LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) - Ten New York Army National Guard helicopters are flying 70 soldiers to California for training.
Guard officials say the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are departing from New York on Saturday for a five-day journey to Fort Irwin in California. Five helicopters are leaving from Albany International Airport and five from Islip MacArthur International Airport on Long Island.
Fort Irwin is the home of the military's National Training Center.
Thirty New York Army National Guard aircrew members are flying to Fort Irwin in support of a training exercise for the unit next month.
(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- 10 NY National Guard helicopters flying to California fort
- Three National Guard soldiers killed in helicopter crash identified
- NY Air National Guard unit to help with hurricane response
- Change of command: NY National Guard getting new leader
- NY governor visits Puerto Rico, authorizes deployment of 115 National Guard to island as temblors continue
- NY Guard holding annual training week at Camp Smith
- UPDATE: Kobe Bryant killed in California helicopter crash
- Paraglider rescued after flying into power lines in California
- UPDATE: 2 utility workers killed in helicopter crash in northern NY
- Mohawk Valley Air National Guard members promoted at ceremony