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  • Airman joins 107th; contunues family tradition

    Airman 1st Class Luke Moyer raised his right hand and swore in to the 107th Airlift Wing New York Air National Guard on Feb. 12, 2015, becoming the fifth in his family to carry on the military tradition.His family was there for the enlistment ceremony and they all had a story to share.  Master Sgt. Catrina Smith-Coffey, 107th Readiness and
  • Col. Robert Kilgore takes command of 107th Airlift Wing

    Colonel Robert G. Kilgore assumed command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing at a change of command ceremony here on Saturday.The traditional ceremony was held to mark the transition from Col. John J. Higgins, who took command of the wing in January 2013, to Col. Robert G. Kilgore. Col. Higgins is retiring this month after 32
  • 107th Airlift Wing honors former U.S. President

    New York Air National Guard Col. Kevin Rogers, marked the 215th birthday of President Millard Fillmore by laying a wreath from President Barack Obama at the grave of the 13th President on Wednesday, Jan. 7.Col. Kevin Rogers laid a wreath on the frozen gravesite of former U.S. President Millard Fillmore.  His final resting place is located in Forest
  • ThunderBird Winter 2015

    The ThunderBird is a quarterly edition. It will be published in March, June, September, and January (spring, summer, fall and winter issues). This will take some advanced planning to get articles, columns, and wing events published in the quarterly newsletter.If you have a story of interest you‟d like to share, please e-mal or call us and let us
  • Lake effect snow storm buries parts of Western New York; Airmen respond

    More than 30 members from 107th Airlift Wing's Security Forces, Civil Engineer and Logistics Squadrons helped citizens in Western New York dig out of the record-breaking snowfall last week. A localized band from South Buffalo to communities south and east of the city received more than six feet of snow that began falling in the early morning on
  • 107th Airlift Wing Airmen participate in Homeland Response Force exercise

    About 30 Airmen from the 107th Airlift Wing participated in OPERATION NICKEL CITY, an exercise for New York National Guard troops here November 14 and 15.The Homeland Response Force (HRF) exercise at the Erie County Emergency Services and Operations Training Center involved more than 375 Soldiers and Airmen from across New York State. The goal of
  • 107th Airlift Wing Conducts Final Flight in C-130

    Aircrews from the 107th Airlift Wing flew their final C-130 flight and were greeted with a water salute here Thursday.The unit is in the process of converting from the C-130 Hercules tactical transport to the MQ-9 Reaper, a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The flight was the last time 107th aircrew members will fly C-130s. The mission was flown in
  • 107th Discussion on Identifying Offenders

    Members of the 107th Airlift Wing conducted three hours of training on Identifying Sexual Predators in the Air Force. The 107th aspires to a safe culture among its members and this is one way of keeping Airmen informed. The curriculum consisted of squadron level small group discussions. The discussion included facts about how offenders operate,
  • ThunderBird Fall 2014

    The ThunderBird is a quarterly edition. It will be published in March, June, September, and January (spring, summer, fall and winter issues). This will take some advanced planning to get articles, columns, and wing events published in the quarterly newsletter. If you have a story of interest you‟d like to share, please e-mal or call us and let
  • Air Force revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a consistent Air Force capacity to the
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