• 105th Airlift Wing recognized with Meritorious Unit Award

    STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Over 1,300 men and women of the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing has been awarded the Air Force’s Meritorious Unit Award for their accomplishments during 2020.The award recognizes Air Force units for accomplishments in combat as well

  • National Guard COVID-19 survivor recounts fight for his life

    ARLINGTON, Va. - It felt like a cold. Normal enough, it seemed. After all, it was cold season, and it was something to get over quickly and be forgotten about just as quickly, thought Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Jancsy, an air liaison officer with the National Guard Bureau, when he started feeling sick

  • 105th Airlift Wing hosts Wing Readiness Course

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Training isn't always easy, especially when that training simulates the high adrenaline environment of a combat situation. Members of the 105th Airlift Wing were able to experience that firsthand as they went through the Wing Readiness Course at Stewart Air National Guard Base.The

  • Artificial Intelligence-Based Battle Management Training Rolled Out

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Western Air Defense Sector rolled out a cutting edge video game like training system, Aug. 26-27, 2021, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The system, called Battle Management Training NEXT (BMTN), provides command and control battle management operators

  • NY Air Guard teams with Brazilian airmen for Exercise Tapio

    WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. - Eighty New York Air National Guard Airmen participated in a 10-day Brazilian Air Force training operation at Campo Grande Brazil in August as part of the State Partnership Program.The 105th Airlift Wing, based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, transported two

  • National Guard supports vulnerable Afghans at military bases

    ARLINGTON, Va. – National Guard Airmen and Soldiers from around the nation are helping support Afghan personnel who are temporarily housed at Department of Defense installations as part of Operation Allies Refuge.The Defense Department, through U.S. Northern Command and at the State Department's

  • New York Air Guard joins NATO search and rescue exercise

    LAJES, Portugal – Fifteen Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing participated in a NATO search and rescue exercise in the Azores led by the Portuguese Air Force July 27-30.ASAREX 2021 (Advanced Search and Rescue Exercise) included elements from the National Guard, the Coast

  • NY Air Guard helps train Air Force Reserve port specialists

    SCOTIA, N.Y. – The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing is hosting two Air Force Reserve Airmen from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base while they complete their hands-on training as aerial port specialists.The Airmen, assigned to the 87th Aerial Port Squadron of the 445th Airlift Wing, are

  • Waiver enables 62-year-old doctor to join New York Air Guard

    F.S. GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - Dr. David Feldman, a 62-year old New York City gastroenterologist and private pilot, is now also Air National Guard Lt. Col. David Feldman."Joining the military was a lifelong dream," Feldman said. "But it was something I never had time for."Feldman took

  • NY Guard Airmen plant 'Survivor Tree' to commemorate 9/11

    ROME N.Y. – Airmen of the Eastern Air Defense Sector marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center by planting a seedling from a tree that survived the attack outside their headquarters in Rome.The seedling from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum Survivor Tree was planted