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Schumer aims to lift fortunes of Glenville air base

Senator visits in support of work in Antarctica

Senator Chuck Schumer, speaks at the 109th Airlift Wing in Glenville with Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, left, and Col. Shawn Clouthier during a news conference Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Senator Chuck Schumer, speaks at the 109th Airlift Wing in Glenville with Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, left, and Col. Shawn Clouthier during a news conference Friday.
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The 109th Airlift Wing provides vital support for basic scientific research in the Antarctic, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Friday as he vowed to fight for its continued federal funding. Visiting the Stratton Air National Guard Base in Glenville, Schumer promised to fight during upcoming Senate sessions for continuing the National Science Foundation’s current $6.9 billion annual appropriation. That money supports basic scientific research in places like the Antarctic, including providing the funding for four ...


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