Long Island National Guard aviation support company gets new commander on Saturday

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (06/26/2015)(readMedia)– New York Army National Guard Major Eric Fritz, a Webster, N.Y. resident, a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, and a CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilot, takes command of Company B of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion Saturday morning, June 27, at the Army Aviation Support Facility here at Islip MacArthur Airport.The unit provides logistics and maintenance support to the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, and last returned from deployment to Kuwait in August 2014.Fritz takes command from Major Shawn Hatch, from Highland, N.Y., who has led the company since March 2012. Hatch is a veteranof the Iraq War.

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