New York Helicopter Crew Trains in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY-- A CH-47 belonging to the New York Army National Guard’s B Company, 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation, is seen between the blades of a UH-60 assigned to the Kentucky Army National Guard at the flight facility on Jan. 27. The New York helicopter was in Kentucky so that three Kentucky aviators assigned to the Chemical Biological Radiological and High-Yield Explosive Consequence Management Response Force can maintain their proficiency at flying the heavy lift helicopter. This is a great partnership, said Capt. Eric Fritz, commander of 1st Detachment, Bravo Co., 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, New York National Guard. We enjoy coming down to Kentucky to train with these guys, especially in the colder months.

Feb 07, 2011

Putting Up the Big TOC

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. - Private First Class Donald Ingoldsby, Jr., Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, assissts other HHC Soldiers as they practice erecting a Base-X tent system at Guilderland Rifle Range, Saturday, Apr. 4. The 42nd Combat Avn. Bde. is training for their "live" Tactical Operations Center Excercise in May.

Apr 06, 2009

Army National Guard Picks Top Soldiers for 2009

LATHAM--The New York Army National Guard's Top Soldiers for 2009 are, from left,Specialist Sebastian McClendon Company A, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, Traditional Soldier of the Year; Staff Sgt Tiffany Streit,Headquarters and Headquarters Company 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade ,Active Guard Reserve NCO of the Year; and Staff Sgt Morgan Cady,Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 104th Military Police Battalion,Traditional Non-Commissioned Officer Of the Year. Ten Soldiers were entered in the final evaluation which took place March 28-29 at Joint Forces Headquarters - New York.  

Mar 29, 2009

Preparing For Aviation Homecoming

LATHAM--Valerie Bennett and her six-year old daughter Haley, pickup information on the New York Army National Guard Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program during the National Guard's Family Program mid-deployment event, March 28, at the Latham headquarters. Bennett's husband, Sgt. First Class Robert Bennett is deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation, and is expected to return this summer.

Mar 29, 2009

The Pressure Is Off

ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. - Sergeant 1st Class Mike Judge (left) and Spc. Brad Provost, crew members for Detachment 20, C-12 Operational Support Airlift headquartered in Latham, N.Y. react to a quick decompression exercise inside the high-altitude oxygen chamber here on Feb. 25, by connecting their breathing apparatus to an emergency air tank. The two Soldiers are among ten New York Army National Guard Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan as part of Task Force ODIN, an aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission. Every aviation Soldier must pass the high-altitude training before deploying as part of the task force. Detachment 20 will leave for Fort Benning, Ga. in mid-March for active duty training as part of a larger aviation unit.

Feb 26, 2009

High-Tech Radio Links NY Army National Guard

Mr. David Moose from the Harris Radio Company instructs Pvt. William Babineau, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, on the AN/PRC-150 Harris radio system inside a New York Army National Guard Humvee on the newest high-tech communications radio available to the New York Army National Guard. This communication innovation augments and adds a mobile capability to the long-standing VCR-100 ground-based system and the ARC-220 aircraft-based system. The Harris radio provides an Automatic Link Establishment to other networked Harris radios in a matter of seconds by finding an open frequency and linking the radios together. The Harris system is an external dipole antenna system hooked to a battery powered man pack capable of transmitting up to 1200 miles. When installed in a military vehicle with the power amplifier connected, it can transmit in excess of 3000 miles. The major advantage of having this combination of HF radio systems allows unit commanders to have long range command and control of battle operations working from either their ground vehicle, an aircraft or a base station.

Jan 15, 2008

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