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  • 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

  • New York Air National Guard Supports Antarctic Research

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing flew more than 180 missions from October to March to support National Science Foundation research in Antarctica.The wing deployed 420 Airmen and five ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules transport planes to the

  • 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

  • 176th Wing Airmen Stay Warm During Operation Deep Freeze

    JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - Alaska Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Benjamen Hancox, a 176th Logistics Readiness Squadron air transportation craftsman, served as one of five Alaska Guardsmen who helped execute Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica.Hancox has been a member of the 176th Wing

  • NY Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing Supports Antarctic Research

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing launched the first of five LC-130 “Skibird” aircraft to Antarctica Oct. 19 to support National Science Foundation research.The LC-130 version of the C-130 Hercules is the largest aircraft in the world able

  • NY Guard trains on frozen lake to prep for polar missions

    GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE, N.Y. – Twenty Airmen assigned to the New York National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing are honing their skills as members of the Polar Camp Ski-way Team (PCST) on the Great Sacandaga Lake at the southern edge of Adirondack Park Feb. 15-17.These Airmen are trained in remote polar

  • NY National Guard Airmen begin returning from Antarctic mission

    SCOTIA, NEW YORK – Seventy-three Airmen and three LC-130 "Skibirds" assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing are expected to begin returning from Antarctica to Stratton Air National Guard Base outside Schenectady, New York Feb 10-13.This marks the 34th season the 109th