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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WTEN -- Thu, 25 Feb 2021 Air National Guard Members return home from Antarctica (video) SCOTIA, N.Y. (NEWS 10) Tonight, 50 National Guard Airmen came home from Operation Deep Freeze, a mission in Antarctica that helps deliver supplies to researchers at the South Pole. Cold weather... (more)
Spectrum News -- Wed, 24 Feb 2021 NY National Guard to Hold Memorial Ceremony for Mendon Crash Victims Friday ROCHESTER, N.Y. A memorial service for the three soldiers killed in a helicopter crash last month will now take place on Friday. The New York Army National Guard will hold the service at... (more)
WAMC -- Mon, 22 Feb 2021 Orange County Resident Is Promoted To One-Star General ( Audio) An Orange County resident has been promoted to one-star general in the New York National Guard. Isabel Rivera Smith, a Goshen resident and Iraq War veteran who started in the Army as a truck... (more)