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  • 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 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

  • NY ANG completes South Pole mission despite extreme weather

    The harsh, unforgiving and unpredictable weather of Antarctica made a routine mission to the South Pole a little more than an LC-130 “Skibird” crew with the 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron had bargained for on Nov. 9, 2017. Despite the extreme cold, minimum visibility and maximum crosswinds,