• Secretary of state, Greenland premier tour NYNG LC-130

    KANGERLUSSUAQ, Greenland – The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing gave Greenland Premier Múte Bourup Egede and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken a close-up look at one of the wing’s LC-130s, which are critical to conducting climate research on the Greenland Ice Cap.Blinken was in

  • NY National Guard continues staffing COVID vaccination sites

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen now oversee three vaccination sites formerly run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and active Navy and Air Force personnel.Two sites are in New York City and the other site is in Yonkers in Westchester County.This brings the

  • Northern Thaw exercise concludes at Volk Field

    VOLK FIELD, Wis. – Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, known for lighting up the skies with the annual Northern Lightning exercise, hosted multiple units from around the country for the two-week Northern Thaw exercise ended April 2.The total force exercise provided tailored, cost-effective,

  • New York Air National Guard command chief launches podcast

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, New York – Airmen need a voice to tell their story.New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Denny Richardson decided to give them one through a podcast featuring Airmen of all ranks from across the New York Air National Guard.Called "Journey's Through

  • 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

  • 109th Airlift Wing wraps up Antarctic research support

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, New York – The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing wrapped up its 33rd season of supporting U.S. science research in the Antarctic.From November through February, the 73 Airmen and three LC-130 “Skibirds” supported the United States Antarctic research

  • Syracuse-based Airmen hit 60,000 hours of MQ-9 flight time

    HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. – The Airmen of the 138th Attack Squadron, part of the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing, hit the milestone of 60,000 hours flying unmanned MQ-9 Reapers in combat at the end of November. That 60,000-hour figure isn’t like the odometer turning

  • 109th AW on standby in New Zealand for Antarctica missions

    SCOTIA, N.Y. – The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing will not be flying to Antarctica this year to provide logistics support to the National Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program.For 32 years, the 109th Airlift Wing, based at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, has

  • N.Y. Senior Airman graduates from jungle warfare school

    MANAUS, Brazil – When Senior Airman Caleb Lapinel showed up at Brazil’s Jungle Warfare Training School in September, he met special forces soldiers from Spain, Egypt and Indonesia; paratroopers from Paraguay; amphibious infantrymen from Nigeria, and a Kaibil special operator from Guatemala whose