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New York Air National Guard Airmen hone cold weather flying skills and support science research in Greenland

12:14 PM7/12/2016
KANGERLUSSUAQ, GREENLAND--Two hundred New York Air National Guard members are rotating into and out of Greenland this summer to support National Science Foundation research on the ice cap here, while also preparing for Antarctic deployments in the fall.
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12:21 PM7/12/2016
A New York Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing LC-130 "Skibird" is loaded at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on June 28, 2016.Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scotia, New York, recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft for the 109th Airlift Wing stage out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, during the summer months transporting fuel, supplies and passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season and also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. The unique capabilities of the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft make it the only one of its kind in the U.S. military, able to land on snow and ice. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Major Corine Lombardo/Released)
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12:21 PM7/12/2016
New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Jones, 109th Airlift Wing LC-130 "Skibird" Loadmaster clears snow from a pallet being uploaded onto a LC-130 "Skibird at Camp Raven, Greenland, on June 28, 2016.An LC-130 "Skibird" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scotia, New York, lands at Camp Raven, Greenland, near the DYE-2 site, on June 28, 2016. Crews with the 109th AW use Camp Raven as a training site for landing the ski-equipped LC-130s on snow and ice. Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the Wing recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season.
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An LC-130 "Skibird" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scotia, New York, lands at Camp Raven, Greenland, near the DYE-2 site, on June 28, 2016. Crews with the 109th AW use Camp Raven as a training site for landing the ski-equipped LC-130s on snow and ice. Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the Wing recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft for the 109th Airlift Wing stage out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, during the summer months, transporting fuel, supplies and passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season and also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. The unique capabilities of the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft make it the only one of its kind in the U.S. military, able to land on snow and ice. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Major Corine Lombardo/Released)
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An LC-130 "Skibird" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scoita, New York, at Camp Raven, Greenland, near the DYE-2 site, on June 28, 2016. Crews with the 109th AW use Camp Raven as a training site for landing the ski-equipped LC-130s on snow and ice. Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the Wing recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft for the 109th Airlift Wing stage out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, during the summer months, supplying fuel and supplies and transporting passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season and also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. The unique capabilities of the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft make it the only one of its kind in the U.S. military, able to land on snow and ice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)
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12:45 PM7/12/2016
LC-130 "Skibirds" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing in Scoita, New York, sit on the runway at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, on June 27, 2016. Four LC-130s and 80 Airmen from the Wing recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft for the 109th Airlift Wing stage out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, during the summer months, supplying fuel and supplies and transporting passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season and also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. The unique capabilities of the ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft make it the only one of its kind in the U.S. military, able to land on snow and ice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin German/Released)
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