106th Rescue Wing Wing Recognizes African American ontributions, Past and Present

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, New York- Colonel (retired) Terrance Holiday talks about the importance of the 369th Infantry to the 106th Rescue Wing for the African American History Celebration, February 6th, 2016. Colonel Terrance Holiday, who had one uncle who served with the famed Tuskegee Airmen-the all black 332nd Fighter Group-during World War II, and another who fought with the 369th Infantry, the Harlem Hellfighters, during World War I, told wing members that there is so much more to learn concerning the roles that African Americans played in the military.

Feb 12, 2016

Gabreski Air National Guard Base Goes Green with Solar Power

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY - Staff Sgt. Edwin Laporte and Hector Gomez, both members of the 106th Civil Engineering Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing install a solar panel at FS Gabreski Air National Guard Base on September 8, 2015.The solar panels are part of a larger plan to reduce energy usage and save money by investing in renewable energy sources on base. (New York Air National Guard / Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy / released)

Oct 28, 2015

106th Rescue Wing cuts ribbon opening Heritage Park to tell Wing’s story

New York Air National Guard Col. Tom Owens, commander of the 106th Rescue Wing, speaks to wing members during a ceremony opening the wing Heritage Park at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Over his right should is a model of an F-102 Delta Dagger like those the wing flew from 1972 to 1975 when it was an fighter interceptor wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy/Released)

Sep 22, 2015

Air National Guard Command Chief visits the 106th Rescue Wing

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY - Air National Guard Chief Master Sergeant James W. Hotaling speaks with aircraft maintainers shortly before conducting his final jump from a military aircraft over FS Gabreski ANG on September 2nd, 2015. During his visit with the 106th Rescue Wing, Hotaling met with junior and senior enlisted airmen to discuss their needs and any ongoing issues they may be facing. Hotaling is the eleventh Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sergeant. He represents the highest level of enlisted leadership and is responsible for matters influencing the health, morale and welfare of assigned enlisted personnel and their families. (New York Air National Guard / Staff Sgt. Christopher S Muncy / released)

Sep 21, 2015

Virtual Flag computer wargame hones skills of 152nd Air Operations Group Airmen

HANCOCK FIELD, Syracuse-- Airmen of the New York Air National Guard’s 152nd Air Operations Group man their stations during Virtual Flag, a computer wargame the unit participated in Feb. 18-26 from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base. The computer hookup allowed the air war planners of the 152nd to interact with other Air Force units around the country and in Europe. ( U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Eric Miller/ Released)

Mar 18, 2015

106th Rescue Wing Base Honor Guard Out Performs Other Air Guard Honor Guards

A member of the 106th Rescue Wing Base Honor Guard.

Oct 20, 2014

106th Rescue Wing Welcomes Secretary of the Air Force

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, New York-Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visits the 106th Rescue Wing, August 13, 2014, and meets face to face with six Bronze Star recipients.(Photo by Senior Airman Chris Muncy)

Aug 27, 2014

Acting Air Force Secretary Visits 106th Rescue Wing

FS GABRESKI ANGB, Westhampton Beach, NY--Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning speaks to 300 members of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing during a visit to the unit on Thursday, July 25. Fanning outlined the challenges facing the Air Force and urged all Airmen to combat sexual harassment and assault and also took questions from the floor during his presentation. (Photo by New York Air National Guard Senior Airman Christopher Muncy, 106th Rescue Wing)

Jul 26, 2013

106th Security Forces Squadron assists Wounded Warrior Project

NEW YORK, NY - Members of the 106th Rescue Wing Security Forces Squadron help move in furniture to an apartment bought through the Wounded Warrior Project for an Iraq War veteran. (USAF / Senior Airman Christopher S Muncy / released)

Apr 25, 2012

Sen. Gillibrand Visits 106th Rescue Wing

Holly Petraeus, the Assistant Director of Servicemember Affairs at the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau speaks to members of the 106th Rescue Wing during a visit to FS Gabreski Air National Guard Base on Friday March 2 with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Mar 02, 2012

National Guard, Reserve survival course graduates first Airmen

Staff Sgt. Andrew Dunn and Airman 1st Class Brian Alfano were the first Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen to graduate from the 22nd Training Squadron’s survival, evasion, resistance and escape course at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. They graduated Dec. 2, 2010. This course was specially tailored so Guard and Reserve SERE specialists could receive training comparable to their active duty counterparts. Airman Dunn is from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 514th Air Mobility Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and Airman Alfano is from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natasha E. Stannard) (Released)

Dec 14, 2010

New Yorkers Join Other Air Guardsmen in South African Air Show

CAPETOWN, South Africa--A Guardian Angel checks wind speed during the African Aerospace and Defense Exposition 2010. Members of the 106th Rescue Wing from F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. took part in the AAD 2010 at Air Force Base Ysterplaat in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sept. 24, 2010. The event featured an HH-60 and crew from the 101st Rescue Squadron, Guardian Angels from the 103rd Rescue Squadron and maintenance crew from the 106th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt. David J. Murphy)

Sep 29, 2010

New York Air Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing Supports Shuttle Launch

Patrick Air Force Base, Florida-- An HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing stands ready as Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts into orbit on May 14. Memembers of the wing were on hand to provide rescue services if the shuttle crew had been forced to evacuate the vehicle. Photo by Staff Sgt. David J. Murphy, 106th Rescue Wing

May 18, 2010

New York Guard Members Help NASA Reach for Stars

The Shuttle Atlantis roars into orbit from Kennedy Space Center on Monday, May 11. New York Air Guardsmen from the 106th Rescue Wing stood by to pluck the Shuttle Astronauts from the Atlantic Ocean if they had had to evacuate the spacecraft. Photo by Master Sgt. Corine Lombardo, New York Army National Guard This was the 100th time the New York Air Guardsmen had supported a space shuttle mission.

May 11, 2009

Nation’s Oldest Air National Guard Unit Celebrates 100 Years

Observation balloons like this one were the first aircraft operated by the New York National Guard 100 years ago. These balloons were employed to scout enemy positions and direct artillery fire in the days before reliable aircraft.

Apr 30, 2008

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