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  • 109th AW takes on additional ODF mission

    Airmen with the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing here will cap five months of support of U.S. Antarctic research efforts by flying 1,100 researchers and support staff, and 43 tons of cargo, from McMurdo Station, Antarctica, to New Zealand aboard seven of its 10 ski-equipped LC-130 cargo planes.The flights are expected to begin next
  • 109th Airlift Wing Ends 2013-2014 Antarctic Season with Mission to Move Over 1,100 People from Ice

    Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing will cap five months of support of United States Antarctic research efforts by flying 1,100 researchers and support staff , and 43 tons of cargo, from the McMurdo Station base to New Zealand aboard seven of its 10 ski-equipped LC-130 cargo planes.The flights are expected to begin next
  • Airmen complete 109th AW's first leadership course

    More than 25 New York Air National Guardsmen got "re-blued" over the January Unit Training Assembly during the 109th Airlift Wing's first Leadership Development Course held by the 109th AW Chief's Council.The three-day course, held Jan. 10-12 for technical sergeants through senior master sergeants and second lieutenants through captains, covered
  • Schumer shows support for 109th AW mission

    Sen. Charles Schumer was here Jan. 3 to tour the base and learn more about the 109th Airlift Wing's unique mission with the National Science Foundation. Schumer's support for the unit's mission was evident as he vowed to fight to maintain current levels of funding the wing receives through National Science Foundation appropriations. Budget debates
  • 109th AW officers' council donates to Fisher House

    The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing Company Grade Officer's Council presented a check of $2,250 to the Fisher House at the Albany Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Dec. 17, 2013, from money the council raised during a golf tournament, with help from local businesses.More than 65 golfers from the 109th
  • First Six Council gives junior enlisted voice within Wing

    Junior enlisted members with the 109th Airlift Wing may sometimes feel that they don't have a voice within the wing. The base's First Six Council has been ensuring that's not the case over the last few years as members get together monthly to bounce ideas off each other and then get those ideas to wing leaders.Community involvement, mentorship,
  • Airmen volunteer for parade, meal delivery

    The 109th Airlift Wing rarely has a shortage of volunteers to assist in the nearby communities, and that especially holds true during the holiday season. This year is no different as nearly 50 Airmen with the unit have already put in volunteer hours with the annual holiday parade and Thanksgiving meal delivery, both in Schenectady.About 20 of the
  • New inspection process maintains continuous compliance throughout Wing

    Usually when airmen hear the word inspection, panic sets in. They know the next few months are going to be brutal gearing up for this inspection that comes once every few years. Drills are consumed with exercises, file plan build up, computer-based training and getting their sections up to speed. All they can think about is the day after the
  • NY Air Guard heads to Antarctica

    Two more 109th Airlift Wing LC-130 aircraft departed Tuesday, Oct. 22, in support of Operation Deep Freeze.The Wing kicked off its 26th season on Friday Oct. 18 as airmen and one LC-130 Hercules aircraft began their journey to the South Pole.Despite the obstacles each season brings with the extreme weather conditions in Antarctica, crews are always
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