Photo by Master Sgt. Willie Gizara, 109th Airlift Wing
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.
NY National Guard In the News
Associated Press -- Thu, 24 Apr 2014
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Army Times -- Wed, 23 Apr 2014
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DefenseVisual Information Distribution System -- Wed, 23 Apr 2014
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