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105th Airlift Wing Rolls Out for Sandy Relief
STEWART ANGB Newburgh, N.Y. --Staff Sgt's. Jennifer Lindner and Amanda Surwillo, 137AS, packing MREs as they and fellow members of the 105th Airlift Wing and 213 Engineering Installation Squadron prepare for deployment as part of the State response to Hurricane Sandy Wednesday morning Oct. 31, 2012. The Airmen are among more than 2,400 Army and Air National Guard Soldiers and Airmen deployed at the order of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The Airmen are part of Joint Operations Area 3, Joint Task Force 3 Hurricane relief operations.
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105th Airlift Wing rolls out for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Posted 10/31/2012   Updated 11/1/2012 Email story   Print story

    


105th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

10/31/2012 - STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. (10/31/12) -- The 105th Airlift Wing and the 213rd Engineering Installation Squadron here deployed 75 ANG Airmen Wednesday as part of the state response to Hurricane
Sandy.

The Airmen are part of Joint Operations Area 3, Joint Task Force 3 hurricane relief operations in Manhattan and are among more than 2,400 Army and ANG service members deployed at the order of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

The 105th AW Installation Control Center has been activated since Friday and is presently operating on a 24-hour schedule. All aircraft have been evacuated, sheltered or released early on Air Mobility Command directed missions.

According to Col Timothy J. LaBarge, the commander of the 105th AW; it is very gratifying to see the enormously positive response of the 105th AW to an enormously challenging time for our fellow New Yorkers and our neighbors in the Northeast. Saving lives, preventing further damage and making the effort to relieve the pain and suffering of others is tops on the list of reasons for why many of us joined the Guard.

"These volunteers are proof positive that our 105th members take seriously the core value of 'Service Before Self' as well as the philosophy that, in times of need that 'We are the Guard and we are here to help,'" said LaBarge.

The New York National Guard's highest state mission priority is to save lives, prevent further damage and to relieve pain and suffering of our fellow residents.

For more information contact 105th AW Public Affairs at 845-563-2031 or e-mail at 105aw.publicaffairs@ang.af.mil.



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