FORT DRUM, N.Y. --The New York Army National Guard's 642d Aviation Support Battalion’s Company F, 1-169th Air Ambulance conduct Water Bucket training here July 17. Flight crews from the 1-169th flew from Wheeler Sack Airfield to Indian Lake in the Adirondacks to qualify in water bucket operations. With empty water buckets in tow, the flight crews flew filled them with 440 gallons of water and transported them prearranged drop site. In the event of a state or national emergency the unit is trained and qualified to respond and execute water bucket operations.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
Aerial Fire News -- Mon, 03 Aug 2020 New York Army National Guard Conduct Aerial Firefighting Training New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews conducted water bucket training at Round Lake Monday, July 27. The helicopters, which are based at Albany International Airport,... (more)
Tapinto Yorktown.com -- Mon, 03 Aug 2020 Yorktown Resident, NY National Guard Corporal, Wins 'Best Warrior Competition' CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. Troy Perez, a Yorktown Heights resident and a corporal in the New York Army National Guard, emerged from the 10,000-plus member force to win the Best Warrior Competition,... (more)
Daily Gazette, -- Mon, 03 Aug 2020 Col. Jeffrey Baker retires after 30 years of service: Service in Army National Guard took him all over the world LATHAM -- Join the Army See the world! Recently retired New York Army National Guard Col. Jeffrey Baker saw the world and more during his 30 years of service. And now that a retirement ceremony... (more)