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Chaplain prepares for a soldiers' memorial service in the Main Post Chapel at Fort Drum. Photo: U.S. Army
Chaplain prepares for a soldiers' memorial service in the Main Post Chapel at Fort Drum. Photo: U.S. Army

Fort Drum chapel rededicated after $7M renovation

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) The main chapel at Fort Drum in northern New York has a new look after a $7 million renovation project.

The newly renovated Main Post Chapel will be rededicated during a ceremony Thursday.  Go to full article
Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson in 1918, wearing his Croix de Guerre. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Lincoln_Johnson#mediaviewer/File:Henry_Johnson.PNG">Private Needham Roberts</a>, public domain
Sgt. Henry Lincoln Johnson in 1918, wearing his Croix de Guerre. Photo: Private Needham Roberts, public domain

Schumer pushes Pentagon on Albany WWI hero's behalf

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Sen. Charles Schumer has met with a top-ranking Pentagon official in an effort to get a Medal of Honor awarded to a World War I hero from Albany.

The New York Democrat says he met Tuesday with the undersecretary of defense who oversees decisions regarding the nation's highest military decoration for bravery in combat.  Go to full article

Remains of US soldier killed in '53 identified

MALONE, N.Y. (AP) The remains of a northern New York soldier who was listed as missing in action during the Korean War have been identified.

The Pentagon says Master Sgt. Lawrence O. Jock of Fort Covington was identified June 25, the 64th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.  Go to full article
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Crashed Air Force drone was flying with gear that couldn't handle cold

Besides some clouds on Nov. 12, 2013, Air National Guard crew members recalled to accident investigators that it was a nice day for flying.

But it was a cold, late fall day, just below freezing on the ground at Fort Drum, where the Air National Guard launches its remotely piloted aircraft for training missions over upstate New York.

A review of the Air Force's publicly released report into the accident has concluded the unmanned military drone that crashed into Lake Ontario that day was flying with equipment that didn't always function properly in cold weather.  Go to full article
F-15 Jet. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/usairforce/5081385740/">US Air Force</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
F-15 Jet. Photo: US Air Force, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Air defense drill for 4 Northeastern states

ROME, N.Y. (AP) The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states.

Officials say the exercise will be conducted from 10 a.m. until noon Tuesday over northeast New York, southern Vermont, western Connecticut and Massachusetts. The exercise is being run by the Eastern Air Defense Sector based in Rome, near Utica.  Go to full article
F-16 in flight. Photo: <a href=" https://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedmartin/1114903725">Lockheed Martin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
F-16 in flight. Photo: Lockheed Martin, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

6 F-16s damaged during July 8 storm in Vermont

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Vermont National Guard says a total of six F-16 fighter jets were damaged during a severe thunderstorm on July 8.

The Guard says the storm with high winds caused the hangar doors at the Burlington Air National Guard station to collapse inward and damage the aircraft.  Go to full article
C-45 with U.S. Air Force markings. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/multiplyleadership/6086672220">Mark Jones Jr.</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
C-45 with U.S. Air Force markings. Mark Jones Jr., Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Explorers find 1952 US plane wreck in Lake Ontario

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) Underwater explorers say they've found the wreck of a U.S. Air Force twin-engine plane that crashed into Lake Ontario more than 60 years ago.

The C-45 flew for miles on its own after its three-man crew and two civilian passengers bailed out when one of the engines failed during a flight over central New York in 1952. The aircraft flew on automatic pilot for more than an hour before it crashed into the lake off Oswego.  Go to full article
F-35A fighters. Photo: U.S. Air Force
F-35A fighters. Photo: U.S. Air Force

Vermont F-35 foes file suit to block deployment

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Opponents of a plan by the Air Force to base 18 F-35 fighter planes at Vermont's Burlington International Airport are asking a federal judge to overturn the decision.

A lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Burlington challenges a decision by the secretary of the Air Force to choose the Vermont Air National Guard to be the first such unit to be ready to use the aircraft in a war.  Go to full article
Vermont National Guard training exercise at Camp Johnson in 2013. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/8717689692/">U.S. Army</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont National Guard training exercise at Camp Johnson in 2013. Photo: U.S. Army, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont National Guard warns of training noise

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont National Guard is warning there will be training at Camp Johnson in Colchester that will involve blank ammunition and mock explosions.

The guard says no live ammunition will be used.  Go to full article
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Trainees work on an MQ-9 Reaper at the Hancock field Air National Guard base near Syracuse, NY. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Air Guard's drone crash caused by multiple malfunctions

A "series of system malfunctions" led to the crash of an Air National Guard unmanned drone into Lake Ontario last November.

The MQ-9 Reaper drone was on a training mission when 174th Attack Wing pilots on the ground in Syracuse began having communication issues with the aircraft. The accident report says pilots tried to return the drone to Fort Drum, where it had taken off, but it experienced more problems and never made it.  Go to full article

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