matt Steiner with the New York State Conspicuous Service Medal awarded to the late Chuck Steiner during a dedication ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York, on Aug. 4, 2017. The 109th Airlift Wing's new wing conference room was dedicated to Chuck Steiner, president of the Capital Region Chamber, who passed away in April. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara/Released) Wing conference room named in honor of Chuck Steiner
The new wing conference room in the 109th Airlift Wing headquarters building here is now the Chuck Steiner Memorial Conference Room following a dedication ceremony in Chuck Steiner’s name Aug. 4. Steiner, Capital Region Chamber president, passed away April 18.About 50 people including Steiner’s wife, Marcy, and son, Matt; Sen. James Tedisco;
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2017
OVER GREENLAND - Airman 1st Class Ryan Rhoades, a student loadmaster with the 139th Airlift Squadron, on a flight to East GRIP (East Greenland Ice-core Project) from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on July 29, 2017. That was the 13th mission the 109th Airlift Wing made to East GRIP this season to transport cargo and scientists.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jamie Spaulding/Released) 109th AW finishes up fifth rotation in Greenland
The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing completed its 24th operational mission to Summit Camp, Greenland, on July 30, and its 13th mission to the East Greenland Ice-core Project (East GRIP) on July 29, in support of the National Science Foundation since the season began in April.Ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft transported 6,500 pounds of
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2017
Master Sgt. Randy Powell loads a training pallet onto an LC-130 aircraft here July 28, 2017. Powell is an instructor loadmaster with the 139th Airlift Squadron based out of Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York. Raven Camp is used to train aircrews on LC-130 operations on skiways. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Willie Gizara/Released) LC-130 Skibird aircrews train for polar operations
Having the world’s only ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft, commonly referred to as Skibirds, the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing is able to provide the airlift needed to get to remote locations in Antarctica and Greenland in support of the National Science Foundation. It’s a mission unique to the wing and one that requires specialized
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2017
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