FORT DRUM-- Two New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Company A, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, prepare to attach a sling-load to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter piloted by aviators from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation, July 19, 2015. The Soldiers, part of the 27th IBCT are at Fort Drum participating in an Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise in preparation of the Brigades rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., scheduled for 2016.
Jul 23, 2015
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Staff Sergeant Gil Brassard and his son Specialist Ben Brassard, both truck drivers assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Company A 427th Brigade Support Battalion, watch as MRAPs and up armored humvees pull out of the Camp Phoenix motor pool, on October 31. Gil Brassard volunteered to deploy with the unit, last year after learning his son was deploying. The elder Brassard, 55, is a Marine Vietnam veteran who has also served in Iraq with New York's 719th Transportation Company in 2003. This is 23-year old Ben's first deployment.
Nov 06, 2008
SGT Jodie Brock of Co A 427 Brigade Support Battalion operates a SINCGAR communications radio during squad lane training at Fort Drum December 5, 2007. Brock's unit is preparing to mobilize in early 2008 as part of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Brigade Combat Team's Task Force Pheonix, the headquarters element for the training and support of the Afghan national army and police forces for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Nov 20, 2007