18MAR2018 (14:04 UTC-07 Tango 06) 27 Esfand 1396/01 Rajab 1439/02 (second month) Yi-Mao 4716
“It is with great sadness that I report the loss of four of our wing members….”-Colonel Michael Bank, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard
Four New York Air National Guard personnel were killed in Iraq, 15MAR2018, when their HH-60G Pave Hawk crashed.
“Our National Guard family mourns the loss of the seven combat search and rescue Airmen in the HH-60 crash…. …This loss reminds us of the tremendous risks we take in serving our nation every day.”-Major General Anthony German, Adjutant General of New York
A total of seven U.S. military personnel were killed in the crash near the city of Al-Qa’im. Department of Defense says it was not shot down, but is investigating because it’s currently unknown why the helicopter crashed.
HH-60G Pave Hawks of New York’s 106th Rescue Wing responding to Hurricane Irma
The 106th Rescue Wing also took part in the response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma, helping to rescue at least 2-thousand people.
“We are going to have to stop being the policemen of the world.”-Donald Trump, August 2015 interview with Hugh Hewitt
AMERICA SPREAD THIN: ISRAEL, more than 2-thousand U.S. personnel deployed!