109th Airlift Wing

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Name: 109th Airlift Wing
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

New York Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing prepares to head to the Arctic Circle

Updated: Thursday, April 10 2014, 12:12 PM EDTSCOTIA -- Thursday was a busy day at the Stratton Air National Guard base in Scotia. 40 Airmen are gearing up to head to the Arctic Circle for one week. The 109th Airlift Wing will be teaming up with Canada ... [Published CBS 6 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

109 Airlift Wing to team up with Canadian forces for the first time

SCOTIA, N.Y. - Thursday was a busy day at the Stratton Air National Guard base in Scotia as they prepare for Canada's Annual Arctic Exercises.Forty airmen are getting ready to head to the Arctic Circle for one week. The 109th Airlift Wing will be teaming ... [Published WTen.com - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

NY Air National Guard heading to the deep ...

Posted Thursday, April 10th 2014 @ 2pm  by 810 & 103.1 WGYJust when it's starting to warm up here in the Capital Region, about 40 members of the Scotia-based 109th Airlift Wing are heading to frigid cold of the Canadian Arctic Friday.2 C-130's are flying ... [Published 810WGY - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

NY National Guard gets arctic practice

Updated: 04/10/2014 2:14 PMCreated: 04/10/2014 2:13 PM WNYT.comBy: WNYT StaffThe New York Air National Guard is getting some practice in the arctic.The 109th Airlift Wing Division, is participating in an exercise with Canadian forces.They have the only ... [Published WNYT - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

109th Airlift Wing embarks on Canadian mission

SCOTIA, N.Y. -- The massive grey aircrafts are the only LC-130 ski-equipped planes in the country, and they are stationed right here at the Air National Guard Base in Scotia."We obviously have a responsibility to provide military ski support to commanders ... [Published Your News Now - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

NY Air Guard unit aiding Canada military exercise

April 10, 2014 07:28 EDTSCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York-based Air National Guard unit that flies annual missions to Antarctica is heading north to participate in a Canadian military exercise.New York National Guard officials are holding a news conference ... [Published CBS 6 - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Operation NUNALIVUT deploys more than 250 CAF personnel to the High Arctic

Operation NUNALIVUT 2014, one of Joint Task Force (North)’s premier High Arctic operations begins today in the area ofResolute Bay,Nunavut.Joint Task Force (North) is conducting Operation NUNALIVUT 2014 from April 2 until May 3, with the majority of personnel ... [Published Government of Canada - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 16 2014 - Updated Mar 16 2014 - 1 reports

Airmen welcomed home by family at Albany International

ALBANY, N.Y. ? Dozens of Citizen Airmen returned to New York on Saturday afternoon.Around 2 p.m. at the Albany International Airport, about a dozen of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing were welcomed by their families.Sgt. Mike Rogers, ... [Published Fox 23 New York - Mar 16 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 1 reports

A dozen airmen and woman return home after deployment

ALBANY, N.Y. -- It was a joyful welcome home at Albany Airport Saturday for members of the New York Air National Guard.A dozen airmen and women from the 109th Airlift Wing returned after a successful deployment in Afghanistan.Gerald Mesick, 21, of Duanesberg ... [Published Your News Now - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 1 reports

N.Y. National Guard unit welcomed home by family, friends

These were what members of the 's 109th Airlift Wing were looking forward to seeing and experiencing again, after six months in Afghanistan, they said as they returned to on Saturday. The guard members were stationed at Bagram Airfield, where they performed ... [Published Times Union - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 1 reports

Airmen welcomed home by family at Albany International

ALBANY, N.Y. Dozens of Citizen Airmen returned to New York on Saturday afternoon.Around 2 p.m. at the Albany International Airport, about a dozen of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing were welcomed by their families.The airmen were a ... [Published WTen.com - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Feb 09 2014 - Updated Feb 09 2014 - 1 reports

Future Maritime Patrol – Part 6 (C130J and A400M Options)

Eyes down look in for the final instalment in the Future Maritime Patrol series, apart from a quick summary. We have looked at all the conventional options; large aircraft like the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, smaller aircraft like the Airbus C295, business ... [Published Think Defence - Feb 09 2014]

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"It's been awhile since we've gone out and actually landed on the sea ice up in the high arctic. So that will be some of the initial challenges, just practicing those tactics, techniques and procedures, and obviously with our maintenance folks, people that are going to be on the ground it's just developing those capabilities, to operate for an extended period of time, at a remote location where it's extremely cold" says Souza
"We have the capabilities and knowledge to do that here in Schenectady, but we can't always be the ones going out and building these things ourselves. so we need to work with our supporting customers" said Souza
...It kind of brings a lot to life that you see what happens to these guys," explained Rogers. "It is really difficult because especially when you know you made it and some didn't and quite aa few that didn't. The whole base is pretty much a memorial to the ones that don't make it so you're reminded of it every day." Sgt. Rogers said that although his job was extremely difficult, he would do it again to honor those who don't return home like the men and women of the...
"She wouldn't let go of me when she hugged me! I had to try and force her off me so I could say hi to everybody else!" said Gerald Mesick, U S Airman

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NY Air National Guard heading to the deep ... [Published 810WGY - Apr 10 2014]
NY National Guard gets arctic practice [Published WNYT - Apr 10 2014]
109th Airlift Wing embarks on Canadian mission [Published Your News Now - Apr 10 2014]
NY Air Guard unit aiding Canada military exercise [Published CBS 6 - Apr 10 2014]
Operation NUNALIVUT deploys more than 250 CAF p... [Published Government of Canada - Apr 02 2014]
Airmen welcomed home by family at Albany Intern... [Published Fox 23 New York - Mar 16 2014]
A dozen airmen and woman return home after depl... [Published Your News Now - Mar 15 2014]
N.Y. National Guard unit welcomed home by famil... [Published Times Union - Mar 15 2014]
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Future Maritime Patrol – Part 6 (C130J and A400... [Published Think Defence - Feb 09 2014]
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