STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- A team of 105th Airlift Wing maintainers hone their skills by participating in a Crash, Damaged, Disabled, Aircraft, Recovery exercise during the Unit Training Assembly Nov. 6, 2011. The exercise is an annual requirement for CCDAR team proficiency which also lets Airmen use the palletized equipment and ensures it is ready for use. Recover kits are made up of inflatable air bags, protective mats, air manifolds, hoses and air compressors. Recovery of a damaged or disabled aircraft is not as simple as just inflating some bags under the plane. CCDAR teams use instructions called Technical Orders which instruct them on locating the proper lift points, how to prepare the ground under the lift points, maximum bag height, bag inflation order and air pressures to name a few of the requirements.
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Time Warner Cable News -- Sun, 22 May 2016 More Than 3,000 National Guard Members Train at Fort Drum FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 3,000 members of the New York National Guard have been training on Fort Drum the past few days. The training serves as the final step before they head to the Army's... (more)
Army.mil -- Fri, 20 May 2016 New York Army National Guard EOD experts meet Ravens Challenge ORISKANY, N.Y.--The remote-controlled robot bumped across the divots of the grassy field until it reached the downed toy drone. Its camera gazed up and down as it examined the explosive device... (more)
Popular Science -- Fri, 20 May 2016 National Guard Blows Up Drone With Lunch Box Bomb During Training Look, I'm not going to beat the lede from the New York National Guard, so here it is in full: The remote-controlled robot bumped across the divots of the grassy field until it reached the... (more)