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NY National Guard rotor Soldiers are part of Rhode Island's Leapfest competition

Story by SGT Andrew Valenza on 08/09/2019 SOUTH KINGSTON, RHODE ISLAND Military paratroopers competing in the Rhode Island National Guard's annual "Leapfest" competition got to the 1,500 foot starting altitude of their jump thanks to 10 Soldiers and two CH-47s from the New York Army National Guard. The team from
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Photo Essay: Grasshopper sparrow at Fort McCoy's Badger Drop Zone

Story by Scott Sturkol on 08/09/2019 A grasshopper sparrow is shown atop a plant in a prairie and grassland area at Badger Drop Zone on July 26, 2019, at Fort McCoy, Wis. The drop zone is a natural habitat for many rare butterflies and grassland species of birds such a
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Photo Essay: Summer 2019 Wildflowers at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 08/09/2019 Flowers at prairie and grassland areas at are shown at Fort McCoy, Wis., in July 2019. Many areas of the installation offer a natural habitat for many rare butterflies and grassland species of birds and wildflowers. Wildlife management and prairie land management at Fort
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Photo Essay: Wild birds at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 08/09/2019 Wild birds are shown in various areas at Fort McCoy in July 2019. The installation is home to dozens of species of birds. Wildlife management at Fort McCoy is coordinated by the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch. Located in the
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AFC commander talks modernization at Space, Missile Defense Symposium

Story by Kerensa Crum on 08/09/2019 HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Aug. 9, 2019) The top general from U.S. Army Futures Command gave a keynote address at the 2019 Space & Missile Defense Symposium at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Aug. 8. Gen. John M. Murray, AFC commanding general, gave an update
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NY National Guard Aviation soldiers test aerial gunnery skills at Fort Drum

Story by Eric Durr on 08/01/2019 FORT DRUM, NY (07/24/2019) Soldiers assigned to Alpha and Bravo companies of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation Regiment tested their abilities to engage targets from a hovering helicopter during annual training at Fort Drum on July 24. Aerial gunnery is an annual training requirement,
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