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  • New York’s 109th Airlift Wing Begins 2024 Greenland Missions

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - Four LC-130 “Skibirds” and about 75 Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing began the annual Greenland season supporting the National Science Foundation.The 109th flies the largest ski-equipped aircraft in the world, capable of

  • NY Air Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing Supports Antarctic Science

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing began its annual round of logistics support for U.S. Antarctic research by sending five LC-130 aircraft on the five-day trip to Antarctica Oct. 17-19.The 109th Airlift Wing flies the largest ski-equipped

  • NY Air Guardsmen Move Cargo, Fuel, People to Greenland Camp

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, SCOTIA, N.Y. –The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing wrapped up its annual support to the National Science Foundation in Greenland when Airmen and LC-130 “Skibirds” returned to Stratton Air National Guard Base on Aug. 23.The unit supplied 2.4 million

  • New York Air Guard Begins ’23 Support for Greenland Research

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - Three LC-130 “Skibirds” and 75 Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing are supporting National Science Foundation research in Greenland.The 109th flies the largest ski-equipped aircraft in the world, capable of landing on snow and

  • 109th Retrograde Cargo Team Builds Pallets at South Pole

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - Four air transportation specialists from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing spent five weeks at Antarctica’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station building pallets to transport “retrograde cargo” from the science research station.Retrograde

  • 103rd, 109th back science foundation mission in Greenland

    SCOTIA, N.Y. and EAST GRANBY, Conn. – The New York National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing and the Connecticut National Guard's 103rd Airlift Wing transported National Science Foundation personnel and equipment from Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, New York, to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.The

  • 173rd FW provides National Science Foundation an Antarctic partner

    A partnership with the National Science Foundation provides Air National Guard chaplains the opportunity of a lifetime, who, in-turn, provide resilient, well trained and physically fit uniformed service members to tend to the spiritual and psychological care of the scientific community who reside