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  • NY Air Guard Senior Airman graduates Brazil's tough jungle warfare school

    When Senior Airman Caleb Lapinel showed up to attend Brazil’s Jungle Warfare Training School in September, he met special forces soldiers from Spain, Egypt, and Indonesia; paratroopers from Paraguay; amphibious infantrymen from Nigeria, and a Kaibil special operator from Guatemala whose Motto is: “ If I advance follow me, if I stop urge me on, if I
  • NY Guardsman prepares for Brazilian jungle warfare course

    A member of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing is heading for the Brazilian Army's jungle training center along the Amazon River this week.Senior Airman Caleb Lapinel, 22, who joined the Air Guard three years ago, will attend the six-week International Jungle Operations Course the Brazilian Army runs for international students at
  • 109th AW joins advanced battle management systems exercise

    Thirty members of the New York Air National Guard from the 109th Airlift Wing flew two LC-130H “Skibirds” to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas to participate in a nationwide exercise that tested the United States’ digital Advanced Battle Management System. The week-long exercise involved 24 states at more than 30 Defense Department installations
  • Brothers carry on family service in the Guard

    The National Guard is often referred to as a family, and many children have followed in their parents' footsteps by joining.For brothers Jack and Joshua Seeberger this truly is a family affair. Their father, Scott Seeberger retired as a master sergeant from the 109th Airlift Wing in 2012 serving more than 22 years in the military. The brothers, now
  • Wing begins annual mission to Greenland

    Airmen of the 109th Airlift Wing kicked off their annual support for National Science Foundation research in Greenland on Tuesday, as about 80 Airmen and three LC-130 aircraft left Stratton Air National Guard Base for Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. This is the first of six rotations of aircraft and personnel from the Scotia air base to Greenland. About
  • 109th ATOC named best Air Transportation Activity in Air Force for 2018

    The 109th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Air Transportation team here was recently selected for the 2018 Air Force Air Transportation Activity of the Year award.The New York Air National Guard unit was the only Guard unit to take home an award from the 2018 Air Force Maintenance and Logistics Readiness Individual and Unit Awards.“These awards
  • NY, Puerto Rico Airmen continue joint training operations

    Nearly two years after providing support in Puerto Rico following the devastation Hurricane Maria left, the relationship between the 109th Airlift Wing here and the 156th AW at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, has continued to grow. Airmen from the two Air Transportation Operation Centers have joined together for training opportunities
  • Honorable Manasco visits 109th AW

    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
  • Families strengthen relationships at Strong Bonds event

    “Learning our different personalities.” “Talking straight.” “Listening first.” These were just a few of the things families took away from this year’s Strong Bonds Family Retreat at Jiminy Peak Resort in Hancock, Massachusetts, July 6-8. The 109th Airlift Wing’s Chaplain Corps holds Strong Bonds events a few times a year for families, couples and
  • 109th AW donates computers to Anderson Center for Autism

    The Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg, New York, has about 100 new computers thanks to the 109th Airlift Wing and the Department of Defense’s computers for learning (CFL) program. “We are allowed to donate computers that are no longer in service to local schools to help them save money and give them brand new assets to replace old and aging
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