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Space Shuttle Takes Off Supported by Air Guard

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Florida--New York Air National Guardsmen from the 106th Rescue Wing watch as Space Shuttle Atlantis blasts into orbit on May 14, as one of the unit's HH-60 Pavehawk's stands ready to launch if a rescue effort is needed.

The 106th Rescue Wing supported a Space Shuttle misson for the d107th time on May 14 as Mission STS-132 took off for the International Space Station. The Wing's 101st, 102nd and 103rd Rescue Squadrons each provided different assets to support the Space Shuttle Recovery Program which, in the case of a evacuation by the space shuttle crew, they would have been availble to rescue the astronauts.

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NY National Guard In the News

www.defense.gov -- Tue, 24 May 2016 Guardsmen Participate in Wildfire Suppression Training Guardsmen participate in wildfire suppression training in Round Lake, N.Y., May 5, 2016. Photos by Army National Guard Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer

The Daily News -- Tue, 24 May 2016 Service Notes LATHAM - Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment... (more)

Time Warner Cable News -- Sun, 22 May 2016 More Than 3,000 National Guard Members Train at Fort Drum FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 3,000 members of the New York National Guard have been training on Fort Drum the past few days. The training serves as the final step before they head to the Army's... (more)

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