New York Army Guard Soldiers from Rochester, statewide leaving for Kuwait deployment

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — 400 New York Army National Guard aviation soldiers from Rochester, Dunkirk, and Long Island will leave for training in Pen...

January 22, 2023
12:06 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — 400 New York Army National Guard aviation soldiers from Rochester, Dunkirk, and Long Island will leave for training in Pennsylvania and Texas on Sunday. They will deploy to Kuwait for nearly ten months following two weeks of training at a training base near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania called Fort Indiantown Gap. After the two weeks, the unit will deploy to Fort Hood, Texas and undergo two months of training before deploying to Kuwait. 350 soldiers are assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, which has elements located in Rochester and Dunkirk, as well as Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma on Long Island, who are trained to provide logistics and maintenance support to the helicopter units of an Army combat aviation brigade.

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