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  • Sander assumes command of Operations Group

    Lt. Col. Christian Sander assumed command of the 109th Operations Group during a change of command ceremony here Sept. 13.Sander, previous 109th Maintenance Group deputy commander, assumed command from Col. Michael Steindl in a ceremony officiated by Col. Alan Ross, 109th Airlift Wing vice commander. Changes of command are a military tradition
  • 109th AW gains capability for debris removal in support of domestic ops

    The 109th Airlift Wing is well known for its polar operations in both Antarctica and Greenland supporting the National Science Foundation; but being part of the Air National Guard means the unit is also a first choice for homeland operations, including natural disaster response, and the 109th AW stands ready to respond when needed.Recently a new
  • Wing joins local agencies for National Disaster Medical System Exercise

    Members from several local agencies across the Capital District participated in a coordinated National Disaster Medical System Exercise here July 27 - Aug. 2."Understanding our state mission, which separates us from our active duty counterparts, we realize how important interagency cooperation is when disaster strikes. That is why we, along with
  • Student Flight changes better prepare trainees for basic training

    Trainees recently underwent a big change within Student Flight - more structure, more physical training and more guidance all to better prepare them for their first step in becoming an Airman at Basic Military Training.In January, Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto, 109th Airlift Wing command chief, approached the Chief's Council to ask for their help
  • 109th AW aids Canada with Operation Nunalivut 2015

    On April 4, seven Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing were dropped off at a remote location in the vicinity of Victoria Strait in the High Arctic with a couple snowmobiles and only the bare essentials to set up a field camp.Their mission: Prepare a ski-way for the two ski-equipped LC-130s that were supporting Canada's research of a recently
  • Airmen get hands-on training during wing's first rodeo

    More than 200 Airmen received hands-on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training along with self-aid buddy care training during the 109th Airlift Wing's first ancillary training rodeo here April 18.The mass training began in the Dining Facility as trainees were given CBRN and then SABC training before heading out for the hands-on