FORT DRUM-- An MQ-9 assigned to the 174th Fighter Wing takes to the air for the first time at Fort Drum’s Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. Working out of its launch and recovery site at Wheeler-Sack the 174th flew its own MQ-9 Reaper for the first time on Tuesday Oct. 18. The 174th has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to receive permission to fly and just last week was approved for flying. The fighter wing will fly the remotely piloted aircraft in restricted airspace around Fort Drum to train pilots and sensor operators working from Syracuse’s Hancock Field.
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Syracuse.com -- Thu, 14 Nov 2019 Rep. Anthony Brindisi gains post on House Armed Services Committee Rep. Anthony Brindisi gains post on House Armed Services Committee
Nationalguard.mil -- Wed, 13 Nov 2019 NY National Guard, South Africa hold annual defense meeting PRETORIA, South Africa American and South African military officials, including a New York National Guard team headed by Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, explored joint training and exchange opportunities... (more)
WTEN -- Mon, 11 Nov 2019 This is Boss Lift (Video) SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense program that gives employers of guard and reserve members opportunities to get a... (more)