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  • MSG welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hedges assumed command of the 109th Mission Support Group during a change of command ceremony here Sept. 13.Hedges, previous 109th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, assumed command from Col. Walter Wintsch in a ceremony officiated by Col. Shawn Clouthier, 109th Airlift Wing commander. Changes of command are a military
  • Airmen clean up community streets

    More than 30 Airmen came together Aug. 10 to clean up the community, thanks to the efforts of the 109th Airlift Wing First Six Council and their initiative with the Adopt-A-Highway Program.The First Six Council represents the junior enlisted of the Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base. The council's president, Senior Airman James Comstock, has
  • Airmen hand out free lunches to Schenectady youth

    Children at Steinmetz Park in Schenectady waited in line anxiously for lunch to be served. This week, the children not only got a free lunch, but they also got to meet Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing. The Airmen had been there all week serving lunch as part of the Schenectady Inner City Ministry's Free Summer Lunch Program.This year is the
  • Family Matters Group connects base, families

    "She encourages me to do what's best for me." "He takes good care of my children." "She protects us as a family unit." "He is my best friend, and I can tell him anything." "When I deploy, she deploys too -- just differently."These are just a few of the descriptions of what a military spouse means to some of the Airmen with the 109th Airlift
  • Airmen, aircraft continue Greenland mission

    Every year a group of Airmen and a few ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft head for the Arctic region to support the National Science Foundation and get some real-world training out of their base at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. This year the Greenland mission is in full swing with 70 Airmen and two LC-130 aircraft completing the fourth rotation of the season
  • 109th AW joins community to pull LC-130

    Richmor Aviation at the Schenectady County Airport was packed with people taking shelter from the weather, hoping it would pass so they could complete the mission they set out to do ... pull a 109th Airlift Wing LC-130 Skibird aircraft 15 feet in the fastest time possible. Rain, thunder, lightning and a tornado warning put the Airplane Pull, hosted