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109th Starts Antarctic Airlift Season

STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Scotia--An LC-130 belonging to the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing roars down the runway here on Friday, Oct. 15 as it heads for Antarctica. The plane and its seven-member crew are the first of six ski-equipped C-130s that will spend the 16-week Antarctic summer transporting people and equipment around the southern continent in support of the National Science Foundation.

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NY National Guard In the News

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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