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    Air National Guard Unit Recognized for Blizzard Response

    Air National Guard Unit Recognized for Blizzard Response

    Members of the 107th Attack Wing of the New Air National Guard stationed in Niagara Falls were recognized for the help they provided in the of Buffalo during last weekend's record-breaking blizzard.

    On Friday, 18 members received commendation medals for their service during the period of Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, where they were assigned to Joint Task Force-5 during Operation December 2022 Winter Weather.

    The service members completed more than 100 missions throughout the blizzard, including transporting more than 99 emergency personnel to hospitals, conducting 30 welfare checks, transporting patients in dire need of care to hospitals, assisting the fatality search and recovery team, assisting residents with snow removal, and delivering pallets of water and ready-to-eat meals.

    Major General Raymond Shields, the commander of the New York National Guard, said when the emergency first started, they had to make their way from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to Buffalo and faced the same treacherous weather affecting those citizens. He also spoke with Gov. Kathy Hochul the day after Christmas, showing appreciation for what the Air National Guard did during the storm.

    “I can't thank you all enough for coming in and helping our fellow citizens over a holiday weekend,” Shields said when addressing the medal recipients.

    Airman First Class Seth Librock explained the the unit rolled…

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