BUFFALO--A member of the West Virigina Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion 19th Special Forces Group ( Airborne) exits a CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation, over Lake Erie in Buffalo, N.Y. on Sept. 5, 2018. The New York aircrew was assisting members of the West Virginia Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion 19th Special Forces Group ( Airborne) in conducting helocast training. Helocasting is a technique that involves personnel exiting a helicopter into water. It is used to insert small groups behind enemy lines.
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Business Insider -- Wed, 20 Feb 2019 The 6 most powerful US states, ranked by National Guard forces that are bigger than some countries' As of December 2018, nearly 430,000 Americans served in the US Army and Air National Guard, according to Department of Defense data.
Citizen Soldier -- Tue, 12 Feb 2019 The Army National Guard's First Muster Born in Need: The Army National Guard's First Muster The oldest component of the United States Armed Forces, the Army National Guard, has always been the cornerstone of our Nation's defense.... (more)
Rome Sentinel -- Tue, 12 Feb 2019 224th Air Defense Group promotes four Four members of the New York Air National Guard's 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) have been promoted in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.