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Teaching the Young How to Fly

MACHIAS, N.Y. - Sergeant Michael Aquilina, standing to the left of the CH-47D 'Chinook' helicopter, watches as Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) Soldiers board the aircraft in preparation for an orientation flight from a farmers field in Machias.

The 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade initiated the program in 2008 encouraging incoming New York aviation units to expose Soldiers to a working knowledge of aviation missions and capabilities.

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Times Union -- Mon, 21 Aug 2017 Saratoga Springs resident promoted to major general Raymond Shields of Saratoga Springs an Afghanistan War veteran, has been promoted to New York Army National Guard major general during a ceremony at Division of Military and Naval Affairs... (more)

Associated Press -- Sat, 12 Aug 2017 42nd Division Marking Centennial With Long Island Ceremony GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) A New York National Guard unit created as a U.S. Army division during World War I is celebrating its centennial with a ceremony at the site of its former Long Island... (more)

Newsday -- Thu, 10 Aug 2017 'Rainbow Division monument restored in Garden City Veterans of the 42nd U.S. Infantry Division will return to Garden City on Saturday, 100 years after their forebears in the famous Rainbow Division marched through the villages Camp Mills for... (more)

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