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  • New York Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing Leads Holiday Parade

    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing acted as grand marshal of Schenectady’s 54th annual holiday parade.Over 50 Airmen, led by Col. Christian Sander, wing commander, marched in the Nov. 18 parade as Sander waved to the crowds lining State Street. The parade fell

  • NY Guard Helps Prepare Georgia Guard for Aircraft Conversion

    WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. - New York Air National Guard Airmen of the 106th Rescue Wing’s maintenance squadron spent a month teaching the ins and outs of C-130J maintenance to members of the Georgia Air Guard at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base.The 165th Airlift Wing’s maintenance squadron worked

  • 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

  • Weapons School Produces Guard Leaders in Growing Space Domain

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In the heart of Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base, a select group of Air National Guard members hone their expertise at the Air Force Weapons School in the most crucial battlefront of the future: space. They master cutting-edge skills and share knowledge with the 1,200 National Guard

  • Mother, Son Join Virginia Air Guard’s 192nd Wing Together

    HAMPTON, Va. - Two of the Virginia Air National Guard’s newest recruits are 17-year-old Emmanuel McClain and his mom, Tobye McMillian, who took the oath of enlistment from Col. Brock Lange, commander of the 192nd Wing, Sept. 18 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.“This is really cool,” Lange said as he

  • NY Air Guard Leaders Honor Former President Chester Arthur

    MENANDS, N.Y. - The commander of the New York Air National Guard honored Chester Arthur, the 21st president of the United States, on the 194th anniversary of his birth during a ceremony at his grave in Albany Rural Cemetery Oct. 5.Maj. Gen. Denis Donnell and New York Air National Guard Command Chief

  • New York Air Guard Woman Powerlifts to Success

    SCOTIA, N.Y. - New York Air National Guard Master Sgt. Sarah Chambers wasn’t in it for the recognition or to set records when she decided to try powerlifting.“My personal life wasn’t going as planned and it made me pivot. Instead of choosing a road where I could develop destructive habits, I chose

  • 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

  • National Guard top Space Officer Visits N.Y. Guard Space Unit

    ROME, New York – Maj. Gen. Edward Vaughan, the National Guard Bureau’s Space Operations director, praised the Airmen of the New York National Guard’s 222nd Command and Control Squadron during a Sept. 9 visit to the unit’s headquarters.The Airmen of the 222nd support the National Reconnaissance

  • New York Guard Conducts Search and Rescue Training in Brazil

    CAMPO GRANDE, Brazil - One hundred New York National Guard Airmen conducted combat search and rescue exercises with their Brazilian Air Force counterparts Aug. 16-27.The Airmen, most of whom are assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, conducted missions simulating the recovery of downed aircrew and