RONKONKOMA - New York Army National Guard Soldiers dedicate a UH-1H "Huey" Helicopter outside the Army Aviation Support Facility Number 1 at Islip-MacArthur Airport here Nov. 10. The ceremony, held on the eve of Veteran's Day, commemorated the service of National Guard aircrews past, present and future with members of the 42nd Infantry Division Assoc. present for the event. The Huey was placed outside the flight facility earlier this spring in order to be present for the redeployment of the Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 142nd Aviation Regiment, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade home from Iraq after a yearlong deployment. "For 39 years, people have driven past MacArthur without knowing that the Guard was here," said retired Brig. Gen. Ray Doyle, former commander of the aviation brigade. "Now, there's no doubt about it."
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
Watertown Times -- Mon, 29 Jun 2015 Fort Drum soldiers aid combined National Guard training exercise FORT DRUM -- Soldiers from the post helped raise the difficulty and realism for National Guard troops during a recent exercise with units from several states.
Washington Times -- Sun, 28 Jun 2015 Medal of Honor recipient’s story finally comes to light NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - It’s time to set the record straight for Sgt. Henry Johnson.
Democrat and Chronicle -- Sun, 28 Jun 2015 Hilkert takes command of aviation regiment For roughly the next two years, Capt. Kenneth Hilkert won’t have too many opportunities to kick up his feet and relax.