WATERVLIET--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Donald Leinfelder explains to Ray Gaston, Watervliet Arsenal support division chief, how a similar armor kit may have saved his life during a 2005 firefight in Iraq.
Since 2004 the Arsenal team has produced more than 15,000 gunner protective kits and 6,000 overhead protection kits. The Arsenal has ended production of those kits as the Army switches to new types of armored vehicles.
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WKBW, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 New York National Guard identifies 3 soldiers killed in helicopter crash outside Rochester Wednesday ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) The New York Army National Guard has identified three soldiers killed in a helicopter crash outside of Rochester on Wednesday. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda,... (more)
Associated Press, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 3 dead in military helicopter crash were experienced pilots MENDON, N.Y. (AP) The three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan, officials... (more)
CBS 6 -- Wed, 20 Jan 2021 Hundreds from New York among National Guard on inauguration duty CAPITAL REGION, NY (WRGB) The country prides itself on a peaceful transition of power and in a year of division and unrest, the National Guard was at the ready to ensure that happened Wednesday.... (more)