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109th sends 30 airmen to Afghanistan

Group departs in C-130 for 60-day deployment

Christine Shapiro and her son say farewell to Lt. Col. Roger Shapiro of the 109th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, on Friday at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville.
Christine Shapiro and her son say farewell to Lt. Col. Roger Shapiro of the 109th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard, on Friday at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville.
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Thirty airmen out of the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville departed Friday morning for deployment in Afghanistan to assist in war efforts. The airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing will fly missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and will be taking one of the base’s C-130 Hercules aircraft. They will be overseas for at least 60 days, moving people and supplies from place to place, said ...

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2RIGBY4
March 10, 2012
6:21 a.m.

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Coincidence? Does the deployment figure in the State/County efforts to justify the existence and of the Stratton Bases' importance? This deployment coming on the heels of the State/Sch'dy County efforts in their push arguing for it's continued operation noted last week in the press.

diane
March 10, 2012
12:19 p.m.

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Deployments are scheduled way in advance and I doubt that this week's media coverage had anything to due with this, unless the governor seized the opportunity.

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