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  • New York Airmen Train on Parachute Landings, Water Survival

    MAYFIELD, N.Y. - Thirty-eight New York National Guard Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing got their feet and their parachute harnesses wet during water survival and parachute landing training at New York’s Great Sacandaga Lake Aug. 5-6.The Airmen — pilots, flight engineers, navigators, loadmasters,

  • Missouri, New York Air Guard team up for Maintenance Training

    SCOTIA, N.Y. - Maintenance Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing trained in Gulfport, Mississippi, with the Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing the first week of August.A total of 85 Airmen — 30 from the 109th and 55 from the 139th — traveled to the

  • Bosslift Gives Employers Up Close Look at New York Guard

    WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. - The New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing opened its doors and cockpits Aug. 5 to civilian employers of wing members for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.Forty-eight civilian employers of Guardsmen toured the base and flew on an HH-60G Pave

  • New York Air National Guardsman Wins Air Force-wide Honor

    NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. - An Airman assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 107th Attack Wing has been named one of the top 12 Airmen in the 500,000-member total Air Force.Staff Sgt. Dhruva Poluru, who serves in the wing’s 222nd Command and Control Squadron specializing in

  • New York Air Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing Launches STEM Camp

    WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. - Twenty-four children of Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing got a first-hand look at how the Air Force uses science, technology, engineering and math during a special camp program Aug. 3-6 at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base.The boys

  • Airmen Train for Space Operations During Vulcan Guard

    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - The Ohio Air National Guard’s 178th Wing hosted an iteration of the Vulcan Guard space exercise Aug. 10-11, bringing together U.S. Space Command, the Brazilian military and all seven National Guard states conducting space operations.Vulcan Guard is a series of space-focused

  • New York Air Guard Medical Personnel Train at California Clinic

    COVELO, Calif. – Seventeen Air National Guard Airmen from New York’s 109th Airlift Wing spent two weeks in California providing free medical, dental and veterinary care at the Round Valley Indian Health Center.The Airmen from Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, New York, participated in a

  • New York Air Guard Supports European, Pacific Exercises

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Seventeen Airmen from the New York Air Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing flew around the world from June 28 to July 6 while supporting two major Air Force exercises.The Airmen, flying two C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifters, left Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh and flew

  • NY Airman Recognized as Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Member

    F.S. GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - Tech. Sgt. Ryan Rutz, with the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach, has been named the top career enlisted aircrew member in the 100,000-member Air National Guard.Rutz serves as the loadmaster for an HC-130J Combat King

  • 147th Attack Wing MQ-Reaper Completes ACE Movement in Europe

    CASLAV AIR BASE, Czech Republic - The Texas Military Department’s 147th Attack Wing demonstrated an MQ-9 Reaper agile combat employment movement from Caslav Air Base to Ostrava airport in the Czech Republic June 13 during Exercise Air Defender.The ACE movement displayed the effectiveness of the MQ-9