By Major Jonathan Hammond, USAF, Joint Task Force -Support Forces Antarctic
MCMURDO BASE, Antarctica--Major General Patrick Murphy (left) the Adjutant General of New York, speaks with members of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing at McMurdo Base in Antarctica prior to boarding an LC-130 for a flight to the South Pole on January 31.
Murphy visited the Antarctic to get a first-hand look at the vital mission the Schenectady-based 109th handles each year when it flies supplies and people around the continent in support of National Science Foundations Missions. Every component of the Amundsen-Scott Station the United States maintains at the bottom of the world was flown in by a New York Air National Guard aircraft.
NY National Guard In the News
OC Breeze -- Thu, 28 Aug 2014
JFTB Soldiers deploy in Cuba after training in Ft. Bliss
Two National Guard units, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Infantry Division, Los Alamitos, California and the Forward Detachment, 102nd Military Police Battalion, 153rd MP... (more)
DVIDS -- Wed, 27 Aug 2014
104th MP Battalion Certified to Operation on Fort Drum
FORT DRUM, N.Y.--More than 100 New York Army National Guard MPs from the 104th Military Police Battalion are now certified to enforce the law on post here after 12 days of tough, intensive... (more)
Capital New York -- Wed, 27 Aug 2014
WW1 Veteran from Albany in line for Medal of Honor
ALBANY--;On May 15, 1918, while fighting in France during World War 1, Army Pvt. Henry Johnson of Albany single-handedly fended off an attack by a group of about 20 German soldiers, fighting... (more)