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 as it takes to the air en route to the South Pole on Wednesday Oct. 21 as the wing kicked off its 21st year of providing support to science research in the Antarctic.
The 109th Airlift Wing is the only unit in the United States military flying aircraft equipped with skis that can land on ice and snow.
About 300 members of the wing will spend 16 weeks resupplying Antarctic bases operated by the National Science Foundation and Australia.
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Batavia Daily News -- Fri, 01 Dec 2023 Genesee County man named top noncommissioned officer in National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade BASOM A National Guardsman from Basom has been named top noncommissioned officer in the 3,600-member 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, following a Nov. 3 to 5 military skills competition. ... (more)
Troy Record/Saratogian -- Wed, 29 Nov 2023 Trees For Troops: 131 Christmas trees sent to servicemembers for holiday season BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. For the 19th year, volunteers, veterans and service members gathered with FedEx and tree growers at Ellms Family Farms Tuesday to send 131 Christmas trees to troops. ... (more)
Oswego County News Now -- Wed, 29 Nov 2023 Air National Guard honors Bremerton resident A Brewerton resident assigned to the New York Air National Guard's Syracuse-based 152nd Air Operations Group has been recognized by the 107,000-member Air National Guard for her skills in... (more)