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Getting an Aerial Surveillance Unit Off the Ground
Soldiers working on UAV.
Photo by Lt. Col. Scott Norcutt, 642nd Avaition Support Battalion
CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Specialist Jeremy Southcott, Pfc. Timothy Strong and Sgt. Glen Follett check and refill oil in a "Shadow" aircraft during routine maintenance. The Soldiers are New York Army National Guard members of Detachment 1 (Unmanned Aerial Surveillance), Company B (Military Intelligence), 27th Special Troops Battalion.
The UAS Detachment was organized in 2009 and was at Camp Shelby for the past two months to train on and acquire the new surviallance aircraft.
Currently, Det. 1 is at more than 75 percent trained and ready to take on a war fighter mission according to Chief Warrant Officer Ronny Blatchford.

NY National Guard In the News

Observer -- Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Dunkirk National Guard Soldiers among those at Fort Drum for training

More than 250 New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion Rear Detachment are participating in annual training at Fort Drum this month. The soldiers arrived... (more)

Associated Press -- Tue, 22 Jul 2014

New York Guard members conducting annual training

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Two hundred members of New York state’s volunteer defense force are conducting their annual weeklong training program at a Hudson Valley military site.

Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014

New York Army National Guard Soldiers Training on Fort Drum

It’s usually the one time out of the year that New York Army National Guard Soldiers get to train with their entire battalion. Reporter Elizabeth Jeneault was in Fort Drum, where... (more)

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