• 109th AW joins advanced battle management systems exercise

    SCOTIA, N.Y. – Thirty members of the New York Air National Guard from the 109th Airlift Wing flew two LC-130H “Skibirds” to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas to participate in a nationwide exercise that tested the United States’ digital Advanced Battle Management System. The week-long exercise

  • NY, California, Texas wings compete in load off training

    HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. – Weapons crews from Texas and California traveled to the 174th Attack Wing to compete in a weeklong training competition alongside New York Air National Guard Airmen Aug. 10-13. Teams split the mandatory loading training into four competitive events. The

  • 174th MXG hot-pit maintenance key to Northern Strike 20

    ALPENA, Mich. – A significant portion of Northern Strike’s joint fires readiness training depends on airpower and the close air support it provides. These capabilities are present, thanks in large part to a unique team of maintainers from the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Maintenance Group,

  • Northern Strike exercise shifts to real-world response

    ALPENA, Mich. – On the afternoon of July 21, a historic icon of Alpena, Michigan, went up in flames.The John A. Lau Saloon and Restaurant, a local institution since the late 1800s, was once a favorite hangout for lumberjacks and Great Lakes shipping crews as they passed through Northern Michigan.

  • New York National Guard pararescuemen aid Queens hospital

    NEW YORK – When Elmhurst Hospital Center, the public hospital that became the epicenter of New York’s COVID-19 crisis, needed help, the pararescuemen of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing jumped in.The staff of the 545-bed hospital in Queens performed heroically. Still, they were

  • New York Air Guard protects the force to protect the nation

    ROME, N.Y. – While hundreds of their fellow New York Air National Guard members have deployed to the New York City metro area to support COVID-19 operations, Airmen at the 224th Air Defense Group in Rome remained in place and did what they always do: defend the eastern U.S. airspace, 24-hours-a-day,

  • Wings join up for Polar Training

    Pararescuemen of the 106th Rescue Wing (106 RQW), here, traded the summertime windswept dunes and beaches of Long Island for the icy caps of Greenland last month, as they conducted a site survey for future training opportunities in what could become a new frontier in mission capabilities.