Camden resident takes command of 109th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

SCOTIA, N.Y. - Maj. Sandra Stoquert, a resident of Camden, New York, took command of the 109th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing during a ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base on Feb. 12.

As the squadron commander, Stoquert is responsible for managing the safe, reliable, and timely flightline maintenance and sortie generation of all 109th Wing-assigned LC-130H and C-130H aircraft. The Aircraft Maintenance Squadron's Airmen are responsible for supporting annual Operations Deep Freeze and Raven Dew which are conducted in the polar regions of Antarctica and Greenland.

Stoquert served as the New York Air National Guard's executive officer at Joint Forces Headquarters New York prior to taking command of the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Her awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal.

On the civilian side, Stoquert is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for the Adirondack Central School District. She leads, organizes and plans group and individual counseling for at-risk students.

Stoquert resides in Camden with her husband, Master Sgt. Frederick Stoquert III. Her son, Petty Officer 1st Class Jason Carly, is stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington. She is the daughter of John and Sandra LaVine of Rome, New York.

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