New York Air Guardsmen heading to Michigan site

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of members of a New York Air National Guard unit that provides security for U.S. air bases will head to Michigan this week for weapons and urban combat training.

Some 50 airmen with the 107th Air Wing’s Security Forces Squadron depart Thursday for the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in northern Michigan.

Air Force regulations require Air National Guard security forces to conduct intensive urban combat-style training every three to four years. During the training, the airmen from western New York will fire tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition from machine guns and grenade launchers.

The airmen will be at the training site for two weeks. The 107th Air Wing is based at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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