New York Air National Guard

9:15 am
Wed November 13, 2013

NY Military: Reaper Drone Crashes In Lake Ontario


A military drone has crashed into Lake Ontario during a New York Air National Guard training mission.

State military officials say the MQ-9 Reaper had taken off from Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum and was operating in approved airspace over the eastern side of the lake when it was lost around 1 p.m. Tuesday. They say the aircraft was not armed and there were no injuries.

The drone is used by the Guard's Syracuse-based 174th Attack Wing to train Air Force pilots who use it on surveillance and attack missions globally.

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North Country News
9:00 am
Sun June 16, 2013

NY Air Guard Abuse Claim Gets Attention From Senators

Air transport plane from New York Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing, Scotia NY
Credit U.S Dept of Defense/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

A spokesman for Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy says his staff will talk to a retired New York Air National Guard officer who alleges a pattern of sexual misconduct at an upstate air base.

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New York News
10:30 am
Fri June 14, 2013

NY Air Guard Unit Being Investigated

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The officer who handled sexual assault claims for a New York Air National Guard airlift wing says the unit has promoted abusers instead of punishing them.

Retired Lt. Col. Sharon Dwyer Stepp's claims are made in a letter she sent to Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy. Stepp was the Scotia-based unit's sexual assault prevention and response coordinator from 2006 to 2010. She told The Associated Press she acted because she's "fed up" by the spate of sex scandals roiling the U.S. military.

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