Rochester-based Soldiers deploy to Afghanistan

ROCHESTER --New York army National Guard Soldiers of Charlie Company of 1st Battalion 171st General Support Aviation stand in formation during a Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Rochester N.Y. Jan. 2 2018. The 46 Soldiers of Charlie Company were preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. The Yellow Ribbon Ceremony is a ceremony for family and friends to say goodbye their soldiers before they leave. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Andrew Valenza)

Jan 04, 2019

NY Army Guard aids in N.C. Rescues

ROCKY POINT, N.C.--Army Staff Sgt. Charles Gabriel, a member of the New York Army National Guard's Company C, 1st Battalion 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, works with members of the FEMA Seach and Rescue Task Force 6 and the Greensboro, North Carolina Fire Department to rescue a 78-year old man from the roof of his house in Rocky Point, North Carolina on Sept. 18, 2018. The man was hoisted up to a hovering UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter in a Stokes basket. The New York Army National Guard deployed ten Soldiers and two UH-60 helicopters from Company C 1-171st GSAB to assist in the Hurricane Florence response.

Sep 20, 2018

Hoist Training Over Oneida Lake

CICERO--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Stephen Tschiderer, a fllight medic assigned to Company F, 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion,brings a simulated casualty on board a hovering UH-60 helicopter during a training exercise near Frenchman Island pier on Oneida Lake in Cicero, N.Y., during a training exercise with local volunteer fire departments on Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Jul 23, 2015

Raining Buckets in Adirondacks

FORT DRUM, N.Y. --The New York Army National Guard's 642d Aviation Support Battalion’s Company F, 1-169th Air Ambulance conduct Water Bucket training here July 17. Flight crews from the 1-169th flew from Wheeler Sack Airfield to Indian Lake in the Adirondacks to qualify in water bucket operations. With empty water buckets in tow, the flight crews flew filled them with 440 gallons of water and transported them prearranged drop site. In the event of a state or national emergency the unit is trained and qualified to respond and execute water bucket operations.

Jul 22, 2014

New York Aviators Train At Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas-- Black Hawk helicopter crew members of Company F, 1-169th General Support Aviation Battalion (Air Ambulance), an Army National Guard unit with Soldiers from Missouri, New York, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania, prepare to medically evacuate a simulated casualty from the Army Reserve’s 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command out of Los Angeles during training conducted by Division West’s 479th Field Artillery and 166th Aviation Brigades at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 2. The Reserve and National Guard units are training with Division West before deploying to Afghanistan.

Nov 15, 2012

Medivac Soldiers Deploying

ROCHESTER-- Family members of 43 Soldiers assigned to F Co. 1-169 General Support Aviation Battalion watch as the unit's UH-60 Blackhawks make their final fly over on their way to Ft. Hood, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Soldiers, who fly medical evacuation helicopters, will train at Fort Hood before deploying to Afghanistan.The unit conducted a farewell ceremony on Sept. 28.

Oct 02, 2012

National Guard Snake Eaters

MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Spc. Larry Sloan (left), and Spc. Amber Davis (right), examine a snake Sloan foraged during survival training near the Mount Morris Dam Thursday, April 22. The two Soldiers are crew chiefs with the 249th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) based in Rochester which was conducting survival training at Mount Morris Dam, a facility owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Soldiers taking part in the exercise boiled and ate the snake.

Apr 23, 2010

Lights, Camera, Action

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – More than fifteen minutes of fame came to Sgt. Stephen Tschiderer, 249th Air Ambulance Company, as he is interviewed by Frank Grimes, a contract video producer for The History Channel June 27. Tschiderer, who served as a medic with E Troop, 101st Cavalry under the 256th Brigade Combat Team, Louisiana Army National Guard, was deployed in 2004-2005 to Iraq. While deployed, he was shot by a sniper from a van. The sniper videotaped the attack and was surprised by Tschiderer when his protective body armor stopped the bullet resulting in Tschiderer and other members of Troop A pursuing and capturing the sniper and his accomplices. The interview will be part of The History Channel’s “Shock Wave” series and is expected to air sometime in the Fall.

Jul 01, 2008

Guard Hosts Rochester Wings

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Chief Warrant Officer James "Jim" Hall answers questions about the UH-1V Helicopter during the Seventh Annual Rochester Wings event on Saturday June 14. Hall is a pilot with the 249th Medical Company, (Air Ambulance). "Hosting this event is fun and it's a great way to get the word out about the National Guard" said Hall. Attendees were able to view vintage and military aircraft, talk to pilots and crew members and even climb inside the planes and helicopters. Free plane rides were available to children through the Young Eagle Program as well as seminars on a variety of aviation related topics. The Army National Guard partnered with Monroe County, the Greater Rochester International Airport, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) to sponsor this event.

Jun 20, 2008

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Unit Info Last Modified: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 © NYS DMNA: Unit Information: C Co. 1-171st General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB)