ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. - Sergeant 1st Class Mike Judge (left) and Spc. Brad Provost, crew members for Detachment 20, C-12 Operational Support Airlift headquartered in Latham, N.Y. react to a quick decompression exercise inside the high-altitude oxygen chamber here on Feb. 25, by connecting their breathing apparatus to an emergency air tank.
The two Soldiers are among ten New York Army National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan as part of Task Force ODIN, an aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. Every aviation Soldier must pass the high-altitude training before deploying as part of the task force.
Detachment 20 will leave for Fort Benning, Ga. in mid-March for active duty training as part of a larger aviation unit.
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Time Warner Cable News -- Sun, 22 May 2016 More Than 3,000 National Guard Members Train at Fort Drum FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 3,000 members of the New York National Guard have been training on Fort Drum the past few days. The training serves as the final step before they head to the Army's... (more)
Army.mil -- Fri, 20 May 2016 New York Army National Guard EOD experts meet Ravens Challenge ORISKANY, N.Y.--The remote-controlled robot bumped across the divots of the grassy field until it reached the downed toy drone. Its camera gazed up and down as it examined the explosive device... (more)
Popular Science -- Fri, 20 May 2016 National Guard Blows Up Drone With Lunch Box Bomb During Training Look, I'm not going to beat the lede from the New York National Guard, so here it is in full: The remote-controlled robot bumped across the divots of the grassy field until it reached the... (more)