LATHAM--Family and friends of Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation wave as Soldiers depart for Fort Hood, Texas aboard UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters following a farewell ceremony on June 9, 2022. The Soldiers will be training at Fort Hood as they prepare to deploy to Kuwait later this summer. A similar farewell ceremony was also held at the flight facility in Ronkonkoma on June 9.