ROCHESTER --Three New York Army National Guard pilots were killed on January 20, when a UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter crashed in the town of Mendon, New York on the night of January 20, 2021 during a training flight.Killed were (from Left): Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian Koch and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Prial.Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General of New York, asked members of the New York National Guard to pray for Please pray for Skoda, Koch and Prial and their families and friends.
"Their legacy of service will not be forgotten," Shields said in a message to the force.
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Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 26 Oct 2021 New York Guard hosts biological, chemical dispersal drill NEW YORK The New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team is hosting 124 counterparts from 19 other states in New York City this week to support a homeland security exercise focused... (more)
WRGB -- Mon, 25 Oct 2021 Schenectady police mourn loss of decorated patrolman, veteran SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB) Chief Eric S. Clifford announced Monday the sudden passing of Patrolman Corey Shields, a veteran officer of the Schenectady Police Department. Patrolman Shields has... (more)
WIVB -- Sat, 23 Oct 2021 Youngstowns Best Warrior Competition kicks off (video) YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) Friday kicked off the annual Best Warrior Competition in Youngstown. 15 national guard soldiers from across the state are competing in a three-day test of knowledge,... (more)