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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Nationalguard.mil -- Wed, 26 Feb 2020 NY Air Guard's 109th Airlift Wing participates in Alaska exercises STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. Sixty-five New York Air National Guard Airmen and two LC-130 "Skibirds" from the 109th Airlift Wing are participating in the multinational... (more)
Times Union -- Wed, 26 Feb 2020 Ship is long gone, but its bell has home in Capital Region COLONIE A 100-year-old ships bell was re-dedicated by the New York Naval Militia at a ceremony at the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters on Feb. 25. The 40-pound... (more)
WTEN -- Mon, 24 Feb 2020 Vintage ships bell set for rededicated at Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) A bell that signaled time on a destroyer that served as the training grounds for the New York Naval Militia in the 1920s was rededicated on Tuesday. Over 100 years... (more)