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  • 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
  • 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