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New York National Guard, Danish Military Plan Joint Training
November 22, 2023
Danish Maj. Gen. Søren Andersen, commander of Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command, left, and Army Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, shake hands at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham Nov. 7, 2023, after signing a statement of intent to establish joint training and exchanges in Greenland.

109th Airlift Wing Intel Airmen Take Part in Arctic Exercise
April 20, 2023
Canadian Army reserve and American National Guard Soldiers wait for takeoff in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, onboard a C-17 Globemaster III flown by the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing March 18, 2023, during Exercise Guerrier Nordique. The Soldiers were briefed by two intelligence Airmen assigned to the New York Air Guard's 109th Airlift Wing before heading north to the Arctic.

New York Air Guard Supports Canadian Forces’ Arctic Exercise
March 1, 2023
Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing’s Polar Camp Skiway Team and members from the 440 Transport Squadron, Royal Canadian Armed Forces, load equipment and fuel into a Twin Otter aircraft at Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada, Feb. 27, 2023, to prepare for Exercise Guerrier Nordique. The Vermont National Guard is also participating in the exercise.

Wisconsin Guard Trains on Fire Missions in Frigid Weather
February 1, 2023
A gun team from the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 120th Field Artillery Regiment, set up an M119 howitzer during Northern Strike 23-1 on Jan. 21, 2023, at Camp Grayling, Mich. The 120th Field Artillery is building readiness by conducting cold-weather training to meet objectives of the Department of Defense’s Arctic strategy.

NY Guard trains on frozen lake to prep for polar missions
February 16, 2022
Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing prepare to set up camp on the ice of the Great Sacandaga Lake near Northville, New York, Feb. 15, 2022. The Airmen were training on the tasks involved with creating an ice "ski-way" to land massive ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft on ice in the polar regions.

Secretary of state, Greenland premier tour NYNG LC-130
May 28, 2021
New York Air National Guard Maj. Shay Price, an LC-130 navigator, briefs Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Greenland Premier Múte Bourup Egede, and other officials, about the LC-130s used by the wing to support climate science research on Greenland's Ice Cap at the Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, airport May 20, 2021. The 109th Airlift Wing operates from the airport when supporting National Science Foundation research in Greenland.

109th AW joins advanced battle management systems exercise
September 15, 2020
Elements of the 109th Airlift wing participate in a joint exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas demonstrating the capability to establish and land at an austere landing area, secured by the 321st Contingency Response Squadron, carrying ordinance for rearming F-16 fighter jets from the 140th fighter wing (Buckley AFB).

109th Airlift Wing team builds ski landing area in Arctic
July 29, 2020
Airmen with the 109th Airlift Wing Skiway construction team employ barren land survival techniques as they erect the first shelter at Camp Rockwell during Air National Guard Exercise Arctic Eagle.