109th Airlift Wing News

Brothers Jack and Joshua Seeberger enlisted together in 2018 and are now serving as loadmasters in the 109th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christine Wood)
The first of several ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing takes off to Greenland April 23, 2019, in support of National Science Foundation research. In addition to carrying cargo for science, the 109th aircrews will conduct important ski-landing training and off-loading operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara)
MUÑIZ AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Puerto Rico -- Airmen with the 109th Air Transportation Operations Center and the 156h ATOC worked together to support Vigilant Guard 2019 at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico. The 109th Airmen from Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York, have been working with the Airmen at the 156h at Muñiz since assisting after Hurricane Maria in 2017 and plan to continue joint training operations. (Courtesy photo)
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y.-- Honorable Shon J. Manasco, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, gets a close up look of a ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules here March 20, 2019. Mr. Manasco visited the 109th Airlift Wing to get an inside look of the wing's daily operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara)
Twenty families with the 109th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York, attended the Strong Bonds Family Retreat on July 6-8, 2018, at Jiminy Peak Resort in Hancock, Massachusetts. The 109th AW Chaplain Corps holds the events a few times a year at different locations for families, couples and even singles in an effort to help strengthen relationships. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Catharine Schmidt)
Staff Sgt. Perry Rayner assists his sister, Staff Sgt. Meya Rayner, in the gym April 2018. They, along with Tech. Sgt. Kat Gregory, found a common bond through bodybuilding. The three keep each other motivated as well as others on base. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Catharine Schmidt)
(From left) Senior Airmen Damon Mason, David Crandall, Michael Hack and Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Reimann load up computers for the Anderson Center for Autism on June 4, 2018. About 100 computers from the 109th Airlift Wing were donated to the center as part of the Department of Defense’s computers for learning program. The Airmen are all part of the 109th Communications Flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara)
Senior Master Sgt. Rick Rueda, 109th Airlift Wing Occupational Safety Manager, discusses safety trends across the wing with about 400 Airmen during the 109th AW’s operational safety review day at the Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga, New York, on June 18, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara)

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Congratulations to Col Tammy Street on becoming the new 109th Mission Support Group Commander. #ServiceWomen #109AW
This month the 109th held a walk to remember ceremony to acknowledge our fallen airmen. The walk gives the 109th family a time and a place to remember and cherish the memories of their fallen friends. A bench with a tree of life was dedicated in memory of SrA Alla V. Ausheva and flags were presented to the family of SrA Stephanie J. Seney. In attendance were the 109th Commander Col. Michele Kilgore, Command Chief Denny Richardson, Congressman Paul D. Tonko, Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara along with New York State troopers.
The New York Wing - Civil Air Patrol annual encampment has been happening all week here on base. Today, Cadets were able to fly on a C-17 from the 105th Airlift Wing! #C17 #CAP
Our LC-130 crews get to see it all!! It’s only a 40 minute flight from sunny 60 degree weather overlooking Kangerlussuaq’s gorgeous fjord to the cold winter wonderland of Raven Camp. Raven Camp is the primary training facility and the site for Maintenance Recovery and Barren Land Survival school.
What a beautiful site that our C130 crew has on the way to Greenland! #109AW #PoletoPole #ANG #RavenGang
Camp Raven 2019 is here!! Children of 109th members get to experience a week long camp full of fun activities. The best part is getting to see first hand what jobs their parents do! Today, the Byrns' kids had the opportunity to visit the LC-130 Skibird that has their dad's name on it. How cool is that?!! #109AW #ANG #MilitaryKids
Congratulations to all of the Class of 2019 Graduates! We love how the soon-to-be newest Airman, Mary Kate Glass decorated her cap and included the 109th in her special day! Mary will be joining our Security Forces Squadron next week! #109AW #graduates #proudairmen
Today is PTSD Awareness Day. Let's take the time reflect and acknowledge post traumatic stress and how it effects those around us. #NationalPTSDAwarenessDay https://www.ptsd.va.gov/
Wanna know more about the 109th? Announcements, News, Events, etc... There's an app for that!!! Download the AF Connect app. Click on the favorites icon and scroll down til you see the 109th Airlift Wing. Its that simple!!!
#NationalSelfieDay Take time out today to have a little fun and celebrate the selfie!! #109AW #PoletoPole
Bonjour from the Paris Air Show!!! Our unique ski equipped LC-130 is one of 140 different aircraft on display at the largest air show in the world. Aircrew members are having a great time educating people about our global capabilities from pole to pole. #PAS2019 #Skibirds #109AW
Last month the Air National Guard took over part of Penn Station in New York City! Check out the behind the scenes action that went into transforming the busiest train station in the U.S. #ANG #109AW #PennStation
In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day we stop to remember all the courageous service members across different branches and our allies as well. They bravely fought against the enemy risking their lives to fight for our great nation. Tech. Sgt. Stephen Girolami, of the 109th Communications Flight, has a personal connection to D-Day through his grandfather who just celebrated his 98th birthday yesterday. James “Stocky” Edwards, a highly decorated Word War II ace fighter pilot of the Royal Canadian air force, flew over the beaches of Normandy that day. As a young and brave 23 year old, Stocky led a squadron of Spitfires (Mk IX) as bomber cover for the D-Day invasion and then continued for several months after. “Our job as Spitfires was to cover the troops landing and the crossing.” Stocky reflected. “I was very successful at my navigation and my lead; I would say it was all luck.” Stocky was made a Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honor awarded to him for his actions on D-Day. #DDay75 To hear more about Stocky’s time during World War II, you can watch his interview here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfuYQDTl5tU&vl=e
The look you have when IG shows up and your inspection checklist isn't done. #militaryproblems
Big thanks to U.S. Rep. Paul D. Tonko for taking the time to come out and visit us today!
Leader's from the 109th teamed up with senior leaders from across the state to make sure we are #AlwaysReady to assist our state and work together in the case of anything emergency that may arise. #109AW #NYNG
Today the 109th family grew. Welcoming sisters Jocelyn and Ashlyn Tuller. Jocelyn will be joining the Public Affairs team and Ashlyn will be in Communications. Their brother James (center) also recently joined the 109th as a crew chief in the maintenance squadron. #109AW #guardisfamily #siblingsinservice