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  • Stratton provides venue for students to test their industry skills

    Hundreds of students were here March 18 to test their skills in carpentry, vehicle maintenance, heavy equipment operation, welding, nursing and more as part of the regional SkillsUSA competition.Nearly 300 students from Capital Region BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services), Questar III, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES and
  • 109th AW completes 27th year of Antarctic science support

    New York Air National Guard Airmen flew 241 missions, delivering more than 3,000 passengers and 4.5 million pounds of cargo and fuel to research stations across Antarctica during a deployment to the southern continent that began in October 2014 and ends this week.This is the 27th year that the 109th Airlift Wing supported the National Science
  • Airmen benefit from wing's first Airman Development Course

    Junior Airmen from different offices on base got together this week to gain insight, receive tools and learn skills to help them as they progress in their careers with the 109th Airlift Wing.Fourteen Airmen, E-3s through E-5s, were part of the first Airman Development Course held here Jan. 28-30, a little more than a year after the 109th AW's
  • 109th members selected as NYANG Airmen of the Year

    Two Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing here were among six recently selected 2014 New York Air National Guard Outstanding Airmen of the Year.Senior Airman James Comstock, who is the NYANG Airman of the Year, and Master Sgt. Michael Lazzari, the NYANG First Sergeant of the Year, were selected for the state-level award based on superior leadership,
  • 109th aircraft, Airmen leave for Antarctica

    The first LC-130 Hercules aircraft took off for Antarctica today, marking the 27th season the 109th Airlift Wing has supported the National Science Foundation with Operation Deep Freeze.This season is expected to be the biggest yet, with more than 350 missions planned and nearly 3,000 hours expected to be flown. Crews plan to deliver 5.4 million
  • Chief Gaylor gives motivating speech to Airmen

    "Some of you are about to launch out of here for a place called Antarctica. When you come back, do you feel good? I hope so. You deserve to. Think of the contribution you're making. Think of what it is that you're doing. Think of the uniqueness of it. Think of the opportunity you never dreamt of when you were a little kid that someday you would go