Rochester Guard Soldiers ready for flooding

SODUS POINT-- Four Soldiers assigned to the Army Aviation Support Facility in Rochester pose with Major General Ray Shields the Adjutant General of New York in Sodus Point N.Y. on April 29 prior to a press conference Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo held there. The governor was announcing actions to deal with potential Lake Ontario flooding including placing New York National Guard members on standby. Picture are (from left) Sgt. Michael LeBron Detachment 1 Bravo Company 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation; Staff Sgt. Jennifer Meyer; Staff Sgt. Daniel Baetge; and Sgt. 1st C lass Joseph Maloney all of Headquarters and Support Company 642nd Support Battalion (Courtesy Photo)

Apr 29, 2019

642nd leaders train at West Point reaction course

WEST POINT --1st Lt. Paul Kelly and 1st Lt. Jessica Persoon both assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, New York Army National Guard work together to negotiate the river crossing obstacle at the United States Military Academy Leadership Reaction Course at West Point N.Y. on Dec. 8 2018. The training was designed so 642nd senior leaders could test their problem solving and decision-making skills while learning how to work better together.

Dec 19, 2018

Troops train on leader reaction course

OLEAN --New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Alpha Company, 642nd Aviation Support Battalion test their leadership and team work skills on a Leadership Reaction Course (LRC) at St. Bonaventure University, Olean N.Y., on April 14, 2018. Soldiers had to transfer all members of their team, across the platform and back in order to complete the mission.

Apr 20, 2018

NYNG responds to Lake Ontario flooding

HAMLIN--Soldiers from the 642nd Aviation Brigade load sandbags for use by the a Hamlin resident on Tuesday, May 2, in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo's declaration of an emergency along Lake Ontario's shoreline due to high water levels. The state is making available 365,000 sandbags that will be used to shore up areas of Lake Ontario shoreline which are eroding due to high water levels. The New York National Guard is one of the state agencies the governor has directed to respond.

May 03, 2017

New Commander for 642nd Aviation Support Bn

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP--Lt.Col. Todd Bookless the new commander of the New York Army National Guards 642nd Aviation Support Battalion accepts the battalions colors from Col. Jack James (right) the commander of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade during change-of-command ceremonies on Saturday June 18 at Fort Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania. The battalion is attending Annual Training at the Pennsylvania Army base.

Jun 22, 2016

Employers Learn About Guard

LONG ISLAND--New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion meet employers who took part in an boss lift sponsored by the 642nd Aviation support Battalon and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program at Rocky Point Natural Resource Center in Rocky Point N.Y. on Saturday March 12. The bosses met at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Ronkonkoma and took part in an orientation flight on board a UH-60 from the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation and A CH-47 assigned to Co. B. 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation over New York City before observing training on the ground. The units are part of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

Mar 16, 2016

New Commander for Aviation Support Troops

ROCHESTER--New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Michael Charnley accepts the colors of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion during Change of Command Ceremonies at the Patriot Way Armory here on Saturday, Oct. 25. Charnley took command of the battalion- which returned from a deployment to Kuwait in August-- from Lt. Col. Jack James. James has been tapped to take command of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

Oct 28, 2014

Aviation Troops Welcomed Home

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - More than 120 New York Army National Guard Soldiers and family members of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion take part in the New York Army National Guard's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program here at the Radisson Riverside Hotel Friday, October 24. The Soldiers returned from deployment to Kuwait in August 2014. Photo by Master Sgt. Peter Towse, 42nd Infantry Division.

Oct 27, 2014

Night Slingload in Kuwait

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait--Soldiers from the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion train with aviators from 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, on night sling load operations on June 5, 2014, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait.The 642nd and 142nd, both under the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, New York Army National Guard, are deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis/Released)

Jun 12, 2014

On the Run

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait- The Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 642nd Aviation Support Battalion conduct a battalion run on May 24, 2014. The unit has been deployed in Kuwait as part of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade since December and is expected home at the end of the summer of 2014.

Jun 05, 2014

On the Run in Kuwait

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait- The Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 642nd Aviation Support Battalion,conduct a a battalion group run at 6 A.M. on May 24th, 2014, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

May 27, 2014

Anti-Tank Training in Kuwait

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion (ASB) 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a live fire of the AT-4 anti-tank weapon on May 19th 2014 near Camp Buehring Kuwait.The 642nd ASB New York Army National Guard is currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Over the deployment the battalion has been able to train its soldiers on each assigned weapon system including the MK-19 grenade launcher and M2 .50 caliber machine gun.

May 20, 2014

Slingload Training in Kuwait

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of Headquarters and Service Company of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion practice slingloading with a helicopter from Company A 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation on April 12.

Apr 15, 2014

On the Range in Kuwait

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-- A New York Army National Guard Soldier assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion sends Mark 19 grenade launcher rounds downrange during familiarization fire in Kuwait. The battalion is deployed as part of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

Apr 03, 2014

Aviation Ops in Kuwait

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of A Company 642nd Aviation Support Battalion setting up a fueling point on the flight line here during operations on January 13. The 642nd Aviation Support Battalion is in Kuwait as part of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade's operations in support of U.S. forces in that country.

Jan 14, 2014

Soldiers Deployment Recognized

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-- Members of the the New York Army National Guard’s Company B 642nd Aviation Support Battalion wait to receive deployment patches during a ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on January 1. The unit, based in Ronkonkoma, deployed to Kuwait in December to provide support to U.S. Forces there.

Jan 09, 2014

New Yorkers raise their flag in Kuwait

CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT-- New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Jack James, the commander of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion and Battalion Command Sgt. Major Mark Wilson raise the New York state flag above the battalions headquarters here on Saturday, Dec. 14 as the battalion assumed its duties providing support to the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade elements here. The Soldiers, based in Farmingdale, Dunkirk, and Rochester will be stationed in Kuwait for approximately nine months.

Dec 17, 2013

FORSCOM Commander visits New Yorkers

FORT HOOD, Texas-- General Daniel B. Allyn, commander of Forces Command, speaks with Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 642nd Aviation Support Battalion during a visit to here on Thursday, Nov. 7. The Soldiers, who mobilized at the beginning of October, are training here to prepare for a deployment to Kuwait later this year.

Nov 08, 2013

Aviation Support Soldiers Hone Their Skills

FORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of Company A, 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, negotiated obstacles on the tactical lanes training course here as part of their premobilization training on August 22. The battalion's Soldiers are preparing to deploy to Kuwait later this year.

Aug 22, 2013

National Guard Partnerships Provide Support in NYC

NEW YORK -- New York Army National Guard Soldier Sgt. Alfaro Geovanny with Company C, 642nd Aviation Support Battalion and McKineley Theobald with the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps talks with a local resident of Breezy Point, N.Y. November 28. Working with local authorities in the wake of hurricane Sandy, Geovanny and other Soldiers of the 642nd are going door to door, providing goods and services, like water and food, and also collecting data to better assess the welfare of the residents.

Nov 29, 2012

National Guard Sustains Support in NYC

NEW YORK -- New York Army National Guard Pfc. Mimmo Pirrone, an aircraft structural repairer with Company B, 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, distributes flashlights and batteries to local residents in Queens over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Nov. 25. Nearly 750 Citizen Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard remain deployed in New York City helping residents recover from the aftermath of hurricane Sandy. At its peak, more than 5,000 Soldiers, Airmen, Naval Militia Sailors, Marines and New York Guard volunteers have been on duty to assist in the relief efforts. U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Peter Towse, 42nd Infantry Division.

Nov 26, 2012

642nd Aviation Support Battalion Change of Command

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Assuming command of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion is incoming commander, Lt. Col. Scott Norcutt, who passes the Battalion colors to 642nd Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Rounds for safe-keeping on Oct. 4, at Army Aviation Support Facility #2. Colonel Michael Bobeck (right), commander of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, transitioned command authority from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Mark Stryker to Lt. Col. Norcutt.

Oct 05, 2008

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