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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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News 3 -- Sun, 14 Oct 2018 Two more bodies recovered in deadly plane crash, investigation continues WEST HAMPTON BEACH, NY (WFSB) - Two more bodies were recovered on Sunday afternoon after a plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday morning, officials said.

Times Union -- Sun, 14 Oct 2018 'Rainbow' pivotal in WWI offensive :New York National Guard division had big casualties The New York Army National Guard's 42nd "Rainbow" Division played a pivotal role in the final battles of World War I a century ago.

Auburn Citizen -- Sun, 14 Oct 2018 Auburn-based National Guard gains new commander in ceremony OWASCO Lt. Col. Matthew Schaffer, commander of the 102nd Military Police Battalion, told 1st Lt. Derrick Rocker he will succeed admirably as the new commander of the New York Army National... (more)

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