Dashan Briggs, the Riverhead native who died last week in a helicopter crash in Iraq, earned a posthumous promotion to the rank of technical sergeant, according to the New York Air National Guard. READ
As the family of Riverhead native Dashan Briggs makes his funeral arrangements, community members are looking for ways to help his widow and their young children. READ
The Department of Defense released the names Saturday evening of the four New York Air National Guard members assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach who were killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq. READ
A Riverhead native was among the seven service members killed aboard a military helicopter in Iraq Thursday, a family member confirmed to the News-Review. READ
A large flash of light filled the night sky south of East Moriches just after 8:30 p.m. on July 17, 1996.
In seconds, 212 passengers and 18 crew members aboard TWA Flight 800, an international flight from John F. Kennedy airport bound for Paris, were killed as the plane exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.
As Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast in late August 2005, Chief Master Sgt. Michael Kurtz and fellow National Guardsmen in the 106th Air Rescue Wing waited for the inevitable call. READ
The photos below are courtesy of Chief Master Sgt. Michael Kurtz, who was the flight engineer aboard a rescue helicopter for 10 days after Hurricane Katrina. The photos had never been published. READ
After a group of students at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School participated in a “Kindness Challenge”-themed essay writing contest, one student’s essay inspired members from three of the school’s classes to create about 200 handmade valentines to show their appreciation to military service men and women who the students felt were often underappreciated. (more…)