ANTARCTICA--This LC-130 Skibird crew landed at the South Pole Station with minimum visibility and maximum crosswinds and then were forced to make an emergency weather divert to Terra Nova Bay when extreme weather made it unsafe to land at McMurdo Station on Nov. 9 2017. The crew (from left) 1st Lt. Brian Alexander co-pilot; Airman 1st Class Ryan Rhoads loadmaster; Lt. Col. Ronald Ankabrandt navigator; Senior Master Sgt. Michael Messineo flight engineer; Senior Master Sgt. David Vesper loadmaster; and Capt. Brandon Caldwell pilot.
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Batavia Daily News -- Wed, 17 Oct 2018 Seven local National Guard members receive promotions Seven local members of New York National Guard have been promoted in recognition of their "capability for additional responsibility and leadership," Major General Ray Shields,... (more)
Times Union -- Wed, 17 Oct 2018 Glenville Guardsman named top enlisted soldier for 53rd Troop Command COLONIE A Glenville resident who is a veteran of the Iraq War was named the New York Army National Guard 53rd Troop Command's top enlisted soldier.
Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 16 Oct 2018 New York National Guard, South African MPs conduct exchange PRETORIA, South Africa - Forty Military Police Soldiers and Airmen from both the New York National Guard and the South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) exchanged policing, force protection... (more)