Vic Furman says failure to develop our natural gas and other energy sources at home means putting our sons and daughters in harm’s way abroad. It’s time to drill gas wells upstate and bring home our soldiers.
This was the news story today in upstate New York:
[b]Breaking News Out of New York[/b]
[i]National Guard soldiers and helicopters were deployed to Kuwait on Wednesday morning to help fight abroad, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.
The New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade sent 60 aviation soldiers and 10 UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters from the Albany International Airport, Gannett’s Ashley Hupfl reports.
The deployment is part of a total of 450 New York Army National Guard Soldiers to support U.S. troops in Kuwait announced earlier this month.
“These men and women have served New Yorkers well, including providing critical storm response during the last few years, and now they have answered the call to serve our nation overseas,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We look forward to seeing them return home safe and sound.”
Frankly, while I admire the service these young men and women will render for their country and share our governor’s sentiments regarding them, this story makes me angry – very angry.