Story by: 1st Lt. Jean Marie Kratzer - 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Dated: Mon, Dec 16, 2013
Spc. Anthony Serrano of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade shows Army National Guard Director Lt. Gen. William Ingram Jr., operational systems used for the Brigade’s regional aviation partnership exercises, Monday, Dec.16, 2013 at Camp Buehring. The 42nd CAB is replacing a Texas Army National Guard unit in Kuwait and will conduct several joint exercises with nations in the region while maintaining an American presence there as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Jean Marie Kratzer/ Released)
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait --“The arrival of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) brought immediate training, missions, transfer of authority, and a visit from the director of the Army National Guard Lt. Gen William E. Ingram Jr. and the Command Sgt. Major of the Army National Guard Brunk W. Conley.
The 42nd CAB deployed to Kuwait in December, and is conducting several joint exercises with
nations in the region while maintaining an American presence there.
Ingram and Conley visited various training sites on Buehring on Dec. 16, 2013 where the 42nd CAB demonstrated the capabilities of AH-64D and UH-60s, to increase their familiarity of the operations and regional partnership exercises the 42nd CAB will conduct.
During the visit Ingram and Conley met with soldiers from the 642nd Aviation Support Brigade, 1-189th General Support Aviation Brigade, and the 4-227th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion.
“I encourage all of you soldiers to train and work on your education, spend your time wisely,” said Conley. “The committed, dedicated, and patriotic have come into the National Guard.”
Several soldiers from the brigade had the opportunity to sit down for lunch with Ingram and Conley where they spoke and listened to each of the junior enlisted soldiers.
“Continue your career and what you do every day as a soldier,” said Ingram. “Our Army has become the strongest in the world because of each and every one of you. I am proud to represent each of you at the national level.”
While the 42nd CAB is deployed to Kuwait the Brigade will conduct military partnership operations to support ARCENT and improve multi-national interoperability, leading to greater stability and stronger partnerships in the region.