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Major Josh Neilson, left, and Tech Sgt. Randy Powell, of the New York Air National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing stand in front of the LC-130 used to evacuate seven badly burned fishermen.

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Two local airmen had a change of pace from transporting cargo and passengers to remote outposts when they came to the aid of seven severely burned fishermen — and saved their lives.


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