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Airman 1st Class Frances Andrew is assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing's Command Support Staff here. Andrew first arrived in the United States in 2001 at the age of 21. He grew up in a refugee camp from the age of 7 and is known as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara/Released) ‘Lost boy’ gives back to U.S., joins 109th AW
Thirty years ago and 6,000 miles away, Airman 1st Class Francis Andrew was a 7-year-old “Lost Boy.”Andrew was one of about 20,000 Sundanese children who lost their families during the country's civil war between ethnic groups and regions which began in 1983 and lasted until 2005.These “Lost Boys,” as refugee workers called them, traveled by foot
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2017
A C-17 Globemaster III from the 105th Airlift Wing at Newburgh, New York, brings home 19 Airmen assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York, on Feb. 1, 2017. The Airmen were in Antarctica supporting the 29th season of Operation Deep Freeze, the military component of the U.S. Antarctic Program managed by the National Science Foundation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara/Released) 109th AW aircraft, airmen return home from Antarctica
The 109th Airlift Wing’s 29th season supporting Operation Deep Freeze has come to an end – six LC-130s and about 500 Airmen spent five months on the southern-most continent at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in support of United States Antarctic research efforts. The New York Air National Guard unit completed more than 150 missions within Antarctica
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2017
Master Sgt. Lynette Tangredi (Official Photo) 109th AW Airmen selected as New York Air National Guard Airmen of the Year

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2017
Col. Maureen Murphy, incoming 109th Mission Support Group commander, adresses the audience as Col. Shawn Clouthier, 109th Airlift Wing commander, looks on during the MSG change of command ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York, on Feb. 4, 2017.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ben German/Released) Murphy assumes command of MSG
Col. Maureen Murphy assumed command of the 109th Mission Support Group during a change of command ceremony here Feb. 4.Murphy, a 30-year Air Force veteran, comes to the 109th from Joint Forces Headquarters where she served as the New York Air National Guard director of staff. She assumed command from Col. Jeffrey Hedges who has served as the MSG
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2017
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Stratton Air National Guard Base firefighters were among local emergency crews that responded to a nearby tanker truck fire in Glenville on Oct. 17.
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2016
Two LC-130 "Skibirds" with the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing sit on the ramp on Oct. 18, 2016, shortly before departing for McMurdo Station, Antarctica. This is the 29th season that the unit will participate in Operation Deep Freeze, the military component of the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. William Gizara/Released) New York Air National Guard Airmen, aircraft migrate south
Airmen and aircraft with the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing have started their annual journey to the southernmost part of the world. Two ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft and 23 Airmen left Stratton Air National Guard Base on Oct. 18 to participate in the wing’s 29th season supporting Operation Deep Freeze, the military component of the U.S. Antarctic Program, which is managed by the National Science Foundation.
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2016
Chief Master Sgt. Denny Richardson (center) assumes the duties of 109th Airlift Wing command chief during a change of authority ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base, N.Y., on Oct. 6, 2016. Also pictured are Col. Shawn Clouthier (left), 109th AW commander, and outgoing 109th AW command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto. Giaquinto is now the New York Air National Guard command chief. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. William Gizara/Released) Richardson assumes duties as 109th AW command chief
Chief Master Sgt. Denny Richardson (center) assumes the duties of 109th Airlift Wing command chief during a change of authority ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base, N.Y., on Oct. 6, 2016. The command chief represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the wing. Also pictured are Col. Shawn Clouthier (left), 109th AW commander,
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2016
Lt. Col. Robert Donaldson (center) assumes command of the 109th Maintenance Group from Col. Alan Ross, 109th Airlift Wing vice commander, during a change of command ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base on Sept. 11, 2016. Col. Denise Donnell (right), outgoing 109th MXG commander, was selected as the 105th Airlift Wing vice commander at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. William Gizara/Released) Maintenance Group gets new commander
Lt. Col. Robert Donaldson (center) assumes command of the 109th Maintenance Group from Col. Alan Ross, 109th Airlift Wing vice commander, during a change of command ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base on Sept. 11, 2016. Col. Denise Donnell (right), outgoing 109th MXG commander, was selected as the 105th Airlift Wing vice commander at
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2016
Senior Airman Brendan Leach, 109th Security Forces Squadron, goes through a combat combative obstacle course on Aug. 11, 2016 at Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York. The course was part of a weeklong pre-deployment training Warrior Week for Security Forces Airmen here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. William Gizara/Released) Warrior Week training

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2016
Senior officer and enlisted leaders with the 109th Airlift Wing visit the USS Constitution in Boston on July 11, 2016, during a professional development staff ride where they had the opportunity to network with each other and discuss strategic planning. (Courtesy photo/Released) Senior leaders take staff ride to Massachusetts, discuss strategic planning
More than 20 officer and enlisted senior leaders with the 109th Airlift Wing had the opportunity to network with each other and discuss strategic planning during a professional development staff ride to Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, July 11-14."Traditionally, staff rides were something the Army had done to educate Soldiers in rudimentary
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2016
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