STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Airman 1st Class Dan James, a loadmaster from the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing answers questions from Capitol Region media about the return of the units LC-130 aircraft from earthquake torn New Zealand.
James recalled the feeling of being in an earthquake and described the powerful sensation and sounds that he experience that day. The 109th deploys each year to Antarctica in support of Operation DEEP FREEZE and uses Christchurch New Zealand as deployed duty location to launch aircraft to and from McMurdo Station Antarctica. This aircraft made the 11,000 mile journey home on March 1st 2011.
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Associated Press -- Tue, 23 Oct 2018 NY Air National Guard unit begins annual South Pole mission SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) - An annual mission to the South Pole that involves hundreds of members of a New York Air National Guard unit is now underway.
Defense.gov -- Mon, 22 Oct 2018 Flight of the Navigator: What DOD Antarctica Missions Are Like The Air Force's LC-130 Hercules aircraft, known as the Skibird, is the only ski-equipped airplane in the U.S. military, and its peacekeeping missions to Antarctica supporting science exploration... (more)
Times Union -- Fri, 19 Oct 2018 Photos: Change of Command ceremony at the Division of Military & Naval Affairs in Colonie Colors were posted during the Change of Command ceremony at the Division of Military & Naval Affairs Friday Oct. 19, 2018 in Colonie, NY. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul presented the New York... (more)