MOUT Site under Construction at Stewart

NEWBURGH-- Members of the 105th Base Defense Squadron (BDS) and New York Guard assemble shipping containers as they begin construction of a Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) training environment at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh N.Y. on Dec. 7 2019. MOUT facilities replicate urban environments military units find themselves in when they deploy in support of Overseas Contingency Operations.

Dec 30, 2019

105th Airmen conduct survival training

NEW WINDSOR-Airmen assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing participate in combat survival training at Plum Point County Park New Windsor New York June 1 2019. The training equips aircrews with the skill necessary to survive in hostile environments.

Jun 06, 2019

Adjutant General Visits 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields (left)Adjutant General for the State of New York speaks with an Airmen assigned the 105th Base Defense Squadron at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York Dec. 19 2018. Shields also emphasized his three priorities of manning readiness and availability to conduct civil support operations which he said the New York Air National Guard plays a big role in.

Dec 19, 2018

105th Airmen give blood

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Airmen assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing marked the final blood drive of the year with a visit from a local blood recipient at Stewart Air National Guard Base Dec. 7 2018. Airmen from across the base lined up to donate and meet with 13-year-old Isabella Munoz.

Dec 10, 2018

C-5M refurbishing project comes to an end

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Members of the 105th Airlift Wing attend a ceremony marking the end of the wing's C-5M Super Galaxy refurbishment project at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh N.Y. on Nov. 1 2018. The wing refurbished 49 of 52 jets which will extend their capabilities into the 2040s. The project began in 2010.

Nov 02, 2018

105th Airman Recognized

NEW WINDSOR--Brigadier General Timothy J. LaBarge, New York National Guard Director of Joint Staff, presents Technical Sergeant Flavio Martinez, a member of the 105th Airlift Wing's security forces, with the Pruple Heart at a ceremony October 14, 2018 at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, New Windsor, NY, during a ceremony held on October 14.

Oct 17, 2018

Fallen Airman Honored

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Senior Master Sgt. Todd Lobraico places a carnation during a memorial service for his son Staff Sgt. Todd TJ Lobraico at Stewart Air National Guard Base N.Y. Sept. 5 2018. Staff Sgt. Lobraico was killed during combat operations outside of Bagram Air Base Sept. 5 2013.

Sep 07, 2018

Guard Airman keep traffic moving

ORANGE COUNTY-- A New York National Guard Airman of the 105th Airlift Wing assists local law enforcement by directing traffic at a busy intersection in the Town of Newburgh, New York, May 16, 2018. Violent winds and rain tore through the Hudson Valley leaving much of the area without power including many traffic signals.

May 17, 2018

Airmen respond to storm

NEW WINDSOR-- New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing based at Stewart Air National Guard Base direct traffic at the intersection of Routes 207 and 300 in the Town of New Windsor New York on May 16 2018. Strong winds on May 15 downed trees in the Hudson Valley region and knocked out power. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo mobilized 125 New York National Guard members to assist local governments in coping with storm damage.

May 16, 2018

Chile President tours 105th Airlift Wing plane

SANTIAGO, Chile-- Chile's President Sebastin Piera exits a C-17 operated by the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing during a visit to the bi-annual FIDAE air show at the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport last week. The 105th Airlift Wing was one of several United States Air Force wings which provided aircraft at the airshow.

Apr 09, 2018

Recruits train at Stewart Air Base

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Master Sgt. Rachel Taylor a Military Training Instructor stationed at Lackland Air Force Base drills members of the 105th Student Flight April 7 2018 at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh NY. Student Flight members are preparing to join the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing.

Apr 09, 2018

Guard Airmen assist local governments

CARMEL--Airmen from the New York Air National Guards 105th Airlift Wing move debris from a road in the town of Carmel N.Y. on Monday March 5.Twenty Airmen assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing deployed to Putnam County New York to help town and county workers clear debris from roadways. The county was hit hard with a winter storm knocking down trees and causing widespread power outages.

Mar 06, 2018

National Guard Gears up for Storm Response

Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing prepare equipment and personnel clothing to deploy across the lower Hudson Valley in response to the snow storm of March 4 2018. The 20 Airmen come from a variety of career fields and join another 180 personnel called to duty by the governor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Julio A. Olivencia Jr.)

Mar 04, 2018

105th Airlift Wing supports disaster exercise

JACKSON MISSISSIPPI-- Airmen from various Air Force aeromedical evacuation squadrons work with civilians to move mock victims from a C-17 assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing into a staged patient reception area during PATRIOT South 2018 at Jackson Mississippi Feb 15 2018. PATRIOT South 2018 is a exercise that requires local state and federal organizations to coordinate and work together in response to simulated emergency scenarios.

Feb 23, 2018

Skills training at Stewart

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Two Airmen of the 105th Airlift wing carry Col. Denise Donnell, the wing commander, during a routine buddy care training at Feb. 11 2018 Stewart Air National Guard Base NY. The RODEO is a training that happens every few months for assure mission readiness.

Feb 13, 2018

Loaner jet for the 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--A C-17 Globemaster III originally assigned to McChord Air Force Base arrives at Stewart Air National Guard Base New York Nov. 16 2017. The 105th Airlift Wing was loaned the jet to keep up with a sharp increase in operations tempo.

Nov 22, 2017

105th Spouses get a look at the action

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Marian Hammaren wife of 105th Airlift Wing and 105th Operation Group First Sergeant Christian Hammaren shoots video of a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 171st Air Refueling Wing refueling a C-17 Globemaster from the 105th Airlift Wing. Hammaren was a passenger on a flight for the spouses of 105th Airlift Wing members at Stewart Air National Guard Base on October 14 2017.

Oct 16, 2017

Base Defenders in Virgin Islands

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing's Base Defense Squadron board one of the wing's C-17s at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, NY on Oct. 6, 2017 heading for the Island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Airmen will carry out security duties on the island as part of the response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Oct 10, 2017

NYANG Airmen heading for St. Croix

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 105th Communications Flight get ready to leave on board a C-17 Globemaster III at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York, on a short-notice deployment to the U.S. Virgin Islands Sept. 22, 2017. Communications Airmen at the 105th are tasked with rapidly deploying the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability, which provides critical communications support to disaster-hit areas.

Sep 22, 2017

More NY Forces Head to Florida for Irma Response

NEWBURGH, N.Y. New York Air National Guard communications flight Airmen of the 105th Airlift Wing secure communications equipment on board a wing C-17 September 10, 2017. The Airmen are own their way to set up the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) in support of the hurricane recovery efforts in Florida.The JISCC allows our Airmen to rapidly set up internet, voice over IP and other communications capabilities during natural and manmade disasters. A crucial asset in early recovery efforts.Photo by Senior Airman Terrence Clyburn.

Sep 10, 2017

NY Air Guard Airmen head for another hurricane

GABRESKIT AIR NATINAL GUARD BASE-- For the second time in two weeks, Airmen assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing and 106th Rescue Wing load a HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach N.Y. for a deployment in support of hurricane victims on Sept. 7 2017. The helicopters were being dispatched to Puerto Rico in response Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. On August 26 the two units responded to Hurricane Harvey together.

Sep 08, 2017

New Commander at 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART ANGB, Newburgh, N.Y.--Col. Denise Donnell receives the 105th Airlift Wing guidon from Maj. Gen. Anthony German commander of New Yorks military forces during the 105th Airlift Wing change of command ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh New York Aug. 6 2017. Donnell who formally served as the vice wing commander is the first female commander of the Wing.

Aug 09, 2017

105th Airmen Train

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Staff Sgt. Anthony Waldropt and Airman 1st Class Devon Sherman 105th Base Defense Squadron hold positions during a move and shoot training exercise at Stewart Air National Guard Base on May 6 2017.

May 12, 2017

Airmen play volleyball with Students

Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing played volleyball with eighth graders at Most Precious Blood School in Walden New York April 21 2017. The game is part of the annual Ring Day celebration for the schools graduating class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Julio A. Olivencia Jr.)Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing played volleyball with eighth graders at Most Precious Blood School in Walden New York April 21 2017. The game is part of the annual Ring Day celebration for the schools graduating class.

Apr 24, 2017

105th Air Wing welcomes French flyers

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Col. Howard Wagner commander of the 105th Airlift Wing greets a French air force pilot assigned to the Patrouille de France aerobatic team at Stewart International Airport New Windsor New York March 23 2017. The aerobatic team the oldest in the world is currently touring the country to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entrance into World War I.

Mar 30, 2017

Container load training at Stewart

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH-- Tech. Sgt. Michael Byerwalters an air transportation specialist assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing operates a Turner 60k aircraft cargo loader to load a container under the supervision of Tech. Sgt. Owen White an air transportation specialist assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing during refresher training at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh New York Feb. 8 2017. Units from across the Air National Guard send Airmen to Stewart for initial and refresher training on the 60k loader.

Mar 14, 2017

105th Airmen Training in Florida

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Base Defense Squadron fly on a 105th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III to Avon Park Range Florida to participate in a Mission Readiness Exercise. The Airmen lived in field conditions for nearly two weeks while honing critical skills.

Mar 07, 2017

105th Airlift Wing hosts special Olympics

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- Col. Howard Wagner commander of the 105th Airlift Wing speaks with athletes during the Special Olympics of New York floor hockey tournament at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh New York. Wagner later handed out medals and ribbons to the teams. This is the second year the wing has hosted the event.

Feb 22, 2017

Snow clearing operations at Stewart

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --A dump truck from the 105th Civil Engineer Squadron of the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard drives past a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane while conducting snow clearing operations on the flight line at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh N.Y. Feb. 9 2017. Crews made up of Airmen and civilians came in at 3 a.m. to begin removing snow and didnt stop until there was nothing left to clear.

Feb 13, 2017

105th Airmen train for chemical spill

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Beach( left) assigned to the 174th Attack Wing and Airman 1st Class Danielle Garcia assigned to the 108th Wing make their way to a simulated chemical incident at Stewart Air National Guard Base Jan. 13 2017. The two emergency management specialists participated in a multi-state exercise that tested their response to Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and High Yield Explosive incidents.

Feb 13, 2017

Aircraft Inspection at Stewart Air Guard Base

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Keith Heintz lubes the main landing gear on a C-17 January 10 2017 during an inspection on one of the C-17s at the 105th Airlift Wing.

Jan 17, 2017

Medical training for Air Guard members

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Lt. Col. Eric Wittman and Maj. Edward Roden of the 105th Medical Group demonstrate a tube thoracostomy during a training exercise at Stewart Air National Guard Base NY on January 9 2017. The 105th Medical Group was training to provide life saving medical services in deployed environments.

Jan 10, 2017

Kids Visit Stewart Air Guard Base

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Stewart Fire Department Firefighter Daniel Lucak helps Delaware Valley School District students operate a fire hose during a tour of Stewart Air National guard Base Nov. 2, 2016. Students were able to ask questions, operate a hose and see two different type of fire trucks.

Nov 04, 2016

Airmen train at Indiantown Gap

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Airmen assigned to the 105th Force Support Squadron tear down a tent commonly used at deployed locations during annual training at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania Oct. 3, 2016. The New York Air Guardsmen get hands-on training in multiple skillsets during the four-day event, including forklift operation, tent construction and preparing meals in an austere environment.

Oct 13, 2016

105th Airlift Wing members honored

Four 105th Airlift Wing members were recognized as Orange County Rising Stars by the Junior League of Orange County and Leadership Orange at an Oct. 6 event. The winners are ( from left) Tech. Sgt. Anthony Rivera, Tech. Sgt. John Scarano, Senior Airman Sinead Kirnan and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Lowery. The award recognizes individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 who live, work or volunteer in Orange County, New York and are up-and-coming leaders in their professional and volunteer lives.

Oct 12, 2016

105th Airman one of 7 honored by AF Association

New York Air National Guard Master Sgt. Christian Hammaren,pictured here, was one of seven New York Air National Guard members recognized for their professionalism by the Air Force Association during the group's 2016 Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland on Sept. 19. Hammaren was recognized for his professionalism as a maintainer, while six members of the 109th Airlift Wing were honored for outstanding airmanship.

Sep 23, 2016

105th Airlift Wing hosts "Moose Camp" for kids

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Efrain Rodriguez and Airman 1st Class Alan Kordzikowski laugh as Riley Geis pulls a cord inflating a life preserver during Moose Camp at Stewart Air National Guard Base August 23. Moose Camp is an annual day camp run by the Airman and Family Readiness section with help from volunteer spouses. Rodriguez and Kordzikowski showed the kids the different life-saving devices the aircrew flight equipment shop is responisble for.

Sep 01, 2016

Air Force Officials Visit New York Air Guard Wings

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- Air Force officials Gabe Camarillo and John Fedrigo tour the upper deck of a C5M Galaxy undergoing restoration at the 105th Airlift Wing New York on June 21 2016. Camarillo is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and Fedrigo is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Reserve Affiars and Airman Readiness. The two also visited the 109th Airlift Wing

Jun 23, 2016

Airmen greet kids

ROCK HILL-- An Airman from the 105th Airlift Wings Base Defense Squadron shares push-ups with a visitor to the Touch a Truck event held there on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The 105th Base Defense Squadron took three vehicles up to Sullivan County to share the experience of seeing cool vehicles with the children.

Jun 13, 2016

New Commander for 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, New burgh-- Col. Howard Wagner accepts the colors of the 105th Airlift Wing from Major General Anthony German (right) the commander of the New York Air National Guard and the Adjutant General of New York, during change of command ceremonies at the base on Sunday, May 15. Howard took over command of the 1,300- member wing from Brig. Gen. Timothy LaBarge ( at far left). Howard formerly served as wing vice commander.

May 16, 2016

105th Airlift Wing Supports Canadian Forces

RESOLUTE BAY, Canada-- A C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing, based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh ( rear) sits on the runway at Resolute Bay Airport, along with a C-177 Globemaster assigned to the Royal Canadian Air Force on Saturday, April 2. The New York wing is supporting the Canadian Forces Operation NUNALIVUT, an exercise in the high Arctic.

Apr 13, 2016

New General for NY Air National Guard

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- New York Air National Guard Tech Sgt Jonathan Guagenti, a member of the 105th Airlift Wing Honor Guard, unfurls the Brigadier Generals flag before newly promoted Brigadier General Timothy LaBarge, commander of the 105th Airlift Wing, during LaBarge's promotion ceremony here on Saturday. April 2nd 2016.

Apr 04, 2016

105th Airman Participate in Death March Memorial

Members of the New York Air National Guards 105th Security Forces Squadron head uphill at White Sands Missile Range New Mexico on March 20 during the annual Bataan Memorial Death March here. The 26.2 mile march was launched in 1989 to commemorate the American and Filipino Soldiers who were marched 80 miles to prisoner of war camps by their Japanese captors in 1942. Along the way hundreds of the Soldiers died. The march is conducted in New Mexico because 1800 members of the New Mexico National Guard were among those captured.

Mar 30, 2016

Change of command at 105th Medical group

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Lieutenant Col. Linda Rohatsch 105th Medical Group Commander passes the group guide-on to Major John Reynolds 105th CBRN Detachment Medical Commander at an Assumption of Command ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh NY on February 7 2016. The CBRN Detachment will be tasked with responding to chemical biological radiological and nuclear incidents and will provide decontamination and triage services to victims of CBRN incidents.

Feb 09, 2016

Security Drill at 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Members of the 105th Base Defense Squadron and the Orange County Sheriff's Office run to conduct secondary sweeps of a building and remove simulated casualties during an active shooter response exercise at Stewart Air National Guard Base on Feb. 7. The joint exercise tested the readiness of the 105th Base Defense Squadron, the sheriff's office and Orange County Department of Emergency Services in the event of an active shooter on the base.

Feb 08, 2016

105th Airmen Receive Posthumous Valor Medal

NEWBURGH--Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa (left) and Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm, both members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing's 105th Base Defense Squadron, who were killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec. 21 2015, have been awarded the Bronze Star with V for Valor for their actions that day. The two Air Guardsmen were honored for giving their lives to save other Airmen from a suicide bomber. Four other Airmen died alongside them.

Feb 04, 2016

SSG Louis Bonacasa Honored

CALVERTON--Honor Guard members carry the coffin of New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa to his final resting place at Calverton National Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 2 during funeral services. Bonacasa, a member of the 105th Base Defense Squadron, was killed in action outside Bagram Airfield Afghanistan on Dec. 21. along with Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm, another member of the squadron and four other Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by SSgt Julio Olivenciareleased)

Jan 05, 2016

Fallen Airman remembered

HAWTHORNE--Colonel Timothy J. LaBarge, commander of the 105th Airlift Wing presents an American flag to the wife of New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm at a funeral ceremony held on December 30, 2015. Tech. Sgt. Lemm was killed in action while deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on December 21st, 2015.

Dec 31, 2015

Fallen Airman Honored at Stewart Air Guard Base

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--The remains of New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm are transferred from a C-17 to a hearse during a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at Stewart Air National Guard Base by members of the 105th Airlift Wing. Lemm was killed in action while deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on December 21st 2015. Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa, another member of the 105th Base Defense Squadron and four other Airmen were also killed in the attack.

Dec 28, 2015

105th Airmen who died in Afghanistan honored

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan- Soldiers and Airmen pay their respects to six Air Force members killed by a suicide bomber while on a mission outside Bagram Air Base on Monday, Dec. 21. Two of those killed -- Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm and Staff Sgt.Michael Bonacasa-- were members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing.

Dec 23, 2015

Airmen volunteer for Homes for Humanity

NEWBURGH--New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Daniel DiChiara president of the 105th Airlift Wing First Six Council uses a cordless drill to drive a screw through a stake and into a wooden board while New York Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Colton of 105th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Port holds the stake steady.

Dec 18, 2015

Airman's Valor Honored Posthumously

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Linda Rohatsch receives a Bronze Star Medal with Valor awarded posthumously to her son, Staff Sgt. Todd "TJ" Lobraico, from Col. Timothy LaBarge, commandeer of the 105th Airlift Wing, during ceremonies here on Saturday, April 11. Lobraico, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in September 2013 is credited with taking actions which saved the life of other members of the 105th Security Forces Squadron. His father, Master Sgt. Todd Lobraico is also a member of the 105th.

Apr 13, 2015

South African General Visits New York Air Guard

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- New York Air National Guard Capt. Patrick Gillen leads South African Maj Gen Wiseman Simo Mbambo on a tour of a C-5M Super Galaxy cargo bay undergoing refurbishment at the base on Monday, March 3. Mbambo visited Stewart Air National Guard Base as part of the State Partnership Program between the New York National Guard and the South African National Defence Force.

Mar 02, 2015

Snow hits Hudson Valley

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- Ramp operations continue at the 105th Aiflit Wing here as snow begins to hit the Hudson Valley on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 as the region braces for a major blizzard. Members of the 105th also manned a National Guard Initial Response Force in the Hudson Valley as state agencies, including the National Guard, prepared to deal with heavy snowfall.

Jan 26, 2015

Air Force Secretary Visits 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh --Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addresses Captain Patrick Cordova the 105th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Officer, during a question and answer session while visiting Stewart Air National Guard Base N.Y. November 1 2014.

Nov 03, 2014

National Guard Leader Visits Stewart Air Base

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh--New York Air National Guard 1st Lt. Patrick Gillen a maintenance officer with the 105th Airlift Wing, shows Mr. James Brooks, Executive Director of the Air National Guard, the units historic display aircraft, an O-2A Cessna ‘Skymaster’, during a visit to Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y. October 5, 2014. Mr. Brooks was an O-2A pilot during his career with the United States Air Force.

Oct 08, 2014

New Recruits At 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Paul Messina a recruiter for the 105th Airlift Wing New York Air National Guard with Jonathan Santiago and Octavia Cornwall the 194th and 195th enlistees this fiscal year starting their military career at Stewart Air National Guard Base N.Y. Sept. 30 2014. On September 30th the Wing recruiting team exceeded their goal and topped the previous all-time enlistments of 191 accessions when Jonathan Santiago and Octavia Cornwall, our newest citizen airmen, became the 194th and 195th enlistees of the 2014 fiscal year.

Oct 02, 2014

NY Guard Takes Lead at South African Air Show

SOUTH AFRICA--Major Mark Cotton a member of the New York Air National Guards 105th Airlift Wing speaks to South African officers during the African Aerospace & Defence Exposition in Pretoria South Africa from Sep. 17-21 2014 at the invitation from the Government of South Africa.Cotton and the rest of his C-17 Globemaster III crew got to speak to pilots from the South African Air Force and answer questions regarding the plane. Pictured here are Capt. Mark Mango and Capt. Leon Olinsky who serve as C-130 pilots for the south African Air Forces 28th Squadron.

Sep 25, 2014

New York Air Guard Celebrates USAF B-Day in NYC

NEW YORK-Major General Verle Johnston, commander of the New York Air National Guard, joins New York Air National Guard Senior Airman Amanda Martino, a member of the 105th Airflight wing who was awarded two Purple Hearts during service in Afghanistan, in cutting the Air Force Birthday cake during an event in Bryant Park here on Sept. 18, 2014. Johnston was the ranking officer at a celebration of the United States Air Force's 67th Birthday.

Sep 22, 2014

New York Air Guard Members Mark USAF B-Day

NEW YORK-- United States Air Force members, including New York Air National Guard members Senior Airman Amanda Martino and Lt. Col. Bruce Theriault (center) both of the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, appeared on the Fox and Friends morning news show Thursday, Sept. 18, to mark the 67th birthday of the Air Force.

Sep 19, 2014

Guard Airmen Mark Sept. 11 Attacks

MONTGOMERY-- The 105th Airlift Wing Base Honor Guard retires the colors the colors at the close of the Patriot Day September 11th Remembrance ceremony held at the Orange County Arboretum in Thomas Bull Memorial Park Montgomery New York Sept. 11 2014.

Sep 18, 2014

9/11 Marked by 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh--New York Air National Guard Airmen of the 105 Airlift Wing stand at attention during a memorial ceremony held at Stewart Air National Guard Base on the 13th anniversary of the tragic events of 9-11, Sept. 11, 2014.

Sep 11, 2014

105th Airlifters Help out West Point

Fort Benning, Georgia-- An M1A1 tank from the Army Manuever Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia prepares to load aboard a C-17 belonging to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing on Sept. 4, 2014. The tank was en route to Branch Day at the United States Military Academy at West Point. On Branch Day USMA Cadets get a chance to find out what the different branches of the Army do.

Sep 03, 2014

Girl Scout Cookie Time at 105th

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. John Scarano a recruiter with the 105th Force Support Squadronhelps Girl Scout Jeanette Dick unload cookie boxes collected by members of Girl Scout Unit 223 for Operation Cookie Drop a program through which customers make donations which are used to purchase Girl Scout cookies for deployed military personnel July 30 2014.

Aug 01, 2014

Air Mobility Command Leader Visits 105th

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Dave Cruz a sheet metal mechanic with the 105th Maintenance Group explains the process of repairing C-5M components to General Darren W. McDew Commander Air Mobility Command during a tour of the 105th Airlift Wings Super Galaxy refurbishment facility Aug. 1 2014.

Aug 01, 2014

Blood Drive at 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Joelle Michaud a trainer with the 105th Maintenance Squadron New York Air National Guard chats with Fernando Mejias a donor specialist with the New York Blood Center while donating the gift of life at a quarterly blood drive held at Stewart Air National Guard Base N.Y. April 18 2014.

Apr 18, 2014

Guard Airman Remembered at Georgia Air Base

Moody Air Force Base, GA --Family members of New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Todd "TJ" Lobraico Jr. watch as a memorial is unveiled in his honor during a dedication ceremony April 10, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Lobraico was assigned to the 105th Security Forces Squadron out of Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., and died Sept. 5, 2013, from wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. His team was serving with Airmen from Moody's 820th Base Defense Group.

Apr 11, 2014

105th Airlift Wing Security Airmen Honored

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE NEWBURGH NY -- Twenty New York Air National Guard Airmen with the 105th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron New York Air National Guard received 29 medals during an awards ceremony attended by Lieutenant General Stanley E. Clarke III Director of the Air National Guard.

Mar 03, 2014

South African Attache Visits 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- New York Air National Guard Col Howard N. Wagner Commander of the 105th Maintenance answers a question about cold weather aircraft maintenance operations from Brig Gen Mashoro Abel Phala the Senior Defense Attache to the United States from the Republic of South Africa after a tour of the 11th C-5M Super Galaxy undergoing refurbishment at the base.Prior to the tour Brig Gen Phala was given a briefing on 105th Airlift Wing operations by Col Timothy J. LaBarge 105AW commander Dec. 17 2013. The New York National Guard and the South African National Defense Force share ten-year old partnership through the National Guard's State Partnership Program.

Dec 19, 2013

State Sen. William Larkin visits Stewart Air Base

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, NY -- State Senator William Larkin (left) checks out the 105th Airlift Wing's new C-17 flight simulator with New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Steve Graff (right) here Nov. 14. The New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing officially opened its new C-17 Simulator Training Facility on Nov. 14. The system will provide cost effective training for C-17 aircrews assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing. Larkin is also a retired Army lieutenant colonel.

Nov 15, 2013

New York Air Guardsman On Duty In Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, AFghanistan -- New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Greg Depass, an engineer in the 213th Engineering Installation Squadron, based at Stewart Air National Guard Base, inspects an electrical box for faults or damage. Depass is part of a team that travels to various outposts in southern Afghanistan analyzing and repairing communications and network systems that are necessary for missions.

Oct 18, 2013

Maj Gen Wayne Schatz Jr. Tours 105th Airlift Wing

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Rowayne A. "Wayne" Schatz Jr. is given a demonstration of the "Wixon Wash" during a tour of the C-5M refurbishment program operations at Stewart ANGB, Newburgh, N.Y., Sep.19, 2013.

Oct 17, 2013

Air Guardsman Killed in Action Honored

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, NY - A New York Air National Guard Honor Guard moves the remains of Staff Sgt. Todd "TJ" Lobraico from an 105th Airlift Wing C-17 to a hearse during a ramp ceremony held here on Wednesday, Sept. 11. Lobraico was killed in action outside Bagram Air Force Base, Afghanistan on Thursday, Sept. 5. He was a member of the 105th Security Forces Squadron.

Sep 11, 2013

Guard Airman Collect School Supplies for Kids

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburg-- New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt.Al Alverado and New York Air National Guard Staff Sgts Liberty Herter and Tereen Oestricher with the 105th Airlift Wing pick up donated school supplies for their children during a 7th annual Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade event held at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh NY August 23 2013.

Aug 27, 2013

Sexual Assault Prevention Training at 105th

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh--U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Crystal Grafer a specially trained victim advocate with the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard leads a personalized training session on sexual assault prevention & response with air guardsmen inside a 105AW hangar on Sunday, Aug. 4 2013.

Aug 06, 2013

Airmen Return from Afghanistan Mission

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh--Col. Timothy LaBarge, commander of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing welcomes home members of the 105th Base Security Squadron on Tuesday, July 23, after the Airmen returned from an eight month deployment to Afghanistan. Twenty-nine Airmen took part in the mission, the sixth deployment to a combat zone of the unit's Airmen.

Jul 24, 2013

Air Guard Senior NCOs Discuss Deployments

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, N.Y. - New York Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Anthony German, chief of air staff division of the New York Air National Guard, addresses a question about deployments to attendees at the 3rd Annual NYANG State Command Chief Master Sergeants Enlisted Call here July 17 2013. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael OHalloran, 105th Airlift Wing. (Released)

Jul 17, 2013

New York Air Guard Trains For Medical Emergencies

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Milyn Kane a medical technician with the 139th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, of the New York Air National Guard's 10-9th Airlift Wing, secures a simulated patient for airlift in the cargo bay of a 105th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft during the National Disaster Medical System exercise Golden Eagle III at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y. June 1, 2013 . The NDMS tests the ability of local medical providers to participate in the movement of patients from areas affected by a disaster to other locations for medical treatment.

Jun 03, 2013

Air Mobility Commander Visits 105th

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburg- New York Air National Guard U.S. Staff Sgt. Raymond Ortiz, an aircraft maintainer, explained the C-5M refurbishment program to U.S. Air Force General Paul J. Selva the commnander of the Air Mobility Command, during a visit to the base on Friday, May 10. Also on hand were Maj Gen Verle L. Johnston commander of the New York Air National Guard, Col Timothy J. LaBarge commander 105 Airlift Wing, and Chief Master Sgt. Richard A. Andy Kaiser air mobility command chief .

May 13, 2013

105th Airlift Wing Rolls Out for Sandy Relief

STEWART ANGB Newburgh, N.Y. --Staff Sgt’s Sean Hughes and Michael Guzman, 105 MXS, loading fellow deployers mobility bags as members of the 105th Airlift Wing and 213 Engineering Installation Squadron prepare to deploy in response to Hurricane Sandy Wednesday morning Oct. 31, 2012. The Airmen are among more than 2,400 Army and Air National Guard Soldiers deployed at the order of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The Airmen are part of Joint Operations Area 3, Joint Task Force 3 Hurricane relief operations.

Oct 31, 2012

105th Puts New Skills to the Test

STEWART ANGB NEWBURGH, N.Y. -New York Air National Guard maintainers belonging to the 105th Airlift Wing watch a 17 Globemaster III, taxi out for a late morning flight Oct. 19, 2012.Only 15 months after beginning conversion to the Globemaster III, Stewart aircrew, aircraft maintainers, and logistics readiness airmen generated four C-17 aircraft launches in a 3.5 hour window late Friday morning, 19, October 2012. Of seven unit possessed aircraft, six were flying airlift for the Department of Defense highlighting the training and capabilities of the 105th Airlift Wing.

Oct 24, 2012

New Planes at 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburg-- New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Brian Burns prepares the nose area of C-17 Tail Number 10188, formerly assigned to Joint Base Charleston , for painting with 105th Airlift Wing markings on Wednesday, October 10.The plane, the second of two extended range C-17s, arrived at the base on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The new planes can fly over 6,000 miles before refueling instead of the 4,000 a standard C-17 can fly. This makes the wing more flexible in responding to missions, said Col Timothy LaBarge, the commander of the 105th.

Oct 10, 2012

New York C-17 is Air Show Attraction

PRETORIA, South Africa--New York Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Jerry Ingram, a loadmaster from the 105th Airlift Wing, Newburgh, N.Y., explains the C-17 Globemaster III’s capabilities to members of the Young Lions, a South Africa youth development program. The unit is part of a U.S. military contingent displaying aircraft and equipment during the Africa Aerospace and Defense Airshow and Exhibition at the South Africa National Defense Force’s Waterkloof Air Force Base.

Sep 24, 2012

Last C-5A Leaves Stewart Air National Guard Base

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh N.Y. --The last C-5A Galaxy assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing lifts off on the final flight on Sept. 19.2012. The wing began flying the massive aircraft in 1984. The wing now flies the C-17 Globemaster III.

Sep 21, 2012

105th Moving Army Vehicles

STEWART ANGB, Newburgh N.Y. -- Directed by New York Air National Guard Master Sgt. Krystopher Schwandt, a Soldier from 5th Squadron 15th Cavalry, based at Fort Benning, GA, backs a Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle onto a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The Bradley and a Stryker Infantry Fighting Vehicle were being shown to cadets at the United States Military Academy during "Branch Week" at West Point. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael OHalloran)(Released)

Sep 20, 2012

State Partnership Welcomes South African Leaders

STEWART ANGB, NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- Lt. Gen. Justice T. Nkonyane, Chief of Logistics, South African National Defense Force representative; with 137th Airlift Squadron flight crew members Captains Paul Sloan and Ryan Dannemann during a tour of C-17 Globemaster III, July 2, 2012. The State Partnership Program association held on the African Continent and predated the establishment of USAFRICOM. Both forces are also responsible for providing assistance to state and local civilian authorities during emergencies. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael OHalloran, 105th Airlift Wing.

Jul 05, 2012

Guard Air Base Serves Vice President

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh--Vice President Joseph Biden, Keynote Speaker for United States Military Academy Class of 2012 Graduation passes a New York Air National Guard Security Force Airman after speaking to the cadets at West Point on Saturday, May 26.

May 29, 2012

105th Airlift Wing holds Yellow Ribbon Event

WEST HARRISON, N.Y. -Maj Chiu, 5th Legal Detachment 56th Brigade NY Guard, providing free legal assistance to Senior Airman Daniel Catapano, a member of the 105th Airlift Wing, at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration event held here on May 5, 2012.

May 11, 2012

Ability to Survive Exercise at Stewart

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD, NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- Senior Airman Jade Nolcox, a member of the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing, assists a buddy in donning protective gear during a base exercise May 4, 2012.

May 08, 2012

Plenty of Activity at Stewart

STEWART ANGB NEWBURGH, N.Y. --Staff Sgt. Jonah Johnson reviews a drill plan during a 105th Honor Guard training session while members of the NY Guard’s 5th Legal Service Detachment 56th Brigade, provide free legal assistance to Marines of MALS49 during a Yellow Ribbon event session in the base dining facility on January 20.

Jan 20, 2012

105th Airmen Honored

STEWART ANGB, NEWBURGH N.Y. --Brig. Gen. Verle L. Johnston, Jr. commander of the 105th Airlift Wing and 105th Command Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Rizzo pose with the 2012 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for the wing. They are, (Left to Right) : Master Sgt. Theodore Speiss, Senior NCO, Staff Sgt. Anthony Rivera, NCO, Master Sgt. Brian Reynolds, 1st Sgt and Airman 1st Class Kurtis Holzapfel, Honor Guard. 105Airlift Wing Outstanding Airman of the Year, SrA Michael Derasmo was not available.

Jan 13, 2012

Crash Recovery Exercise at Stewart ANGB

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- A team of 105th Airlift Wing maintainers hone their skills by participating in a Crash, Damaged, Disabled, Aircraft, Recovery exercise during the Unit Training Assembly Nov. 6, 2011. The exercise is an annual requirement for CCDAR team proficiency which also lets Airmen use the palletized equipment and ensures it is ready for use. Recover kits are made up of inflatable air bags, protective mats, air manifolds, hoses and air compressors. Recovery of a damaged or disabled aircraft is not as simple as just inflating some bags under the plane. CCDAR teams use instructions called Technical Orders which instruct them on locating the proper lift points, how to prepare the ground under the lift points, maximum bag height, bag inflation order and air pressures to name a few of the requirements.

Nov 09, 2011

Air Force, Air Guard Security Troops at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH TRAINING CENTER, Cortlandt Manor-- New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Calvin Hicklin, a 105th Security Forces Squadron fire team leader, leads a foot patrol around the training site in search for improvise explosive devices at Camp Smith, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2011. The Active Air Force 823rd Base Defense Squadron, based at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. and the 105th Security Forces Squadron, a part of the 105th Airlift Wing were integrated together to standardize training between the two squadrons. The 105th Security Forces Squadron deploys Airmen in support of the 823rd when that Active Air Force element sends troops overseas.

Nov 04, 2011

Air Guard Security Forces Learn ATV Skills

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. --105th Security Force troops practice Tactical ATV driving skills on a course set up by the unit trainers during the 105th Airlift Wing’s Unit Training Assembly on Sept. 17, 2011.

Oct 26, 2011

105th Airlift Wing Welcomes C-17

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh, N.Y.--Members of the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing stand in formation before one of the wing’s new C-17s during a ceremony held on Saturday August 6 to mark the transition from the C-5A Galaxy to the C-17 Globemaster III. "Time marches on. The C-5As are 43 years old," said Brig. Gen. Verle Johnston, commander of the 105th Airlift Wing. "[The C-17] will be the perfect airplane and our wing will learn to love it."

Aug 07, 2011

First of Eight C-17s Lands at Stewart

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburg, NY--The first C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing, lands at Stewart International Airport Runway July 18,2011. The New York Air National Guard’s 105 Airlift Wing is transitioning from the C-5A Galaxy and will eventually have eight C-17’s assigned.

Jul 18, 2011

Renovated C-5M Leaves Stewart Air Guard Base

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh--Nose wheels lift off the runway as the second C-5M Super Galaxy to be reconditioned by New York Air National Guard’s 105 Airlift Wing aircraft maintainers takes-off for a flight back to Dover AFB, June 8, 2011. Airmen at the 105th is redoing the interiors of these modernized C-5 aircraft.

Jun 09, 2011

105th Air Wing Leaders Mark Memorial Day

MONTROSE, NY--Brig. Gen. Verle Johnston, commander of the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing, accepts a wreath from Chief Master Sgt. Mary Wagner during Memorial Day observances at the New York State Veterans Home here. Members of the Stewart Air National Guard base gathered at the home on Thursday, May 26 to honor the veterans and remember the fallen.

May 31, 2011

Leadership visits Newburgh Airmen

Stewart ANGB, NY " Airman 1st Class James Segretti, describes operating powered winches to support cargo loads onto C-5A Galaxy strategic airlifters to Brig Gen Daniel Bader, Assistant Adjutant General for Air, for the New York Air National Guard, during a tour of the 105th Airlift Wing here Mar. 7, 2010.

Mar 08, 2011

Air Guard Deals With Bad Weather

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- Crews from the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing clear snow from the runway and de-ice a giant C-5A Galaxy so that a mission can be launched as a snowstorm hits the Hudson Valley on Tuesday Feb. 1.

Feb 01, 2011

Airmen Load Trees for Troops

CORNWALL, N.Y. -“ New York Air National Guard 1st Sgt. Jasmin Roman of the 105th Logistics Readiness Squadron grabs a tree for the Troops at Farmside Acres tree farm Dec. 3. The program helps provide Christmas trees to families of activated service members. Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing helped load the trees for shipment.

Dec 08, 2010

Redone C-5M Rolled Out at Stewart

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh--Members from the 105th Maintenance Squadron, of the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing tour and receive briefings on capabilities of the reconditioned C-5M Super Galaxy Nov. 5, 2010. A ceremony was held here to mark the completion of reconditioning on the C-5M Super Galaxy. The Joint Air Force effort to recondition the interior of the modernized C-5, lef by the 105th, resulted in a standard pattern that all C-5Ms will follow.

Nov 08, 2010

Air Guard Shares Expertise With Air Force Reserve

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh - Chief Master Sgts’ William Eason and Charles Hamlett, from the United States Air Force Reserve visit the 105th Airlift Wing for a firsthand look at reconditioning progress on the first production C-5M Super Galaxy. This Total Force effort consisting of Air Guard, Reserves, Active Duty and contractors will result in interior standardization and a new look for this aircraft and eventually for the entire C-5 fleet.

Oct 28, 2010

New York Air Guardsmen Work on C-5M

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -New York Air National Guard aircraft maintainers of the 105th Airlift Wing refurbish the flight deck of the first production C-5M. This Total Force effort consisting of Air Guard, Reserves, Active Duty and contractors will result in interior standardization and a new look for this aircraft and eventually for the entire C-5 fleet.

Oct 13, 2010

Work Begins on Plane Upgrade at Stewart ANGB

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh - The first production C-5M Super Galaxy is towed into inspection stands here early Thursday morning Oct 7. Aircraft maintainers of the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing are performing an annual inspection that incorporates restoration work to the inspection program. This Total Force effort consisting of Air Guard, Reserves, Active Duty and contractors will result in interior standardization and a new look for this aircraft and eventually for the entire C-5 fleet.

Oct 07, 2010

Showing Off 105th Airlift Wing Mechanic’s Work

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh - New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jackson shows Maj Gen Kenneth Merchant, the Director of Logistics for Air Mobility Command, examples of C-5 cargo bay brackets fabricated by the mechanics of the 105th Airlift Wing. The brackets are due to become standard for the entire C-5 fleet.

Sep 28, 2010

Air Guard Kids Pop Smoke

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh - 105th Galaxy Camp students wave to attract attention as New York Air National Guard Major Bruno Gaita, demonstrates ‘popping’ colored identification smoke. The three day camp provides a opportunity for children to learn about what their parents and family members do for the Air National Guard.

Aug 25, 2010

C-5A Crew Finishes First Flight in Remodeled Plane

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh --the Crew of "the Hudson Valley Hauler" after completing an initial home station flight on the 105th Airlift Wing’s first Avionics Modernized C-5A. The Avionics Modernization Program or AMP replaces existing avionics with a modern, digital flight deck. Pictured are, from left to right: Capt. Ryan Dannemann, MSgt Joseph Cincotta, Lt Col Steven Branche, Chief MSgt Peter McDermott, Maj Philip Leone, and Staff Sgt Ryan Rosa.

Jun 25, 2010

Airmen Practice Spill Containment

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh--Airmen from the New York Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing and members of the United States Marine Corps Reserve’s Air Refueler and Transport Squadron 452 deploy containment booms across Recreation Pond on the base as part of atest of the bases’ ability to respond to fuel spills. The spill containment exercise is a requirement set by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Jun 24, 2010

President Greets Guard Families, Airmen

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh - President Barack Obama reaches out to shake hands with greeters on the morning of May 22, 2010. The President met military personnel, family members and guests before taking a short flight aboard Marine One to attend a West Point Graduation.

May 26, 2010

Medical Movement Test at Stewart Air Guard Base

Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh--Two members of the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard move a simulated casualty off a C-130 belonging to the 109th Airlift Wing as part of an exercise designed to test the ability of the base to accept wounded personnel and then transfer them to local emergency providers who take them to area hospitals. The exercise Golden Eagle II, tested the National Disaster Medical System.

May 03, 2010

Air Guard Wing Hosts Transportation Secretary

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaks with Brig. Gen. Verle Johnston, the commander of the 105th Airlift Wing, on Friday, April 9, 2010. Mr. La Hood was touring Stewart Airport and visited the new airbase fire station which provides protection to both the Air National Guard Base and the airport, which is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Apr 12, 2010

Representative Announces Solar Power at Stewart

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. - Representative Maurice Hinchey outlines plans to construct a solar energy complex at Stewart ANGB during a press conference held at the base on Monday, Jan. 25. The federal governnment will spend $4 million to construct a solar array that will up to three quarters of a megawatt of electricity, satisfying half of the bases power needs. The array will occupy four to six acresat the site. U.S. Rep Maurice Hinchey detailed the future solar energy complex being built here later this year. The project is the largest solar initiative in the Hudson Valley and will assist toward meeting the Air Force�s goal of all bases using 25% renewable resources by the 2025.

Jan 26, 2010

Early Morning Loadout at Stewart for Haiti

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing's Logistic Squadron load cargo belonging to New York Task Force 1, New York City's FEMA-sponsored urban search and rescue team on board a C-17 bound for Haiti early Saturday morning, Jan. 16. Two C-17s from the 21st Airlift Squadron at Travis Air Force Base, California, picked up the 80-person team and transported them to Haiti. The 105th Airlift Wing stored the teams' equipment while they waited for transportation to participate in the earthquake relief effort.

Jan 16, 2010

Search and Rescue Team at Stewart

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- Members of New York Task Force 1, the New York City Urban Search and Rescue Team, roll through the gates of Stewart Air National Guard Base on Thursday, Jan. 14, to prepare for a possible deployment to Haiti. The team brought their equipment and personnel to the base, 70 miles north of New York City, to wait for pickup. Members of the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard secured their gear and stand prepared to assist in helping them depart for Haiti when an aircraft is available.

Jan 15, 2010

Christmas Eve Blood Drive at 105th

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE - Tech. Sgt. Michael O'Halloran, public affairs manager for the 105th Air Wing, gets in the holiday mood Christmas Eve as he gives blood here Dec. 24. The drive was able to collect approximately 106 pints of blood that will be put to good use by the N.Y. Blood Center.

Dec 28, 2009

Orange County Choppers Visits 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y.-- Jason Pohl, Orange County Choppers (at left) talks about design elements on a bike made for Gladiator to Eric Bauchet, gladiator brand director, Paul John Teutul Sr., and 105th Airlift Wing Staff Sgt. Jonathan Ramos, and members of the wing's Security Force during the videotaping ofscenes for a future episode of O.C.C. in which Paul Sr. donates a Gladiator Garage makeover to Ramos, a New York Air National Guardsman, and in return O.C.C. builds a custom chopper for the Gladiator Company. The episode airs January 21, 2010.

Dec 15, 2009

Air Guardsmen Train for Chemical Attack

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh, N.Y. -- A Post Attack Reconnaissance (PAR) team of the 105th Airlift Wing's tenant unit, the 213th Engineering Installation Squadron simulates chemical agent decontamination during an Operational Readiness Inspection of the New York Air National Guard unit conducted in Nov. 19

Nov 20, 2009

Change of Command for 105th Force Support Squadron .

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh N.Y. - New York Air National Guard Maj. Thomas Forrester accepts the colors of the 105th Force Support Squadron from Lt. Col. Lori J. Scheuermann the commander of the 105 Mission Support Group during assumption of command ceremonies held at the base on Oct. 3 The Force Support Squadron handles manpower and personnel issues and service support for the 105th Airlift Wing.

Oct 06, 2009

Air Guardsmen Remember Comrades Killed on 9/11

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh, NY, September 11, 2009 - Air Guardsmen pay their respects to a fallen friend at an on-base memorial, after the 105th Airlift Wings 8th memorial observance of the terrorist attacks on 9-11. The wing remember two members who were killed doing their duty as civilian first responders when the World Trade Center Towers fell. Staff Sergeant Jerome Dominguez, a member of the 105th Security Force Squadron and Staff Sgt. Andrew Brunn, who belonged to the 213th Engineering Installation Squadron gave their lives in service of others. Dominguez was a member of the NYPD Emergency Service Squad #3. Brunn was a member of FDNY Ladder Company #5.

Sep 11, 2009

Keeping the Big Birds Flying

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh - Master Sergeant Ron Burdewick (right) and Airman 1st Class Chris Kyle perform a push pull check of the elevator control system of a massive C-5A Galaxy. The test is part of a new inspection process known as Maintenance Steering Group 3, which is a proven commercial airline industry program that the 105th Airlift Wing's Maintenance Squadron has been able to adopt for the entire C-5 fleet of the U.S. Air Force The 105th's Maintaince Squadron is being recognized for its accomplishment by being invited to compete for the Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award on Sept. 14 in Washington, D.C.

Aug 21, 2009

Hometown Heroes at 105th Airlift Wing

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--The members of the 105th Airlift Wing receive medals at the Hometown Heroes salute ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh, N.Y. Aug. 2. Airman were awarded this honor to recognize their deployments in support of contingency operation since September 11th, 2001.

Aug 07, 2009

105th Airlift Wing Hosts Family Readiness Race

STEWART ANGB, NEWBURGH, NY, June 29, 2009 -- Lead runners pass a 105th Airlift Wing recruiting trailer as Guardsmen, dependants, relatives and area running club members compete in the first Stewart C-5K fundraising run, a 5 Kilometer race held here on Sunday morning. 82 runners participated in the event which raised approximately $1,400 to be used by the NY National Guard Family Readiness Council to provide financial assistance to National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families during deployment emergencies. Kevin Portillo, nephew of Staff Sgt. Fernando Cruz, 105MXS, won the race in 17 minutes and 2 seconds. The C-5K was sponsored by the 105th Family Readiness Group and 105th First Sergeants Council.

Jun 29, 2009

Air Guard Members Practice Mobilization

NEWBURGH, NY -- Members of the 105th Airlift Wing and 213th Engineering Installation Squadron move through Personnel Deployment Function out-processing stations during a mock mobilization exercise held at Stewart Air National Guard Base on June 6, 2009. The exercise is designed to simulate a mass deployment in support of Air Force operational needs.

Jun 10, 2009

Fire Fighters Train For Emergencies

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Air Wing Fire Department douse flames during a multi-organization training exercise here May 16. The training is coordinated by the Port Authority of N.Y. and N.J. and takes place every three years and involves the department along with several civilian emergency service agencies. The wing fire department is comprised of civilian employees of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

May 19, 2009

Marines Versus Air Guardsmen at Stewart

NEW WINDSOR, NY. 2 May 2009. -- Senior Airman Darryl Reeves, defends against Staff Sgt. Michael Winfield's drive to the basket in the 105th Airlift Wing First Six Enlisted Council's, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament held on May 2 at Stewart Air National Guard Base. Fifty-five members of the Stewart military community-- which includes members of the Air National Guard and the United States Marine Corps Reserve's Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 ( VMGR-452) participated in the games held in the New Windsor Recreational Facility on Saturday afternoon of the May Unit Training Assembly. Air Guardsmen and Marines vied for base bragging rights in a double elimination competition. The First Six Enlisted Council--a joint Air Guard and Marine group-- created the 3-on-3 Tournament to raise morale, strengthen unit camaraderie and to jumpstart fitness. I found this event to be very exciting and a healthy challenge and was happy to see so many us come out and participate. I believe if this tournament was a consistent part of future drill weekends it would improve the fitness of members. I would surely take part in this event whenever available Said Staff Sgt. Michael D. Winfield, 105 LRS. The overall winners of the tournament were the Marines of MAG49-Detachment B. It was nice to see people having fun and exchanging contact information. Having an outing like this has served its purpose. There will definitely be more events like this to come added Tech. Sgt. Jose Chevere, President of the First Six Enlisted Council.

May 19, 2009

Airmen Give Blood on Good Friday

NEWBURGH-- Senior Airman Hilary Crispell, a member of the New York Air National Guard, gives blood during a Friday, April 10 blood drive held at Stewart Air National Guard Base. A total of 102 members of the Stewart Air National Guard Base community donated blood at the 105th Airliftw Wing's Good Friday blood drive.

Apr 14, 2009

National Guard Airmen Donate to Community

NEWBURGH, N.Y. - In the spirit of the season; SMSgt John Ramos, Mrs. Jeanne Dion, and Tech. Sgt. Ray Lucca load a pickup truck with donated gifts and food. The women and men of the 105th Airlift Wing, Stewart Air National Guard Base, raised over $7,500 in support of community charities this holiday. Stewart Air National Guardsmen adopted 24 Orange County families identified by local not for profit groups as requiring special assistance. Their goal: help their anonymous families' along the way to a joyous holiday season. In addition to gift donations, Air Guard personnel also operated a successful food drive in support of several community pantries.

Dec 26, 2008

New York Airlifters Aid Science Foundation

Members of the 105th Airlift Wing's Aerial Port Squadron and 137th Loadmasters upload a Case International Harvester QuadTrack onto a C-5A Galaxy. This specialized vehicle will be used by the U.S. National Science Foundation in support of operations based in Greenland.

Apr 29, 2008

Emergency Management Exercise at Stewart Airbase

Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh N.Y. 15 October 2007. Members of the 105 Logistics Readiness Squadron's Aerial Port and 137 Airlift Squadron Loadmasters loading Pre-positioned Equipment onto a C-5A Galaxy. The 105th Airlift Wing in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Administration, Region II conducted a deployment exercise loading a C-5A Galaxy with FEMA's deployable Pre-positioned Equipment (PEP), which is used for protection, detection, decontamination, communications, and explosive ordnance disposal. The equipment is used in multiple environments and is specifically tailored to sustain and reconstitute local and state first responders sufficient for 72 hours of response and recovery. This is the first time this equipment has ever been loaded onto an airframe.

Jan 02, 2008

Air Guard Gives Gift of Life During Holiday Season

Stewart Air National Guard Base, Newburgh N.Y.-- 21 December 2007. Staff Sgt. Brian Burns, 105 MXS, happily awaits preparation to donate double red blood cells in support of Stewart Air National Guard Base's annual Holiday Season blood drive. Burns feels a sense of responsibility to give to those in need and has donated for over 8 years. The 105th Airlift Wing community is a consistent supporter of the New York Blood Service, Hudson Valley Region. Stewart ANGB holds four blood dives a year, each on or just prior to a major holiday.

Dec 20, 2007

Keeping in Line with Readiness

Stewart Air National Guard Base, 15 October 2007. Members of the 105 Airlift Wing board a C-5A Galaxy for transport to Volk Field W.I. Unit members will participate in an Operational Readiness Exercise with two other Air National Guard units, the 128 AW & 157 ARW.

Oct 15, 2007

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