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105th Airlift Wing


105th Airlift Wing Mission and Motto

The mission of the 105th is to support our state and national objectives by providing the State of New York and the Department of Defense with the highly skilled people and operationally ready equipment necessary to support civil authorities in domestic operations and meet our airlift and expeditionary combat support commitments. We are leaders within our state and local communities in the use of advanced technologies, in responding to emergencies and protecting the environment. The 105AW motto, Excellence: Our Legacy, Our Standard, Our Expectation

The first C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 105AW arrives at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York on July 18, 2011. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. OHalloran/Released)

C-17 Globemaster III

The C-17 is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force. Capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area, the Globemaster can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations when required... Fact Sheet

C-5A Galaxy

Our Previous Mission: The gigantic C-5A Galaxy, is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. The aircraft can carry a fully equipped combat-ready military unit to any point in the world on short notice and then provide the supplies required to help sustain the fighting force. Fact Sheet

ANG Federal Mission

The Air National Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances). During peacetime, the combat-ready units and support units are assigned to most Air Force major commands to carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

ANG State Mission

When Air National Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory (Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands) or the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard. Each of the 54 National Guard organizations is supervised by the adjutant general of the state or territory. Under state law, the Air National Guard provides protection of life, property and preserves peace, order and public safety. These missions are accomplished through emergency relief support during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and forest fires; search and rescue operations; support to civil defense authorities; maintenance of vital public services and counterdrug operations.