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  • Wing conference room named in honor of Chuck Steiner

    The new wing conference room in the 109th Airlift Wing headquarters building here is now the Chuck Steiner Memorial Conference Room following a dedication ceremony in Chuck Steiner’s name Aug. 4. Steiner, Capital Region Chamber president, passed away April 18.About 50 people including Steiner’s wife, Marcy, and son, Matt; Sen. James Tedisco;
  • 109th AW finishes up fifth rotation in Greenland

    The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing completed its 24th operational mission to Summit Camp, Greenland, on July 30, and its 13th mission to the East Greenland Ice-core Project (East GRIP) on July 29, in support of the National Science Foundation since the season began in April.Ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft transported 6,500 pounds of
  • LC-130 Skibird aircrews train for polar operations

    Having the world’s only ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft, commonly referred to as Skibirds, the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing is able to provide the airlift needed to get to remote locations in Antarctica and Greenland in support of the National Science Foundation. It’s a mission unique to the wing and one that requires specialized
  • Guardsman Guides in the Great Outdoors

    Formany people starting a small business is a daunting prospect. For Tech. Sgt.Abraham Gadway, it’s following his passion. Gadway, a quality assurance evaluator withthe 109th Maintenance Group here, started his own wilderness guidingservice in April 2017, combining his love of the outdoors from a young age withhis military experience. Asa QA
  • Staff sergeants inducted into NCO corps

    Airmen of the 109th Airlift Wing were recognized during the first Non-Commissioned Officer induction ceremony held at Stratton Air National Guard Base, Scotia, New York on June 3, 3017. The induction ceremony recognizes Airmen who were promoted to staff sergeant between May 1, 2016 and May 15, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stratton, local firefighters respond to tanker truck fire

    Stratton Air National Guard Base firefighters were among local emergency crews that responded to a nearby tanker truck fire in Glenville on Oct. 17.
  • 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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