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  • 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.
  • Richardson assumes duties as 109th AW command chief

    Chief Master Sgt. Denny Richardson (center) assumes the duties of 109th Airlift Wing command chief during a change of authority ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base, N.Y., on Oct. 6, 2016. The command chief represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the wing. Also pictured are Col. Shawn Clouthier (left), 109th AW commander,
  • Maintenance Group gets new commander

    Lt. Col. Robert Donaldson (center) assumes command of the 109th Maintenance Group from Col. Alan Ross, 109th Airlift Wing vice commander, during a change of command ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base on Sept. 11, 2016. Col. Denise Donnell (right), outgoing 109th MXG commander, was selected as the 105th Airlift Wing vice commander at
  • Senior leaders take staff ride to Massachusetts, discuss strategic planning

    More than 20 officer and enlisted senior leaders with the 109th Airlift Wing had the opportunity to network with each other and discuss strategic planning during a professional development staff ride to Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, July 11-14."Traditionally, staff rides were something the Army had done to educate Soldiers in rudimentary
  • Counterdrug unveils prescription medication drop box on Stratton

    New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who work at Stratton Air National Guard Base now have a way to get rid of unneeded and unwanted prescription medications before a friend or family member abuses them.The New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force unveiled a prescription medication drop box today, which will be located in the 109th
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