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New Yorkers Back Up Shuttle Launch for 100th Time
Photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Murphy, 106th Rescue Wing (Released)
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Florida -- The crew of "King 2", HC-130 rescue aircraft from the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing, gather for a group photograph on Monday, May 11, as they wait for the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
This mission marked the 100th time that Airmen from the Long Island wing provided rescue support to Space Shuttle launches.
Joining the HC-130 crews from Gabreski Field Air National Guard Base at Westhampton Beach, New York, were pararescuemen from the California Air National Guard's 131st Rescue Squadron, based at Moffett Federal Airfield, located near Mountain View, California.
If the shuttle crew had been forced to leave the spacecraft near the Kennedy Space Center these men would have been responsible for pulling the astronauts from the water.

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For Kevin Harrigan, a long-awaited reunion Saturday also brought an answer to a lingering question. Less than 11 months ago, he was one of the motorists who stopped along the New York State... (more)

Times Union -- Thu, 23 Oct 2014

Duty Calls: Queensbury staff sergeant earns German military award

New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeffery Dorvee of Queensbury has earned a German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge following two days of competition at Camp Smith Training Site, Peekskill.

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