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The United States Air Force • 109th Airlift Wing

The United States Air Force's 109th Airlift Wing (109 AW) is an Air Mobility Command (AMC) gained tactical airlift unit of the New York Air National Guard. The unit is located at Stratton ANGB/Schenectady County Airport, New York and operates both conventional C-130 Hercules aircraft and specially modified LC-130s used for Arctic and Antarctic transport and support missions. In addition to its combat airlift mission, particularly when placed in a Federalized status, the wing also provides domestic-related functions commonly associated with Air National Guard units, such as disaster or hurricane relief.

AIRCRAFT No combat capable.

Lockheed Martin LC-130H Hercules (1984–Present) (This version is ski-equipped and not found at any other base in the Air Force)
Lockheed Martin C-130H Hercules (1984–Present)

FACILITIES
  Squadrons assigned
     109th Medical Group
     139th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
     139th Airlift Squadron
  Bases stationed
     Stratton ANGB, New York (1948–Present)

Note: In its 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Recommendations, DoD recommended to realign Schenectady County Airport AGS by transferring four C-130H aircraft from the 109th Airlift Wing (ANG) to the 189th Airlift Wing (ANG), Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. This recommendation would distribute C-130 force structure to Little Rock, which would have higher military value. Adding aircraft to the ANG unit at Little Rock, Arkansas would create a larger, more effective squadron. The LC-130 aircraft (ski-equipped) would remain at Schenectady. This decision was not enacted. An effective lobby against the move was carried out by the Schenectady Military Affairs Council.


AUSTRALLIA

Royal Australian Air Force
Expeditions and Rescue Role

FACILITIES
  RAAF Current Air Base: Laverton

Source: wikipedia

 
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