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Infantrymen Brush Up on Slingload Training

SENECA ARMY DEPOT, N.Y. -- Soldiers of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry from Ithaca,trained with two CH-47 Chinook helicopters and their crews from Bravo Company, Det. 1, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation out of Rochester at Seneca Army Depot, on Saturday, June 7. The depot is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. Newly trained pathfinder and air assault Soldiers trained the company on how to sling load the Co. D uparmored and soft skinned Humvees. When the CH-47s arrived, the flight crews verified the loads and gave rehearsals for the loading and unloading the aircraft. Each of the trained hook up crews rotated through hooking the sling loads up and the Chinooks flew a short pattern with the 5,000 lbs and 12, 000 lbs Humvees. Each of the four assault platoons in Co. D were flown around Canandaigua and Keuka Lakes. While aboard the helicopter Company Commander Gary Clark was able to promote Spc. Joshua Meriwether to Sergeant.

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NY National Guard In the News

The Saratogian -- Sat, 21 Nov 2015 New Air Guard exhibit opens at New York State Military Museum SARATOGA SPRINGS-- A Soviet-made anti-aircraft gun captured by U.S. Marines during the 1991 Persian Gulf War is the focal point of a new exhibit at the New York State Military Museum, 61 Lake... (more)

Times Union -- Thu, 19 Nov 2015 Exhibit explores nearly 100 years of NY Air National Guard "Ever Upward: The History of the New York Air National Guard" is a new exhibit that opens Saturday in the New York State Military Museum on Lake Avenue in Saratoga Springs.

Air Force Magazine -- Tue, 17 Nov 2015 Last Viper from Syracuse The New York National Guard recently inaugurated a combat-veteran F-16A, now on display outside the state's Guard joint forces headquarters in Latham, N. Y.

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