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From the North Pole to the South Pole and anywhere in between, the men and women of the 109th Airlift Wing serve their country, state and communities.



Are you thinking of joining the Air National Guard?


Take a look at the GOANG.COM website to get a feel for the Air National Guard and job descriptions of different career fields.

Call our recruiting office to setup an appointment.

If you haven't already take the ASVAB test (or AFOQT for officer candidates), you will schedule it with the recruiter.

You will also be setup with a full physical at the MEPS station in Albany. Certain career fields require things like full color vision.

With the results of these tests, your recruiter will then be able to identify positions that you are qualified for and at that time will show you what positions we have open at the unit that align with your qualifications.

Be patient through the process. It often takes a couple months to complete all the requirements. Taking your ASVAB before making an appointment with the recruiter can help speed up the process.

Enlistment Qualifications

You must meet certain enlistment criteria to qualify for membership in the Air National Guard. These criteria ensure that those who join have the right mental, physical, and moral aptitudes to perform the tasks required for military service. General requirements include:

AGE. Must be between the age of 17 and 39 (must swear in prior to 40th birthday). Consent from a parent or legal guardian is required if 17.

CITIZENSHIP. Must be a United States citizen or naturalized citizen.

EDUCATION. High school seniors or those with a high school diploma or a general equivalency diploma (GED) are eligible.

MENTAL APTITUDE. Must achieve a minimum score of 31 on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test for general entry. Must also receive minimum scores in certain areas of the ASVAB depending on occupational choice. Your recruiter can tell you what your score qualifies you for.

PHYSICAL CONDITION. Must be able to pass an initial military entrance physical exam, be in good health and meet minimum height and weight standards. Certain illnesses, past injuries or diseases may disqualify an individual for enlistment, or disqualify for certain positions.

MORAL CHARACTER. Must meet standards which cover arrests, convictions and drug usage.

TERM OF ENLISTMENT. An enlistment contract is for a total of 6 years.

Some of the Benefits

  • Reliable part-time income: See drill pay in the military pay table, Note: A single two-day drill = 4 drill periods
  • Enlistment bonuses for critical career fields
  • All members are eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill - Selective Reserve, an education grant program
  • N.Y. State Tuition Assistance Program for all undergraduate degrees, which pays state level tuition, up to $4350 per year, for state or participating private schools
  • College accredited technical training for your job
  • Enrollment in the Community College of the Air Force, a free 2-year college degree program
  • Ability to obtain college credits for passing examinations, such as CLEP and DANTES, free of charge
  • Low cost life insurance, through the Service Members Group Life Insurance plan, up to $400,000
  • Low cost health insurance through TRICARE Reserve Select
  • Free retirement benefits, payable after 20 years of service and reaching age 60.
  • Free travel on space-available military aircraft throughout the United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands
  • Discount shopping privileges in military department stores & supermarkets

109th Enlisted Positions

At the 109th we have many different career options. Take a look at our units page to see the different sections of the base. Listed below are some of the career fields that are frequently available. If you have an interest in a specfic career field, contact our recruiting office directly to ask about the most up to date information on job openings. Also note that the GOANG.COM site does not always list all jobs that are currently available.

Commonly Available:
Security Forces
Aircraft Maintenance
Logisitcs and Transportation
Administrative Assistant

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109th Security Forces Defenders spent April drill honing their combatant skills and training for any situations they may encounter. #109AW #SecurityForces #AlwaysReady #ANG
"When you see that plane take off it's the biggest reward" 109th Maintainers have a challenging duty to keep our planes flying around the globe. We are proud of these Airmen and the their unique set of skills. #109AW #PoleToPole #ANG #C130
Who doesn't love #NationalPuppyDay ! Meet Adrenaline AKA Dren a 5 month old Belgian Malinois and his handler TSgt Robert Harrington, of the 109th Communications Flight. Dren is being trained for Shutzhund, a German word meaning "protection dog". It is a sport based around a breed suitability test. TSgt Harrington says "He never has a bad day; always wants to give a 110 percent." Thanks Dren for coming to visit and brighten our day. Let's see your puppy pics!!
The 109th welcomed students from across Northeastern New York today for the Capital Region BOCES Skills USA Competition. Sixty students from different programs put their skills to the test as they were judged on subject matter knowledge and quality of work. BOCES is a leadership program with an emphasis on career and technical education. #109AW #BOCES #SkillsUSA
Honorable Shon J. Manasco took a tour of our base today to see our daily operations of our ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules. Escorting him around our LC-130 is Maintenance Commander Col. Robert Donaldson. Mr. Manasco is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the great people of Christchurch, NZ. Christchurch is our our last stop on the way to Antarctica and home away from home for our deployed members. We have confirmed that all of our Operation Deep Freeze members are accounted for and safe. #109AW #christchurch
In observance of International Women's Day, we are featuring some of the amazing women who are part of the 109th! #109AW #InternationalWomensDay
For the month of March DoD is celebrating the women who have broken barriers and have empowered other woman to follow their dreams. We are proud to have many great women, past and present, contribute to the success of our unit. #womenshistorymonth #109aw #poletopole
Another Antarctic season on the books! Our C-130's are making their long trip home after a stop in Christchurch, NZ. Thanks to MSgt Michael Hill for capturing this amazing shot. #safetravels #109AW #poletopole
Staff Sgt. Frederick Freeman works fulltime in the 109th Finance Office here and is a guardsman with the 109th Communications Flight. After migrating here with his family from Ghana in 2004, he learned a lot about the military lifestyle while attending Christian Brothers Academy in Albany and knew that joining the military would be the one thing he could do to give back to the community that helped him and his family out. Sergeant Freeman is also a fulltime University of Albany student majoring in Cyber Security and minoring in Business. He’s also working on getting his pilot’s license and even owns a gaming business with another Airman assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing. When discussing #BlackHistoryMonth, Sergeant Freeman said he has seen a huge shift of the diversity within the military and is proud to be a member of the Air Force culture.
Trivia question... What year was Presidents Day declared a federal holiday?
To kick off Presidents Day weekend celebration, learn some fun facts about the White House and it's history! #presidentsday #whitehouse
The 109th Snow Team clears the way! With an average annual snowfall of 64 inches, a snow team is in integral part of the mission during the winter. It's a job that is easily overlooked- they are usually done with the main plowing before everyone even gets to work. The team, mostly comprised of state workers and led by "Snow Boss" Tom Chico, is at work as early as 3 am during a winter storm to clear the parking lots, roads, airfield and taxiways so the mission can seemlessly continue each day. Many thanks for the long hours and early mornings put in by the team and congratulations to Tom Chico, after more than 30 years of service he will be parking the plow one last time and retiring soon! #109AW #Snowteam
In the midst of February's Black History Month, the 109th is celebrating the social and cultural diversity that our Airmen bring to our unique mission. Each year, ASALH, the Association of the Study of African American Life and History announces a theme. This year's theme is Black Migrations. for more information click on the link below. https://asalh.org/asalhs-2019-theme-black-migrations/
Integrity First is a core value of the Air Force and something that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embodied. Today we celebrate his life and achievements. #MLKDay2019 #IntegrityFirst #109AW
Not your average runway... Flying the only ski-equipped LC-130s in the world means landing on strips of snow and ice is considered a normal part of the job! Many thanks to some of the best pilots, aircrew and maintainers for keeping these planes safe and smooth landings all over the world! #PoleToPole #SandToSnow #SkiBirds #109AW
Taking off on new adventures daily! The 109th Airlift Wing has a unique task of supporting missions at some of the most remote parts of the planet! Contact the 109th Airlift Wing Recruiting Office at 518-344-2456 to find out what adventures are waiting for you! #109AW #SkiBirds #PoleToPole
Congratulations to the 109th Airlift Wing Outstanding Airmen of the Year! The Outstanding Airmen of the Year exceed all expectations and prove themselves as professional, steadfast leaders. Airman- SrA Way Lin, Medical Group NCO- SSgt James Cappadora, Maintenance Group SNCO- MSgt Justin Kruzinski, Operations Group 1st Sgt- SMSgt Amie Moore, Mission Support Group Company Grade Officer- Lt Peter Gioia, Mission Support Group Base Honor Guard- SrA Rebekah Hentnik, Mission Support Group #109aw #Leaders #Airmen

Officer Position

Applying for an Officer position


- Please view the current application procedures and standard qualification reqirements before applying for any advertised position on this site.

- Also note the mandatory criteria of each Military Vacancy Announcement (MVA) as these requirements may vary.

- Address questions regarding MVAs or application packages to Tech. Sgt. Daniel Roth, (daniel.roth@ang.af.mil)

- The following are traditional positions currently available at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia N.Y. and Joint Force Headquarters in Latham N.Y.

Officer Vacancies

109th AW Officer Job Postings
Position/Title  Closing
Mobility Navigator (C-130 E/H) March 11, 2019

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