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New York Airman Takes Charge in Baghdad

SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq -- Col. Fred Cheney (left) the 447th Air Expeditionary Group commander, passes the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's guide on to New York Air National Guardsman Lt. Col. Carey Merritt, the 447 ECES commander, during a change of command ceremony held on May 10. Merritt is deployed from the 174th Mission Support Group, New York Air National Guard, where he commands the 174th's Civil Engineering Squadron.
Sather Air Base, located alongside Baghdad International Airport is named after Staff Sgt. SCott Sather, the first Airman to die during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Times Union -- Mon, 02 May 2016 Army National Guard officer leads youth leaders New York Army National Guard Maj. Alvin Phillips of Albany not only leads soldiers, he also mentors youth leaders.

Niagara Frontier Publication -- Fri, 29 Apr 2016 NIMAC has Niagara Falls base's back Sometime next month, when a C-130 lifts into the air above the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be the final deployment from the base by the 914th Airlift Wing using the huge military... (more)

Daily Freeman -- Sat, 23 Apr 2016 Stewart Guardsmen participate in Canadian Arctic exercise RESOLUTE BAY, CANADA Members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Airport at Newburgh wrapped up their three-week exercise with Canadian armed forces in the... (more)

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