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  • Operation Nunalivut 2014: Bigger, more complex than ever

    Canadian Armed Forces operations don't stop when the roads do. Rather, the rougher the terrain, the more intricate the transport plans get. In the High Arctic especially, airlift is integral to mission success.The soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen deployed on Operation Nunalivut 2014 depend on ingenuity and a mix of unique assets to achieve
  • Wing comes together to congratulate promotees

    Airmen packed the Dining Facility on April 6 to cheer on their fellow Airmen who were getting promoted to the ranks of airman first class through technical sergeant.This was the second promotion recognition ceremony the base has held for the junior ranking Airmen on the base. Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto, 109th Airlift Wing command chief, said
  • 109th AW participates in Canadian Forces Arctic exercise

    Nearly 40 Airmen and two LC-130 ski-equipped aircraft from the 109th Airlift Wing will be demonstrating their vast capabilities on the Arctic ice as they join the Canadian Forces on April 11 to participate in Canada's annual Operation Nunalivut Exercise.Canada's Joint Task Force-North has been conducting this exercise in and around the area of
  • Airmen honored during annual Airman of the Year Dinner

    Four 109th Airlift Wing Airmen were honored during the annual Airman of the Year Dinner as the Water's Edge Lighthouse on April 5, hosted by the 109th AW's First Six Council.Senior Master Sgt. Patrick FitzGerald, Master Sgt. Amanda Blodgett, Tech. Sgt. Robert Harrington and Senior Airman Kylief Tucker were named as the wing's top performers for
  • Women's History Month: Airman 1st Class Xenia Wieland

    Airman 1st Class Xenia Wieland has been with the 109th Airlift Wing for three years. She said she joined the military for the many benefits offered and for the experience she hoped to gain in the medical field to help further her career in nursing.Wieland is currently an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 109th Medical Group. In this
  • Women's History Month: Tech. Sgt. Jessica Ramirez

    Tech. Sgt. Jessica Ramirez has been in the military for more than 13 years and with the 109th Airlift Wing for seven of those years."I joined the Army Reserve when I was going into my senior year of high school," she said. "I knew I wanted to go to college but also wanted to do something out of the ordinary and challenge myself. I thought being a
  • AMC announces UEI exceptional performers

    Several Airmen throughout the 109th Airlift Wing were recognized for exceptional performance during the recent Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone visit conducted by Air Mobility Command. These Airmen were either recognized for their individual or team contributions. AMC defines exceptional performance as, "An organized group or dedicated
  • Women's History Month: Master Sgt. Faye Reynolds

    Master Sgt. Faye Reynolds has been in the Air Force for 23 years and joined the 109th Airlift Wing in 2003. She said adventure, experience and educational benefits all contributed to her decision to join the military."I had only planned on joining the active duty force for four years because I wanted to go to school for environmental science," she
  • Women's History Month: 1st Lt. Lynsey Cross

    First Lt. Lynsey Cross joined the 109th Airlift Wing in 2006. She first joined for the college benefits, but said the opportunities within the Wing are what kept her here. She was commissioned in 2013.Cross is currently assigned to the 109th Medical Group as the administration officer of the EnRoute Patient Staging System."The staging system is a
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