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  • 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
  • 109th officers’ council donates golf tournament proceeds to Veterans Miracle Center

    The 109th Airlift Wing's Company Grade Officers' Council donated $4,500 to the Veterans Miracle Center in Albany on April 14 from funds raised during the council's annual golf tournament in September. This was the first year the officers' council donated the proceeds from the tournament to the Veterans Miracle Center. "We chose the Miracle Center
  • Airmen take on mission at South Pole Station

    The 109th Airlift Wing recently completed its 28th season supporting the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze, the U.S. military's logistical support of the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic program, by transporting people and cargo to various locations throughout Antarctica. This year, however, three Airmen
  • Airman uses SABC training in real-world incident

    "This type of training will be very beneficial ... as well as just being able to know what (you need to do) in a time of need," said Tech. Sgt. Adam Winters during last April's ancillary training rodeo. He had no idea he would be put in a situation where that specific training would come into play. Just a month ago, it did, as he came to the aid of