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Download full resolution image 109th ARW returns from Afghanistan Sept 6, 2007

Mission Complete for Air Guard Unit

A young boy runs to greet his father as members of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing return from Afghanistan on Sept. 6, 2007. About 30 members of the wing, based at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, N.Y. returned from a month-long combat mission in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While members of the wing, which specializes in Artic and Antarctic operations, have served in the Global War on Terror since 9/11, this mission as the first time the unit's C-130 aircraft were deployed.

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Oswego County Today -- Wed, 19 Oct 2016 Dr. Liepke Named NY Army National Guard State Surgeon LATHAM, NY - Dr. Matthew Liepke, an Oswego resident and a Lieutenant Colonel in the New York Army National Guard, has been named New York Army National Guard State Surgeon. -- Tue, 18 Oct 2016 New York Airmen and ski-equipped planes begin annual migration to South Pole STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Scotia, N.Y. - Airmen and ski-equipped aircraft from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing have started their annual journey to Antarctica.

WTEN -- Tue, 18 Oct 2016 Aircrews with the 109th Airlift Wing set to takeoff for Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica SCHENECTADY, NY (NEWS10) Operation Deep Freeze is the logistical support that the military provides to the National Science Foundation managed US Antarctic program.

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