CONTACT: Technical Sgt. Michael O’Halloran, 105 Air Wing Public Affairs office, 845-563-2031.
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Nov 04, 2010
New York Air National Guard Celebrates Roll Out of Reconditioned C-5M Super Galaxy
STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, NY (11/04/2010)-- Members of the media are invited to attend a special Roll Out Ceremony for the first modernized and reconditioned C-5M Super Galaxy here Friday afternoon. WHO: Distinguished Guests in attendance include: Gen Raymond E. Johns Jr., commander Air Mobility Command, Maj Gen Patrick A. Murphy, New York State Adjutant General, Maj Gen James W. Kwiatkowski, commander New York Air National Guard, Brig Gen Verle L. Johnston, Jr. commander 105th Airlift Wing, Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin C-5 program Vice President, the Honorable William J. Larkin Jr. and Dr. John D’Abrosio, President, Orange County Chamber of Commerce. WHAT: A Ceremony to mark the completion of work on the C-5M named "Spirit of Old Glory" at Hangar 100 at Stewart Air National Guard Base. The event will include tours of the reconditioned aircraft and informative displays as well as meeting with the citizen airmen, reservists and contractors who accomplished the interior reconditioning. WHEN: November 5, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Media members should arrive at the 105AW Main Gate no later than 2:15 p.m. WHERE: Hangar 100, Stewart Air National Guard Base, Route 17K, Newburgh Coverage Opportunities: Interviews with Airmen and Wing leaders and imagery of the reconditioned aircraft and displays. Members of the Media wishing to cover this event should contact Technical Sgt. Michael O’Halloran, 105 Air Wing Public Affairs office, 845-563-2031 for access to this secure military facility. Background: The Total Force effort to upgrade the interior of the C-5M, a modernized C-5 transport plane, included Air Guard, Air Force Reserve , Active Duty Air Force members and contractors and resulted in interior standardization and a new look for this aircraft in 26 calendar days. The C-5M Super Galaxy is the result of a two-phase modernization effort: the Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) and the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP). The C-5 modernization program provides greatly improved reliability, efficiency, maintainability and availability - reducing total ownership and operating costs of the heavy strategic lift aircraft for the U.S. Air Force - and ensures this critical national strategic airlift resource continues serving the war fighter out to 2040, according to Lockheed Martin, the aircraft manufacturer. The C-5M Strategic Airlifter, a National Asset, has re-set records for distance, time, speed as well as cargo capacity, improved reliability with reduced fuel consumption.
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