New York Air National Guard

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The New York Air National Guard now has a new commander.

Officials at the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs say Maj. Gen. Anthony German of Oneonta has taken over command Monday of the Air Guard's nearly 6,000 members.

German replaces Maj. Gen. Verle Johnston, who retired earlier this month after commanding the Air National Guard since 2012.

Orange County Sends Trees For Troops

Dec 4, 2014
Tech Sgt. Michael O'Halloran, 105th Airlift Wing, NY Air National Guard

There is a “Trees for Troops” donation drive Thursday in Orange County.

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Members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing will honor area children Sunday.

NY Military: Reaper Drone Crashes In Lake Ontario

Nov 13, 2013
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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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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.

NY Air Guard Unit Being Investigated

Jun 14, 2013
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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.