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  • New York Air Guard Supports Canadian Forces’ Arctic Exercise

    RESOLUTE, Nunavut, Canada - The New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing and 105th Airlift Wing are partnering with the Vermont Army National Guard and the Canadian Forces to support Exercise Guerrier Nordique 2023 in the Canadian Arctic.The 109th Airlift Wing, based at Stratton Air National

  • 109th Retrograde Cargo Team Builds Pallets at South Pole

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - Four air transportation specialists from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing spent five weeks at Antarctica’s Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station building pallets to transport “retrograde cargo” from the science research station.Retrograde

  • NY Guard Air War Experts Participate in Nordic Conference

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Three New York Air National Guardsmen who plan and execute air war campaigns participated in a workshop designed to ensure that the militaries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland know what’s flying in the skies above their region.The New York Airmen, all assigned to the

  • 109th Airlift Wing Medical Personnel Train at Local Hospital

    STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - New York Air National Guard flight nurses and medical technicians assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing are getting more hands-on training at a major nearby hospital.St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, a 442-bed cornerstone of the regional St. Peter’s Health

  • Air National Guard Maintainers Innovate C-17 Platform

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. – The thundering of hammers and wrenches echoed throughout an ordinarily calm aircraft hangar Dec. 21 as a $1.5 million National Guard Bureau investment was pieced together at Stewart Air National Guard Base, home of the 105th Airlift Wing and its nine C-17 Globemaster III transport

  • New York National Guard Airmen Ready to Track Santa Claus

    ROME, N.Y. - The North American Aerospace Defense Command defends the North American airspace 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.On Dec. 24, NORAD will add one element to its mission for the 67th year, as it tracks Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve flight.American and Canadian NORAD

  • Airmen From 3 States Repair LC-130 Stranded at South Pole

    AMUNDSON-SCOTT SOUTH POLE, Antarctica - National Guard Airmen from New York, Pennsylvania and Kentucky braved subzero temperatures at the bottom of the world to repair an LC-130 “Skibird.”The plane was stranded at Amundson-Scott South Pole Station following a routine supply mission when a cable

  • New York, Vermont Air Guard Train Together

    NEWBURGH, N.Y. - Members of the 105th Airlift Wing took to the sky in a simulated high-threat environment exercise Dec. 6-9 at Stewart Air National Guard Base.The flight initiated a four-day training, which included a variety of simulations to replicate flying through contested airspace. During the

  • New York Air Guard Honors Former President Martin Van Buren

    KINDERHOOK, N.Y. - The New York Air National Guard marked the 240th birthday of President Martin Van Buren, the first president not born a British subject, in his rural hometown Dec. 5.Air Force Brig. General Denise Donnell, the commander of the New York Air National Guard, and Command Chief Master

  • NY Air Guard Leaders Salute World War II Vet on his 100th

    LATHAM, N.Y. – New York Air National Guard leaders gathered at the Shaker Place Nursing Home to honor a World War II veteran on his 100th birthday Nov. 28.William H. Meyer served in the Army Air Forces, and later the Air Force once it became its own branch in 1947, as an aerial photographer from