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Bottled Water Bound for Haiti

MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.--Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Obrochta 107th Airlift Wing C-130 load master, ensures that a pallet of water bottles destined for delivery to Haiti are secure during a relief mission executed on Monday, Feb. 8.
The New York Air National Guard crew delivered 18,270 water bottles to Haiti during this mission.
"Everything needs to be secured for flight." said Obrochta. "If it is not bolted down, it gets strapped down" he added.
The 107th has provided crews along with aircraft for the transportation of supplies into and evacuees out of Haiti since four days after the earthquake hit.

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Associated Press -- Mon, 25 Jul 2016 Upstate woman to become top enlisted airman in NY Air Guard ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A veteran of the war in Afghanistan is set to become the first woman to hold the top enlisted airman's position in the New York Air National Guard.

Times Union -- Sun, 24 Jul 2016 Warrant officer earns Legion of Merit: Veteran Vartigan of Brunswick gets Legion of Merit Chief Warrant Officer Five Lawrence Vartigian of Brunswick received a Legion of Merit upon retirement from the New York Army National Guard after 41 years of military service.

defense.gov -- Fri, 22 Jul 2016 Guardsmen Train at Fort Polk Guardsmen participate in a combined arms live-fire exercise at Peason Ridge, La., July 15, 2016. Photos by multiple military photographers

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