Photo by Master Sgt. Peter Towse, 42nd Infantry Division
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers of Detachment 1, Company B, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion perform preflight checks on the RQ-7 Shadow here at Wheeler Sack Army Airfield.
The training at Fort Drum this week completes the unit’s new equipment fielding of the RQ-7, providing maintenance and operations Soldiers with experience in launching and recovering the aircraft and providing communications direct to the ground control station in the brigade command post. The unit is scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan early next year.
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 soldiers’... (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 Army’s warrior of the year. YNN’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
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