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Air National Guard headed to Antarctica this week

Master Sgt. Carmello Modesto of Saratoga Springs loads equipment sleds destined for the U.S. Antarctic Program's South Pole research station last year at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. (Photo courtesy of Air National Guard)
Master Sgt. Carmello Modesto of Saratoga Springs loads equipment sleds destined for the U.S. Antarctic Program's South Pole research station last year at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. (Photo courtesy of Air National Guard)
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Members of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing will be off to Antarctica this week. The Stratton Air National Guard Base unit will begin its annual support for the National Science Foundation as ski-equipped LC-130s head south on Tuesday and Wednesday. Two aircraft will depart on the five-day, 11,000-mile trip to Antarctica on each day. A total of six ski-equipped LC-130 aircraft will be on the ice during the October to February ...


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