FLORIDA--A civilian search and rescue vehicle loads on board a CH-47F Chinook helicopter operated by New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to B Company 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation Regiment prior to a mission on Sanibel Island Florida on October 2 2022. At the direction of Governor Kathy Hochul the New York National Guard deployed 2 CH-47F aircraft and 11 Soldiers to assist the Florida National Guard in responding to the destruction caused by Hurricane Ian.