Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade
ROCHESTER -- Canadian Corporal Pres Lavier, 408th Tactical Helicopter Squadron, watches as one of Detachment 1, Company B, 126th Aviation’s CH-47 “Chinook” helicopters departs Genesee County Airport after successfully making a two-wheel pinnacle landing on Sept. 20.
A detachment of Canadian pilots and crewmembers are getting transition training with Chinooks at Army Aviation Support Facility 2 prior to their deployment to Afghanistan. Canadian aviation forces currently have all of their Chinook aircraft deployed to Afghanistan and travel to various American facilities to get transition training.
NY National Guard In the News
Newsday -- Thu, 16 May 2013
Warrior competition begins at Camp Smith
Members of the Army National Guard participate in the Northeastern Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith in Cortlandt. The competition will continue for three days at the camp testing soldiersâ€™... (more)
YNN -- Thu, 16 May 2013
National Guard members compete to become best warrior
Sixteen National Guard soldiers from the North East, labeled as the best of the best, are all aiming to become the Armyâ€™s warrior of the year. YNNâ€™s John Wagner reports on one... (more)
NewsOne -- Wed, 15 May 2013
Henry L. Johnson Fends Off German Captors During World War I On This Day In 1918
United States Army soldier Henry L. Johnson (pictured), also known as â€śBlack Death,â€ť earned his fearsome nickname in France during World War I. After being ambushed by German forces and... (more)