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New York’s 109th Airlift Wing Begins 2024 Greenland Missions
May 28, 2024
Staff Sgt. Skyler Buyce, a loadmaster with the 109th Airlift Wing, conducts post-flight checks in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on May 13, 2024.

NY Air Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing Supports Antarctic Science
October 24, 2023
An LC-130 "Skibird" assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing sits at on the skiway at Willliams Field, Antarctica, Feb. 6, 2020. The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing flies the largest ski-equipped aircraft in the world and supports Antarctic research.

NY Air Guardsmen Move Cargo, Fuel, People to Greenland Camp
September 12, 2023
Aircrew from the 109th Airlift Wing fly an LC-130 Hercules over the Baffin Bay in Greenland, May 12, 2023.

New York Air Guard Begins ’23 Support for Greenland Research
April 13, 2023
An Airman assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing participates in a training mission at Raven Camp in Greenland in June 3, 2021.  The New York Air National Guard's 109th operates in Greenland April-August each year to resupply the National Science Foundation and conduct polar operations training.

109th Retrograde Cargo Team Builds Pallets at South Pole
February 17, 2023
The South Pole retrograde cargo team, from left, Staff Sgt. Mark Ebensperger, Tech. Sgt. Brandon Wiggand, Tech. Sgt. Shannan O’Connor, and Staff Sgt. Jessica Cruz, at the geographic South Pole in Antarctica, Nov. 30, 2022. The team deployed to Antarctica for five weeks to help remove excess cargo from the South Pole.

New York Air Guard's Skibirds wrap up 2021 Greenland mission
September 30, 2021
An LC-130 Skibird assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, gets ready to take off from Raven Camp on the Greenland ice cap. Raven Camp is used to train members on landing on ice runways, polar airdrops and operating in the snow and ice.

103rd, 109th back science foundation mission in Greenland
March 12, 2021
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Josh Panis, 118th Airlift Squadron assistant director of operations and mission aircraft commander, flies a C-130H Hercules over Greenland Feb. 10, 2021. The 103rd Airlift Wing transported 12 National Science Foundation personnel and their equipment from Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, New York, to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, for the beginning of their annual climate research mission at Greenland’s ice cap.

Operation Deep Freeze: maintaining the mission
April 23, 2020
Airmen assigned to the 189th Maintenance Group, Arkansas National Guard, performed temporary duty in Antarctica in support of the 109th Airlift Wing, New York National Guard, and the Department of Defense's Operation Deep Freeze. The crew prepared and maintained the 109th AW's C-130J "Snowbirds" and assisted with supply transport and medical evacuation readiness.