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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Nationalguard.mil -- Fri, 23 Jun 2017 New York Army National Guard pilot makes last landing after 31 years of flying LATHAM, N.Y.In the summer of 1985, Warrant Officer Charles "Chuck" Rodda took off for the first time as an Army helicopter pilot at Fort Rucker, Alabama. On June 22, 2017, 31 years... (more)
Defense.gov -- Fri, 23 Jun 2017 Guardsmen Illustrate Air Assault and Howitzer Skills New York Army National Guardsmen practice an artillery air assault raid at Fort Drum, N.Y., June 9, 2017. Photos by Army National Guard Sgt. Alexander Rector
defense.gov -- Wed, 21 Jun 2017 Face of Defense: Guardsman Trains Next Generation of Shooters For New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Michael Kapela, his seventh Adjutant General's Combat Sustainment Training Exercise -- known as the "TAG Match" -- was more meaningful... (more)