LATHAM, N.Y. - Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation board a bus on June 9 to leave for Fort Sill, Okla., where they will train for a 10-month deployment to Balad, Iraq. The 142nd consisting of the Latham-based unit, a Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based unit and a company sized unit from Missouri will conduct air transportation operations in support of Multi-National Corps Iraq as part of the 34th Aviation Brigade, an element of the Minnesota Army National Guard.
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Washington Post -- Tue, 12 Dec 2017 Clarence Beavers, pioneering black paratrooper and smoke jumper, dies at 96 Clarence Beavers, the last surviving member of Americas first black parachute unit, a World War II test platoon that went on to battle fires caused by Japanese bombs and paved the way for... (more)
Daily Gazette -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Ballston Spa woman named to top Air National Guard position Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto, of Ballston Spa, is the first woman and the first Air National Guard member to serve as the top enlisted adviser to the Adjutant General of New York.... (more)
DemRochester Democrat and Chronicle -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Army Guard member Joseph Nelk of Pittsford dies in Ukraine A 21-year-old New York Army National Guard member who deployed to Ukraine as part of the 7th Army Training Command's Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine died on Sunday.