STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, N.Y. -The first C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 105AW arrives at Stewart International Airport on July 18, 2011. (National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. OHalloran)(Released)
C-17 GLOBEMASTER III
The C-17 Globemaster III is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases or directly to deployment area forward bases. The C-17 can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions and can also transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations when required. The C-17 improves the ability of the total airlift system to fulfill the worldwide air mobility needs of the United States. For more information: Fact Sheet
Our Previous Mission: The gigantic C-5 Galaxy, with its tremendous payload capability, provides the Air Mobility Command airlift in support of United States national defense. The C-5 can carry fully equipped combat-ready military units to any point in the world on short notice and then provide field support required to help sustain the fighting force. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. The C-5 can carry more than any other airlifter. It has the ability to carry 36 standard pallets and up to 81 troops simultaneously. Use the links for C-5 information: Factsheet | Video | Photos
Inside the 105th AW
Air National Guard 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.