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  • 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 trips marked the beginning of the NSF’s annual
  • 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 efforts as part of Operation Deep Freeze, the
  • 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 motto is: “ If I advance follow me, if I stop urge me
  • NY Guard's 109th firefighters ready for fast-water rescues

    SCOTIA, N.Y. – New York Air National Guard firefighters assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing are ready at a moment’s notice to respond to an aircraft incident or help out a local fire department. But the 109th firefighters now also include three Airmen specially trained to save lives when floodwaters rise. Master Sgt. Brian Kissinger, Master Sgt.
  • 109th Airlift Wing team builds ski landing area in Arctic

    “Creatio Ex Nihilo” or “Something From Nothing” is the motto of the 109th Airlift Wing’s expeditionary ski-way team; a group of airmen from various units throughout the wing who are blazing trail forward in the realm of operational capabilities in the Arctic.Their mission is to deploy to remote environments and establish what the member’s call a
  • 173rd FW provides National Science Foundation an Antarctic partner

    A partnership with the National Science Foundation provides Air National Guard chaplains the opportunity of a lifetime, who, in-turn, provide resilient, well trained and physically fit uniformed service members to tend to the spiritual and psychological care of the scientific community who reside there.
  • 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.
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