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  • 106th Rescue Wing Recruiting and Retention wins regional award

    Guard Recruiting and Retention office recently enlisted their skills andattained their annual recruiting goal of 100 percent, beating out 8 otherstates in the Northeast, winning the regional Patriot Team Award for FiscalYear 2015.Master Sergeant Matthew Repp, manager and supervisor of the Recruiting andRetention Office, attributes the success of
  • Air National Guard Command Chief visits the 106th Rescue Wing

    The Command Chief Master Sergeant of the AirNational Guard completed his last jump and spoke with members of the 106thRescue Wing during a three-day visit in September.Chief Master Sgt. James W. Hotaling began his visit with an on-base tour andjump with the 102nd Rescue Squadron and 103rd Rescue Squadron, and ended histhird day with enlisted
  • 106th Rescue Wing Pararescue Jumper Recognized as NCO of the Year

    New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Douglas Kechijian has been named the Air National Guard's 2015 Outstanding Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year in recognition of his service with the 106th Rescue Wing.Kechijian, a graduate from Brown University, with a Masters in Exercise Physiology and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University,
  • 106th Rescue Wing CATM Instructors Ensure Deployers are Ready for Combat

    The massive Barrett sniper rifle, easily as long as the shooter is tall, barks out a single shot. The blast kicks up a cloud of dust that quickly engulfs him.  His spotter calls out "little high and to the right" following the shot and the airman readjusts before firing again. The amount of propellant in each round is roughly equal to a quarter
  • Three 106th Rescue Wing Security Forces Squadron receive the Purple Heart

    Three Air National Guard Airman from the106th Rescue Wing Security Forces Squadron received the Purple Heart Medalduring a ceremony at the American Legion Post 1545 in Eastport.Master Sergeant Christian M. Cote, Technical Sergeant Eric V. Auletta andStaff Sergeant Brian Hammel were awarded the medal for injuries sustainedduring two separate combat
  • We are Extractors and we are here to help

    "I guess you can call us the Pararescue (PJ) of the CERFP Unit" said Master Sergeant Foy, Chemical, Biological ,Radiological, Nuclear emergency response force (CERFP) extractor and 106th Rescue Wing Medical Technician.On November 14th and 15th, 106th Rescue Wing CERFP extractors, Master Sergeant Foy and Technical Sergeant Carroll participated in a
  • 106th Rescue Wing Base Honor Guard sets high standards for performance

    The Base Honor Guard of the New York Air NationalGuard's 106th Rescue Wing performed 619 military funerals in 2013; more thanany other Air National Guard Base Honor Guard. The high-performing HonorGuard is also the eighth busiest in the Air Force overall.With 619 funerals conducted in the 2013-14 fiscal year, the 106th RescueWing's Base Honor Guard
  • 106RQW Airman Recognized with Henry E. Erwin Award

    The 106th Rescue Wing celebrated Tech Sergeant Joseph S Napolitano's recent awarding of the Henry E. Erwin Outstanding Enlisted Aircrew Member of the Year Award with a surprise ceremony during the October UTA drill. Napolitano , an airmen with the 101s Rescue Squadron, was recognized for his outstanding service in a ceremony attended by his fellow
  • Coast Guard Exchange Opens at FS Gabreski

    Following several months of construction, the Coast Guard Exchange at FS Gabreski ANG opened its doors to waiting 106th Rescue Wing Airmen on September 11th, 2014.The original Exchange was torn down when the base warehouse was replaced with a running track, and the temporary trailer that replaced it was judged insufficient for the Exchange's
  • 106th Rescue Wing Welcomes Secretary of the Air Force

    Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James recently visited the 106th Rescue Wing August 13th to get a first-hand look at the mission. "My initial reaction to you is one word -- 'Wow!'" said James. "You all and everything that you are doing is so impressive."James's trip from New York City to Westhampton Beach New York was no ordinary ride. On
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