109th Airlift WIng

Mission Statement:

The 109th Airlift Wing employs the Department of Defense's only ski-equipped aircraft to conduct operations in remote Polar Regions. We train, equip and deploy premier, combat-ready Airmen to support state and national objectives.

Vision Statement:

Unparalleled tactical airlift to remote polar environments, propelled by highly trained, combat-ready Airmen.

Public Affairs

The Public Affairs Office of the 109th Airlift Wing works within three areas:

1) Command internal information
2) External information and media relations
3) Community Engagement

The Public Affairs office handles and coordinates request for speakers, base tours, aerial events, incentive flights, media interactions, and ensuring a timely and free flow of information within the organization and with the public.

To contact the Public Affairs Office contact one of the following:

Public Affairs Office

Community Manager

Aerial Events
Base Tours
Speaker Requests

109th Medical Group

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109th Operations Group

  • 139th Airlift Squadron
  • 139th Aeromedical Squadron
  • 109th Operations Support Flight

109th Mission Support Group

  • 109th Security Forces Squadron
  • 109th Civil Engineer Squadron
  • 109th Force Support Squadron
  • 109th Aerial Port Flight
  • 109th Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • 109th Services Flight
  • 109th Communications Flight


109th Maintenance Group

  • 109th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  • 109th Maintenance Squadron
  • 109th Maintenance Operations Flight

Social Media

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This week, 180 cadets are here for their annual Civil Air Patrol Leadership Encampment. Check out their page to see what they’ve been up to!
Yesterday, Lt. Col. Dave Panzera - a 33-year Air Force veteran - made his final Air Force flight. This wasn't just a "fini-flight" for Panzera; it was also an opportunity for 27 cadets participating in this week's Civil Air Patrol Leadership Encampment to get to ride on the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft. Since 2014, Panzera has overseen the annual CAP encampment at the base. He has been with the Wing since 1994, flying missions in both Antarctica and Greenland.
This past weekend 20 families got together at Jiminy Peak Resort to attend the 109th AW's Chaplain Corps Strong Bonds family retreat. Throughout the weekend, families were given tools to help strengthen their relationships while also being able to spend some quality time together. The chaplains hold various events throughout the year for families, couples and singles.
On Friday, we said goodbye to Master Sgt. Daniel Spiewak, a crew chief with the 109th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron who has been with the Wing since 2000. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, and he will be sorely missed here at the Wing. Fly high, Sergeant Spiewak. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara)
What do you do to stay motivated with fitness and nutrition throughout the year? These three Airmen with the Wing say competing in bodybuilding competitions helps them reach their full potential.
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than by welcoming home some of our Airmen!! Today, Capt. Anthony Amico, Tech. Sgt. Justin Beyer, Tech. Sgt. Brandon Deming, Staff Sgt. Jason Candido and Staff Sgt. Christopher Dumond all returned home after deploying to Southwest Asia. Welcome home Airmen!! (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara) The National Guard | Air National Guard | United States Air Force
Congratulations to newly promoted Tech. Sgt. Christopher Meyer of the 109th Fire Department! Army Maj. Joshua Meyer of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, flew a Black Hawk over to promote his brother during a ceremony today on the flightline here. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German)
Last week about 500 Airmen took part in the wing’s operational safety review day. “Your 109th safety team is shaping our culture, not watching it change. That’s our motto, and that’s the motto that we want to impart on the wing.” - Lt Col Dean Johnson, 109th AW Chief of Safety.
Congratulations MSgt Henderson!
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!
Congratulations to newly promoted Chief Master Sgt. Siobhan Macaulay and her husband, newly promoted Senior Master Sgt. Tim Macaulay! Both 109th AW Airmen were promoted during a joint ceremony today.
We have media out in Greenland with us this week to get a first-hand look at how we train as well as how we support the National Science Foundation (NSF). One of those media outlets is The Weather Channel who just spoke with one of our LC-130 Skibird pilots, Maj. Christopher Husher, on the weather challenges they face when flying in extreme conditions. Check out the podcast - "Hacking the Mission in Greenland: Flying in Extremes" - in the link below! Air National Guard | United States Air Force | The National Guard
Tons of activities going on all day for our Airmen and families. We’re starting with Wingman Day and then bringing out our families for more fun with Family Day! Follow us on Instagram @109thaw and check out our story to see everything going on today.
Don't forget! Bring your families out to the base tomorrow afternoon for great food and lots of fun! Players from the Albany Empire football team will also be joining us for the kid's fun run at 1:30. See you there! *Note - Those coming to Family Day must have a military ID to get on base or be with someone who does. Parking will also be limited, so carpooling is encouraged.
A message from our Chief of Safety, Command Chief, and Wing Commander for this UTA.
Honoring and remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Air Force wants to hear from you! As part of our Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI) visit coming up in October, a survey has been created to get input from our Airmen, families and our civilian workforce and contractors. This survey is a critical part of the inspection process so maximum participation by everyone is encouraged. This is a completely anonymous survey and inspectors are looking for honest and sincere answers. This is the ideal time to let the Air Force know what is working within our unit and what may need some work. Click on the link below to access the survey which only takes about 20 minutes to complete.
Master Sgt. William Hanrahan joined the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in 1996 to serve his community and his country. He is now the senior maintenance controller for the 109th Maintenance Operations Flight. Not only has he deployed numerous times with the unit to both Greenland and Antarctica, but he's also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Resolve immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks. "I love the camaraderie that the Guard provides. The 109th members are like my second family." Sergeant Hanrahan is just one of the many outstanding Airmen proudly serving within the Wing. #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth
It’s official! The new Air Force uniform will be the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP). Find out more information by clicking the link below.

Wing Offices

  • 109th Finance Office
  • 109th Safety Office
  • 109th Military Equal Opportunity Office
  • 109th Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
  • 109th Public Affairs Office
  • 109th Wellness & Resilience Center

Tenant Units

  • NYS Counter Drug Headquarters
  • 2nd Weapons of Mass Distruction Civil Support Team (WMD-CST)