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  • 109th AW officers' council donates to Fisher House

    The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing Company Grade Officer's Council presented a check of $2,250 to the Fisher House at the Albany Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Dec. 17, 2013, from money the council raised during a golf tournament, with help from local businesses.More than 65 golfers from the 109th
  • First Six Council gives junior enlisted voice within Wing

    Junior enlisted members with the 109th Airlift Wing may sometimes feel that they don't have a voice within the wing. The base's First Six Council has been ensuring that's not the case over the last few years as members get together monthly to bounce ideas off each other and then get those ideas to wing leaders.Community involvement, mentorship,
  • Airmen volunteer for parade, meal delivery

    The 109th Airlift Wing rarely has a shortage of volunteers to assist in the nearby communities, and that especially holds true during the holiday season. This year is no different as nearly 50 Airmen with the unit have already put in volunteer hours with the annual holiday parade and Thanksgiving meal delivery, both in Schenectady.About 20 of the
  • New inspection process maintains continuous compliance throughout Wing

    Usually when airmen hear the word inspection, panic sets in. They know the next few months are going to be brutal gearing up for this inspection that comes once every few years. Drills are consumed with exercises, file plan build up, computer-based training and getting their sections up to speed. All they can think about is the day after the
  • NY Air Guard heads to Antarctica

    Two more 109th Airlift Wing LC-130 aircraft departed Tuesday, Oct. 22, in support of Operation Deep Freeze.The Wing kicked off its 26th season on Friday Oct. 18 as airmen and one LC-130 Hercules aircraft began their journey to the South Pole.Despite the obstacles each season brings with the extreme weather conditions in Antarctica, crews are always
  • October UTA has been postponed

    The 109th Airlift Wing's October UTA (Oct. 5-6, 2013) has been postponed due to the government shutdown. Guardsmen should contact their supervisors for more information.
  • Senior enlisted adviser visits 109th AW

    Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush, Senior Enlisted Adviser for the National Guard Bureau, visited the 109th Airlift Wing on Sept. 26, which included a special appearance at the wing's annual Senior NCO Induction Ceremony.Brush began his visit to the wing with a lunch with the first sergeants and shortly after was given a brief of the Wing's mission
  • Home Indoor Air Hazard?

    The problem of home indoor air pollution has been made worse in recent years by efforts to make homes more energy efficient; building techniques have reduced heat loss, but may have also increase exposure to toxic substances released within the home.Heating appliances and systems, especially wood burning fireplaces and stoves, can pollute indoor
  • 109th Airlift Wing participates in National Disaster Medical System Exercise

    Members from several local agencies across the Capital District participated in a coordinated National Disaster Medical System Exercise on Aug. 8 and 9 at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Schenectady, N.Y.The agencies consisted of members from the 109th Airlift Wing, 139th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs