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The Pressure Is Off

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. - Sergeant 1st Class Mike Judge (left) and Spc. Brad Provost, crew members for Detachment 20, C-12 Operational Support Airlift headquartered in Latham, N.Y. react to a quick decompression exercise inside the high-altitude oxygen chamber here on Feb. 25, by connecting their breathing apparatus to an emergency air tank.
The two Soldiers are among ten New York Army National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan as part of Task Force ODIN, an aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. Every aviation Soldier must pass the high-altitude training before deploying as part of the task force.
Detachment 20 will leave for Fort Benning, Ga. in mid-March for active duty training as part of a larger aviation unit.

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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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