• Who do you call when you need water?

    The 107th Airlift Wing got the call on Nov, 2nd, 2012. The New York Army National Guard made the request. Help was needed in the Queens area hit big time from Hurricane Sandy. When it comes to a fast response for domestic emergency it's the National Guard. And that's where the 107th comes to help with a joint effort with the New York Army National
  • 107th rushes to aid fellow New Yorkers after Hurricane Sandy

    75 members of the 107th Airlift Wing have deployed downstate to aid in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. The all-volunteer group of Airmen is part of the 2,290-member force from across the state ordered to duty by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to respond to the storm. The group boarded two C-130 aircraft that were headed to Stewart Air National Guard
  • 107th trains Army Guard for Homeland Response Force

    The 107th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard provided the 42nd Infantry Division of the New York Army National Guard rapid deployment cargo training here October 20th.Despite wet and cold weather, the operational company of the 42nd Infantry Division from the Buffalo Masten Avenue Armory arrived ready to train with the 107th's Airlift Wing's
  • 107th Mentoring in Cybersecurity

    Once again the 107th Airlift Wing steps up. This time it's to mentor our young Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) at Lewiston-Porter High School. The mission is called CyberPatriot. It is the premiere national high school cyber defense competition created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in
  • Hard work pays off in command position

    The 107th Maintenance Group received a new commander, Col. Kevin Rogers, the former deputy commander of the same group, as he moved up to his new position here Saturday. A change of command ceremony was held in which he was also promoted to colonel.On hand to pin on the eagle insignia were his wife, Antonina, and sister, retired Air Force Master
  • 107th Lights Up The Sky

    The 107th Airlift Wing went on another night formation training mission, this time fully loaded with live flares to be used in a training scenario. A "flare" is an aerial infrared countermeasure used to defeat infrared homing (heat seeking) surface-to air or air-to-air missile. The two C-130 aircraft took off from the Niagara Falls Reserve Station
  • T-Bird Fall Issue

    The ThunderBird has changed to a quarterly edition. It will be published in March, June, September, and December (spring, summer, fall and winter issues). This will take some advanced planning to get articles, columns, and wing events published in the quarterly newsletter.We value your opinions.Please feel free to drop us a line at our e-mail
  • 9/11 Remembrance Enlistment Ceremony

    The 107th Airlift Wing remembers 9/11 by enlisting new Airmen into the unit. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, many Americans were compelled to serve their fellow citizens and communities. As a tribute to that spirit - and to honor those we lost - the 11th Anniversary of 9/11 is the forth official observance of September 11 as a National Day of
  • Air Crew Training

    The 107th Airlift Wing just completed week long aircrew training at the Niagara Falls Reserve Station and Fort Drum, N.Y. The training involved cargo loading, air drops, tactical low level flying and night vision training for the pilots."This training helps with our future deployments" said Lt. Col. John Patterson, C-130 Pilot, 107th Airlift
  • Defense Secretary visits Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

    Secretary of Defense, Leon E. Panetta, met with United States Air Force personnel and state and local political leaders here today.Panetta sat down for a meeting with leadership from the 107th and 914th Airlift Wings, members of New York's congressional delegation, and state and local leaders then addressed two hundred Airmen in an aircraft

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