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New York Army Guard Aviators Complete Kuwait Mission
May 9, 2023
Two U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, Assault Helicopter Battalion, attached to the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct deck landings on the USS Lewis B. Puller in the Persian Gulf Nov. 10, 2022. The battalion deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield as a component of the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Texas Army National Guard.

NY Army Guard Aviation Soldiers Mobilize for Mideast Mission
January 20, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Joann Duclose, a senior human resources sergeant from the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, flags in a UH-60 Black Hawk during night sling-load training with aviators from 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, June 5, 2014, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, during the battalion's 2014 deployment. Soldiers of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion will deploy to the Middle East again in 2023.

North Carolina Airlift Squadron Helps Save Baby's Life
January 9, 2023
Members of the 156th Airlift Squadron, North Carolina Air National Guard, and Brooke Army Medical Center help a baby suffering a low heart rate and oxygen saturation. The baby was evacuated from Kuwait to Germany on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Dec. 25, 2022.

New York Army Guard Signal Soldiers Prep for Deployment
November 15, 2022
New York Army National Guard Pfc. Rafael Caballero, assigned to the 101st Signal Expeditionary Battalion, trains on the AN/TSC-156 Phoenix Tactical SHF Satellite Terminal during premobilization training at the Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2022.

NY National Guard Sustainment Soldiers Heading for Middle East
September 19, 2022
New York National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 369th Sustainment Brigade stand in formation during a farewell ceremony at Camp Smith, N.Y., Sept. 18, 2022. The brigade, known as the "Harlem Hellfighters" for the unit's service in World War I, will be deploying to Kuwait to provide logistics support to Army forces in the Middle East.

Virginia Guard Returns From Federal Active Duty in Iraq, Kuwait
July 1, 2022
The first groups of the Virginia National Guard’s Virginia Beach-based 329th Regional Support Group Headquarters return to Norfolk, Virginia, June 17, 2022, and reunite with loved ones, after supporting Operation Inherent Resolve at multiple locations Oct. 7, 2021, to June 6, 2022. The 329th’s mission was to provide mission command and base life support to Al Asad Air Base, Erbil Air Base and Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Iraq and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

New York Army Guard Soldiers Heading to Africa, Kuwait
June 16, 2022
New York Army National Guard Spcs. Lori Gorman and Jahaira Rodriguez, both assigned to Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, head toward buses taking them to Fort Drum, New York, for training following a farewell event June 14, 2022, at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Soldiers will be deploying to the Horn of Africa in September.

Task Force Phoenix hosts equal opportunity leader course
December 1, 2021
Sgt. 1st Class Keith Frazier "smokes" students in Equal Opportunity Leader course at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The students were participating in the StarPower game in which they experience what it is like to be discriminated against.

29th ID Soldiers' resilience proves useful in escort mission
November 19, 2021
29th Infantry Division Soldiers who escorted vulnerable Afghans during Operation Allies Refuge pose for a photo shortly after the mission ended. The team drove more than 7,500 miles in 160 trips in support of the mission.

29th Infantry Division moves 5,000 Afghans through Kuwait
November 5, 2021
Afghan evacuees board a U.S.-chartered flight for their destination after a two-week stay in Kuwait, where they received medical screenings and were processed by Task Force Spartan personnel. Approximately 5,000 evacuees processed through Kuwait.

Updated electronic warfare course resumes at Camp Buehring
July 26, 2021
Sgt. Ismael Pulido, electronic warfare NCO, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Anthony Meneely, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Douglas Montgomery discuss Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Warfare system training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Pulido, Meneely and Montgomery are the Task Force Phoenix Cyberspace Electromagnetic Activities cell.

Task Force Phoenix rises again in the Middle East
May 19, 2021
Task Force Phoenix Command Sgt. Maj. Refugio Rosas and Commander Col. Alan Gronewold await the arrival of visitors from Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve on the flight line before a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 16, 2021.

28th ECAB officially released, completes Mideast mission
May 17, 2021
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, operated by Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, flies over an airfield in the 28th ECAB's area of operations in the Middle East.

Pennsylvania-California military ties date back to Civil War
May 11, 2021
U.S. Soldiers with the California National Guard's 40th Combat Aviation Brigade are taking over the aviation mission in the Middle East from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, taking part in Pennsylvania-California military cooperation that has been going on since the Civil War.

West Virginia Guard father, son cross paths while deployed
April 29, 2021
Spc. Tyler Goldsberry, left, 2nd General Support Battalion, 104th Aviation Regiment, and chief warrant officer Craig Goldsberry, right, 111th Engineer Brigade, son and father respectively, in Kuwait in April 2021. The two West Virginia Army National Guard members are deployed in support of Operation Spartan Shield and, although assigned to different units, their deployment timelines overlap by nearly two months, allowing for a long-awaited reunion.

Deployed Soldiers endure challenge from Norwegian military
April 21, 2021
U.S. Soldiers with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to the Middle East tested their minds and bodies during a grueling 18.6-mile ruck march, aiming to earn the Norwegian Foot March badge. The march required Soldiers to wear a 25-pound bag in full uniform and boots within a specified time April 17-18, 2021.

Deployed couple withstands challenges with 3-year-old home
April 2, 2021
Cpl. Ashley Hibbler, left, and Spc. Kyle Hibbler, deployed with Delta Company, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, video chat with their 3-year-old son Landon from an airfield in the 28th ECAB’s area of operations in the Middle East.

15 years later, pilots reunite for Mideast flight mission
March 18, 2021
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rich Adams and 1st Lt. Ernie Carlson flew 1500 hours-worth of combat missions in an AH-64 Apache helicopter during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006. Fifteen years later, now Chief Warrant Officer 5 Adams and Maj. Carlson flew a mission together back in the Middle East serving with the 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade.

Halfway through deployment, 28th ECAB remains focused
January 22, 2021
A CH-47 Chinook helicopter, operated by Soldiers with Bravo Company, 3-238th General Support Aviation Battalion, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, flies over the 28th ECAB's area of operations in the Middle East during a routine flight mission. Soldiers with the 28th ECAB recently passed the midway point of their deployment.

Deployed officer sees newborn via smartphone
June 17, 2020
New York Army National Guard Maj. Michael C. Costello, a Guilderland, N.Y., resident deployed to the Middle East with the 42nd Infantry Division, missed the birth of his new daughter Siena Jude. But he was able to see her via smartphone video chat minutes after she was born.