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  • 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
  • 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,