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  • Zautner assumes command of 109th Medical Group

    Lt. Col. Janice Zautner assumed command of the 109th Medical Group during a change of command ceremony here Feb. 7.Zautner, previous 139th Aeromedical Squadron flight nurse, assumed command from Col. Douglas Cromack in a ceremony officiated by Col. Shawn Clouthier, 109th Airlift Wing commander. Changes of command are a military tradition
  • 109th Airmen selected as NYANG Airmen of the Year

    Two Airmen with the 109th Airlift Wing were recently selected among six as the New York Air National Guard's 2015 Outstanding Airman of the Year.Senior Master Sgt. Deborah Nordyke, 109th Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, and Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Mahan, 109th Medical Group cardiopulmonary lab technician, were selected as the NYANG First Sergeant
  • 109th, community firefighters complete live fire training

    Firefighters with the 109th Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Department at Stratton Air National Guard Base participated in a joint live fire training exercise with the Schuyler Hose Co. at the Saratoga County Fire Training Center on Dec. 5. The goal of this structural fire exercise was to train participants on fire development and dynamics giving
  • NYANG firefighters conduct joint search and rescue training

    Firefighters from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing, 106th Rescue Wing, and 105th AW, from Scotia, Long Island, and Newburgh respectively, met up at Camp Smith, New York, on Oct. 20, after convoying from their respective bases to complete three days of joint search and rescue training.The 109th Fire Department's urban search and
  • Airmen, aircraft prepare for ODF

    By the end of the month, Airmen and aircraft with the 109th Airlift Wing are expected to be in place at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, supporting the National Science Foundation for the 28th season of Operation Deep Freeze.Throughout the season, which runs through February, a total of seven LC-130 ski-equipped aircraft and about 500 Airmen are
  • Airmen, families attend first White Ribbon event

    As the 109th Airlift Wing prepares to launch its 28th season supporting Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica, the Airman and Family Readiness Programs office held the first-ever White Ribbon event for Airmen and their families, offering information on benefits and services available to them while their loved one is away.The White Ribbon is very
  • 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