Soldiers clear hydrants in Kinderhook

KINDERHOOK--New York Army National Guard Soldiers Spec. Frederick Butt ( left) and Spec. Ryan Baranski ( right) both assigned to the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation clear snow from a fire hydrant in Kinderhook N.Y. on Dec. 3 2019 following a snow storm which hit the northeast on Sunday Dec. 1 and lasted two days. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo placed up to 300 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen on duty in the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region of New York to assist local governments following the storm. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Major Michael Squires)

Dec 03, 2019

Aviators conduct fire bucket training

ROUND LAKE --A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter prepares to conduct water bucket training in Round Lake N.Y. April 17 2019. The collapsible buckets which are hung underneath the helicopters can dump 560 gallons of water on a fire each time they are used. Each spring Army National Guard helicopter crew members and maintenance personnel retrain on how to attach the buckets to Black Hawk helicopters and then practice picking up water and dumping it.

Apr 17, 2019

Aviation Soldiers complete New Mexico March

WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE -- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation pose for a photo after completing the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range on March 17, The team completed the grueling 26.2 mile ruck march through the New Mexico desert while carrying over 35 pounds each. They finished 24th in the Team Military Heavy Co-Ed Division. Pictured left to right CW3 Christopher Munz (HHC 3-142 AHB), SSG Jonathan Warshauer (HHC 3-142 AHB), CW2 Meghan Polis (Co A 3-142 AHB), 1LT Richard Siracusano (Co B 3-142 AHB), and SGT Douglas Chmura (Co B 3-142 AHB).

Mar 20, 2019

3-142nd Takes Army Combat Fitness Test

LATHAM--New York Army National Guard Soldiers from 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation Regiment New York Army National Guard perform the drag event during an Army Combat Fitness Test training at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham N.Y. Mar. 9 2019.

Mar 14, 2019

NY Helicopters Fly to National Training Center

LATHAM--Five UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation leave Army Aviation Support Facility #3 in Latham heading for the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. Another five aircraft were flying west from Ronkonkoma as well. The aircraft and 70 aircrew will participate in an exercise being conducted by the 256th IBCT.

Jul 23, 2018

NY Army Guard UH-60s Fight Fire in North Country

ALTONA--New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation Division deliver 660 gallons of water onto a forest fire in Flat Rock State Forest in Altona, N.Y. on Friday, July 13 2018. Two UH-60 aircrews responded to a fire that broke out in Altona N.Y. and spread across 500 acres over the July 13-15 period. The aviators also flew a mission in support of fire fighters on Sunday, July 15.

Jul 16, 2018

Aviators give ROTC cadets a lift

LATHAM, N.Y. -- N.Y. Army National Guard Sgt. Joseph Roth , a member of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation, gives cadets from the Siena College Reserve Officer Training Corps(ROTC) a safety brief on UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters before flying in Latham N.Y. April 5 2018. The 3-142nd was flying the ROTC cadets to Burlington V.T. for their monthly training.

Apr 06, 2018

Guard Soldiers provide aid

PUERTO RICO--Soldiers of the New York Army National Guards 3rd Battalion and the 442nd Military Police Company conduct an aid mission in Ciales Puerto Rico on Oct. 11 2017. Five Soldiers from 442 MP Company provided security while UH-60s conducted three trips with five pallets of water and six pallets of MREs.The battalion deployed 60 Soldiers and four UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters to Puerto Rico to conduct relief missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Oct 13, 2017

New Friends in Puerto Rico

PUERTO RICO-- A member of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation makes new friends while on a mission to deliver aid in Puerto Rico. The battalion has deployed four UH-60s and 60 Soldiers to the island to help deal with the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.

Oct 06, 2017

NY Aviators help in Puerto Rico

New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion work with local residents to unload emergency supplies in Puerto Rico on Oct. 1 2017. The battalion sent 60 Soldiers and 4 UH-60s to assit the Puerto Rico National Guard in responding to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Oct 04, 2017

NY Aviation Troops Head to Puerto Rico

New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation Regiment based in Ronkonkoma N.Y. load two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters at Islip MacArthur Airport into a C-17 Globemaster flown by the New York Air National Guards 105th Airlift Wing from Newburgh N.Y. September 27 2017. The New York National Guard is deploying four Blackhawks and 60 aircrews and ground support personnel to Puerto Rico in support of recovery operations for the Puerto Rico National Guard. Photo by Col. Mark Slusar Joint Force Headquarters New York Army National Guard.

Sep 27, 2017

NY Army Guard UH-60s head for Florida

RONKONKOMA, N.Y.-- UH-60s assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation head towards Richmond, Va. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 on the first leg of a two day trip to Jacksonville, Fl. A total of 10 aircraft from flight facilities at Latham, Ronkonkoma and Rochester and 55 Soldiers were part of the deployment.

Sep 11, 2017

NY Army Guard aviators train with 10th Mountain

FORT DRUM-- N.Y. Army National Guard Soldier, Sgt. Shawn Bradley, a crew chief with 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation, instructs active duty Soldiers from Bravo Battery 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, on how to enter a Black Hawk for artillery raids on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 13, 2017. National Guard and Active Duty Soldiers worked together for this training on other missions throughout the week.

Aug 15, 2017

National Guard gives lift to 10th Mountain

A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, takes a picture of a UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter lifting a M119A2 Howitzer on Fort Drum, N.Y., July 14, 2017. the 10th Mountain Division Soldiers from Bravo Battery were conducting air artillery raids with support from the New York Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Andrew Valenza)

Aug 03, 2017

Aviator caps 31-years of Army piloting

LATHAM--U.S. Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 5 assigned to 1st Battalion 142nd Aviation shakes hands with fellow Soldiers at the Army Aviation Support Facility 3 Latham N.Y. June 22 2017. Rodda completed his Final Flight with the New York Army National Guard an important ceremony for Air Force and Army pilots marking their last flight with the military.

Jun 23, 2017

Soldiers honored for heroism

RONKONKONMA-- Four New York Army National Guard Soldiers who received New York's highest medal for heroism, the Medal for Valor, stand in formation during award ceremonies on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Army Aviation Support Facility # 1 in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. The men were recognized for rescuing the pilot of a light plane which crashed in flames on Feb. 26. They are, from left, Sgt. Yaanique Scott, Warrant Officer Christopher Hansen, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Aaron Pacholk and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ronald Ramirez.

Jun 05, 2017

Fire bucket training at Round Lake

ROUND LAKE-- New York Army National Guard aircrew from the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation prepare to fill a Bambi Bucket with water from Round Lake N.Y. May 31 2017. The aviators were conducting a slow pick-up in order to fill their bucket with as much water as possible which they would next practice dumping out.

Jun 01, 2017

NYARNG aviators fly water to troops in field

FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard aviators of the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation sling-load a trailer of water, known as a water buffalo, to the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team here on May 20. The aviators delivered the water buffalo to a supply area maintained by the brigade's 427th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB). About 3,000 brigade troops trained here from May 19 to 22 to rehearse for their exercise at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana in July. The 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation is part of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

May 23, 2016

New Commander for 3-142nd Aviation

Lt. Col. Kevin Ferreira receives the battalion colors from 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade Commander Col. Jack James, center, as he takes command from Lt. Col. Jeffrey Baker, at right, of the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Camp Smith, N.Y. (New York Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis/Released)

Oct 17, 2015

Aviation supporters training at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Spc. Taylor Bechand, a member of Company E, 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation, adjusts the fuel flow on a HEMTT fuel tanker while setting up a Forward Arming and Refueling Point, or FARP, during the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade's annual training at Fort Drum on July 21, 2015.

Jul 31, 2015

New York Guard Aviators Train with Army Reserve

COOPERSTOWN-- A Soldier with the Army Reserves 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion disembarks from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter belonging to the New York Army National Guard's A Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation during a training exercise in Cooperstown, New York Saturday, June 13, 2015.

Jun 16, 2015

Blackhawk loaded up for Puerto Rico Trip

RONKONKOMA--A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter assigned to the New York Army National Guards 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation loads onto a C-17 operated by the New York Air National Guards 105th Airlift Wing at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Ronkonkoma N.Y. on Tuesday Dec. 9. The helicopter will be flown to Puerto Rico to support an exercised being conducted by the New York Army National Guards 1st Battalion 69th Infantry.

Dec 09, 2014

Rounds Downrange in Kuwait

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-- A Soldier from the 3rd Battalion 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion engages targets with a 240B machine gun during gunnery training here on June 3. The company, along with other elements of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade is deployed in Kuwait. Engaging targets on the ground is the first step in aerial gunnery training. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion 238th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) from the Michigan Army National Guard , currently assigned to the brigde, also participated in the training.

Jun 05, 2014

New York Aviators Train with Marines

CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait--Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit board a UH-60 Blackhawk operated by the New York Army National Guard's A Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Attack Helicopter Company, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, on Jan. 20, 2013, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The Marines practiced conducting an air assault and clearing an enemy-held village as part of the joint training exercise.The 42nd CAB, New York Army National Guard, operates rotary winged aircraft in the region in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and regularly trains with other U.S. military branches to enhance joint service capabilities.

Jan 28, 2014

New York Aviators Train on Ship Landings

USS HARPERS FERRY, Arabian Gulf--A New York Army National Guard helicopters flown by Company A , 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation is guided onto the deck of the USS Harpers Ferry by Navy Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Brynn Proudfoot, from Houston, Mn, on Dec. 26, 2013 during deck land qualification trials. The Army National Guard aviators and Navy conducted joint training to build familiarity with each other's equipment and procedures, including landing different models of rotary wing aircraft on Navy Dock Landing Ships (LSD's).The aircraft are part of the task force lead by the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade in Kuwait.

Jan 02, 2014

Fort Drum MP's Train with Guard Aviators

FORT DRUM, NY -- Soldiers assigned to 91st Military Police Battalion's protective service detail exit a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a joint training exercise with the New York Army National Guard 's B Company 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation Regiment (Assault Helicopter). The PSD was conducting hot and cold load training to better prepare themselves for a possible deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Aug 29, 2013

Soldiers/Airmen Work Together

RONKONKOMA-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Army Aviation Support Facility #1 here work togther with airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing to load a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on board a New York Air National Guard C-17 as the helicopter is shipped away for depot maintenance at the Theater Aviation Maintenance and Sustainment Group in Groton Connecticut at the on April 26.

Apr 30, 2013

Helicopter Mission in New York

NEW YORK-- A New York Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk flies in front of the Freedom Tower, which is under construction in New York City, during a mission in support of Operation Sandy, the New York National Guard response to Hurricane Sandy's impact on New York City and Long Island. More than 3,000 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are on duty and Army National Guard helicopters had flown more than 75 missions as of Nov. 9.

Nov 10, 2012

The 3-142nd Receives New Commander

LATHAM, NY -- Lt. Col. Jeffery Baker, the new Battalion Commander of the 3-142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, receives the Battalion guidon from Col. Mark Stryker, Brigade Commander of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade during the Changing of Command of the Battalion from Lt. Col. Mark Slusar to Lt. Col. Jeffery Baker on 7 September, 2012.

Sep 10, 2012

Gunnery Training at Fort AP Hill

FORT AP HILL-- Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion engage targets from a hovering UH-60 during aerial gunnery training here on Apr. 17. The unit enlisted gunners qualified by hitting stationary and moving targets with an M-240 machine gun mounted to the side of a UH-60 Blackhawk.

Apr 19, 2012

New York Army Guard Pilot Interviewed on Fox TV

NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Michelle Roxby, a helicopter pilot in Company B 3rd Battalion 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion speaks to Jenna Lee, the anchor of the Fox News show Happening Now about jobs for veterans on Monday, Feb. 6. Roxby outlined the skills military members bring to employers and spoke about her own efforts to get a civilian job.

Feb 07, 2012

Tough Training at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Pfc. Jacob Weitzel from Company D 3rd Battalion 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion vaults a wall to secure a village during the dismounted execution fight lane September 20, 2011 during premobilization training here. The premobilization training encompasses a number of individual and team tasks required for deployment overseas. The unit is part of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade and is slated to deploy to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

Oct 04, 2011

On the Lookout

FORT DRUM-- A Maine Army Guard Soldier training with the New York Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion scans for the enemy as he goes through the combat course here on Sept. 24. The unit is training for a potential deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

Sep 27, 2011

Aviation Soldiers Prepare for Deployment

FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of Detachment 1, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, prepare a wounded pilot for transport during the mounted execution training lane September 17, 2011. The premobilization training encompasses a number of individual and team tasks required for deployment overseas. The unit is part of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade and is slated to deploy to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

Sep 23, 2011

Aviation Soldiers Train at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion practice the proper way to cross concertina wire during training here on Friday, Sept. 16. The unit is slated to deploy to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

Sep 19, 2011

Aviation Soldiers Hone Tactical Skills

FORT DRUM -- Soldiers of Co. A, 3rd Bn, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion prepare to enter and clear a building during the premobilization training here Sept. 16, 2011.

Sep 16, 2011

Aviation Soldiers Learn Checkpoint Techniques

FORT DRUM -- Sgt. Mark Keisecker, a premobilization trainer from Company B, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, explains how to search a suspect vehicle to Soldiers of Co. A, 3rd Bn, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion during the brigade’s premobilization training here Sept. 14.

Sep 15, 2011

Aviators Load Supplies for Mountain Towns

LATHAM, N.Y. -- Sgt. Larry Sloan (left), Sgt. Jason Dolan (center) and other New York Army National Guard aviation Soldiers load food aboard a UH60 Blackhawk helicopter at Army Aviation Support Facility 3 on Aug. 31. The food was contributed by the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, and the aviation Soldiers flew it to the victims of flooding which occured in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Sep 01, 2011

National Guard Aviators Make the News

SCHOHARIE-- A WTEN Channel 10 news team films members of the New York Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation as they conduct sling load training here on Thursday, November 18. The helicopter crew trained using a 5700 lb. block of concrete to simulate as a load.

Nov 18, 2010

Fire Fighting Training on the Mohawk

COLONIE--A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter of the New York Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation in Latham conducts a training run with the Firehawk fire fighting system over the Mohawk River on August 4. The unit practices water bucket and Firehawk operations annually in case they are need to support the civil authorities with fighting wild fires. The Firehawk allows the air crew to siphon 1000 gallons of water in about one minute and deliver it to the scene of a fire. The crew can control the rate of release based on the firefighters needs.

Aug 04, 2010

National Guard Sergeant Thanks Arsenal Employees

WATERVLIET--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Donald Leinfelder explains to Ray Gaston, Watervliet Arsenal support division chief, how a similar armor kit may have saved his life during a 2005 firefight in Iraq. Since 2004 the Arsenal team has produced more than 15,000 gunner protective kits and 6,000 overhead protection kits. The Arsenal has ended production of those kits as the Army switches to new types of armored vehicles.

Apr 15, 2010

New York Army Aviator Flies His Final Mission

RONKONOMA--Chief Warrant Officer Herbert Dargue, an Army pilot since 1967, gets doused with Champaign after completing his last mission with the New York Army National Guard on March 26, 2010. Dargue, who has more than 21,000 hours flight time in military and civilian helicopters, will be honored by his unit. Dargue is an expert at flying in New York City's congested airspace.

Mar 26, 2010

Soldiers Overseas Become Nation's Newest Citizens

BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Spc. Roberto R. Wells, a member of the 3-142 Assault Helicopter Battalion, takes his oath of U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at Al-Faw Palace March 3. The naturalization ceremony was the final step for 251 Servicemembers to become citizens of the United States. Wells is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and has served in the New York Army National Guard for the past three years. The participants were originally citizens of more than 60 countries, including 10 from Iraq. Joining Wells as Americas newest citizens from the battalion were Sgt. Daniel J. Sherwin of Canada and Sgt. Norberto M. Reyes from the Dominican Republic. Photo by Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall.

Mar 16, 2009

New York Guard Members Work Intel In Iraq

BAGHDAD--New York Army National Guard Pfc. Steven P. Fitzgerald and his fianc饠and fellow Guard member Spc. Viviana B. Molina, of the 3-142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, review intelligence reports before a briefing in Iraq. Fitzgerald, is an 18-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department, and joined the National Guard when he was 41 years old. The battalion, which has units on Long Island and in the Albany area, deployed to Iraq in August.

Dec 14, 2008

NY Aviation Unit Takes Charge in Iraq

CAMP STRYKER, Iraq As the colors of the New York Army National Guards 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion unfurled for commander Lt. Col. Al Ricci and Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Imbarrato, aircrews and Soldiers from the Jesters assumed their combat mission here in Iraq on September 25, 2008. The transfer of authority ceremony marked the culmination of more than a year of battalion training at locations such as Fort Drum, N.Y., Fort Rucker, Ala. and a predeployment training period at Fort Sill, Okla.

Oct 06, 2008

Aviation Soldiers Depart For Fort Sill

LATHAM, N.Y. - Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation board a bus on June 9 to leave for Fort Sill, Okla., where they will train for a 10-month deployment to Balad, Iraq. The 142nd consisting of the Latham-based unit, a Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based unit and a company sized unit from Missouri will conduct air transportation operations in support of Multi-National Corps Iraq as part of the 34th Aviation Brigade, an element of the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Jun 09, 2008

Latham Aviators Fly off to War

LATHAM, N.Y. -- The first five of ten UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation head out in flying formation from the Latham Army Aviation Support Facility #3 on their way to Fort Sill, Okla. Approximately 40 pilots and crew-members bid final farewells to family and were rendered salutes by other aviation Soldiers. The 142nd Aviation will train-up at Fort Sill for about two months before leaving for Iraq.

Jun 06, 2008

New York Army National Guard on Italian TV

Col. Michael Bobeck, the New York Army National Guard's State Aviation Officer, is interviewed by television reporter Riccardo Romani for a segment that aired on Sky TG24, an Italian cable news station. Bobeck's interview was part of a month-long series the network is doing called America 2008. Romani and his crew are traveling across the United States to share stories about America during the primary season. His goal, Romani said, is to let Italians know about typical Americans. The Italian TV crew visited Army Aviation Flight Support Facility Three in Latham on Jan. 10 and 11 to film Bobeck's interview, as well as members of 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation training for their deployment to Iraq in June. Romani said he wanted to include the New York National Guard in the story because it's part of the fabric of American and because the National Guard has played such an important role in America's military since 9/11. Bobeck discussed his service in Iraq, the National Guard's response to Hurricane Katrina, and how the National Guard has changed since the Cold War.

Jan 11, 2008

Aviators Grounded

A group of 142nd Aviation Regiment Soldiers use a smoke grenade for cover to attack an entrenched .50-caliber enemy machine gun-man during their dismounted fight trainiing at Fort Drum's Military Operations on Urban Terrain site, Sept. 15, 2007.

Sep 15, 2007

Aviation Troops Train at Fort Drum

Major General Joseph Taluto, the Adjutant General of New York State, observes Soldiers of E Company, 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation reviewing first aid skills, during a visit to the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade's Annual Training at Fort Drum, New York Tuesday, September 11, 2007. Pictured (from left) are Sgt. Carl Vecchio, Taluto, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Sherman, and Specialist Venessa Soto, a medic and the class instructor. Photo by LTC Eric Durr

Sep 11, 2007

Clean Up a Breeze for Local Aviation Unit

The 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation uses a UH-60 Blackhawk to extract an abandoned vehicle during a GuardHELP community project in the Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve near Ronkonkoma, Long Island June 14, 2007.

Jun 14, 2007

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