Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone, 42nd Infantry Division.
LATHAM, N.Y. -- The New York Army National Guard welcomed two UH-72 Light Utility Helicopters to the fleet of rotary wing aircraft operated by its Army aviation units here June 29. The new helicopters were purchased specifically to be used in domestic operations in aid of law enforcement or during state emergencies. The UH-72A Lakota is the newest helicopter to enter service with the U.S. Army. It is a variant of the Eurocopter EC-145 and is manufactured in Columbus, Miss. The Lakota performs light utility and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) missions for the Army and Army National Guard (ARNG) in areas outside a combat zone. Seating capacity of the Lakota is for two pilots and six passengers. Two stretchers can be installed for MEDEVAC missions with a crew of four: pilot, co-pilot and two medics. The helicopter’s large cockpit and cabin windows provide excellent visibility through all quadrants.
NY National Guard In the News
News Observer -- Fri, 21 Nov 2014
More on the snow: snowbound band, football effects
Lake-effect storms have dumped more than 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area in the past few days, and more is possible, along with potential rain and flooding this weekend. The storm... (more)
Niagara Gazette -- Fri, 21 Nov 2014
Wintry Weather New York (Photo)
New York Army National Guard soldiers from the 152nd Engineer Company use heavy equipment to assist in snow removal efforts Thursday in West Seneca.
Department of Defense -- Fri, 21 Nov 2014
New York National Guard responds to historic snowfall in Western New York
BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 --For some 375 or so members of the New York National Guard called out to assist in western New York’s snow emergency, the biggest impression was the stark... (more)