ANTARCTICA-- New Zealand Prime Minster John Key and his wife Bronagh, pose for a photo with members of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing during a trip to Antarctica. The 109th Airlift Wing crew picked the Prime Minister up in New Zealand and flew him to McMurdo Station for his multi-day visit earlier in January. With the Prime Minster and his wife are LtCol Vinnie Wilson (Navigator),Major Dave Panzera (Pilot), Captain Patrick Newton (Co-Pilot), Tech Sgt Brandon Gutthinger (Flight Engineer), Staff Sgt Bret Gatta and Senior Airman Treavor Britt, both Loadmasters.
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NationalGuard.mil -- Thu, 04 Mar 2021 109th Airlift Wing wraps up Antarctic research support STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, New York The New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing wrapped up its 33rd season of supporting U.S. science research in the Antarctic. From November... (more)
Army.mil -- Wed, 03 Mar 2021 New York Guardsman led fight for Tomb of the Unknown Soldier LATHAM, N.Y. The United States has a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier today because a New York National Guard major and freshman congressman thought it was necessary 100 years ago. Hamilton Fish... (more)
New York Times -- Sun, 28 Feb 2021 African-American Sacrifice in the Killing Fields of France:They fought and died as heroes for their country in World War I, only for segregation to persist SCHAULT, France The modest granite monument at the entrance to Schault, a village in eastern France, commemorates the sacrifice of the United States 369th Infantry Regiment, African-Americans... (more)