400 NY Army Guard aviation Soldiers mobilize for Middle East Mission

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK-- Four hundred New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Rochester, Dunkirk, and Long Island will leave for a deployment to Ku...

January 20, 2023
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ROCHESTER, NEW YORK-- Four hundred New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Rochester, Dunkirk, and Long Island will leave for a deployment to Kuwait on Jan. 23. The Soldiers will train in Pennsylvania and Texas before heading to the Middle East for ten months. Three hundred and fifty Soldiers are assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion who are trained to provide logistics and maintenance support to the helicopter units of an Army combat aviation brigade. Forty-five Soldiers are members of Detachment 1, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th General Support Aviation Battalion, which his based in Rochester and fly CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters.