On 13 March 2016, soldiers from the 65th Emergency Response Regiment (ERR), New York Guard in conjunction with elements of the New York Army National Guard 152nd ESC (Engineer Support Company) conducted another round of Joint road clearing operations at Youngstown Local Training Area (YLTA) in Ransomville, NY.
The 65th ERR provided three chainsaw teams, who assisted in the clearing of downed trees that were blocking the roads at the Youngstown training area. The trees and debris were then removed by elements of the NYARNG 152nd ESC.
The joint training and cleaning exercise gave both old and new soldiers of the 65th ERR a chance to get more practice and experience to work with their chainsaws and the opportunity to work side by side with their New York Army National Guard Engineer counterparts. The training and exercise was a valuable experience to the soldiers of the New York Guard, as it helped them to keep their skills fresh in debris removal, and gave them the opportunity to train with their National Guard counterparts in the 152nd ESC NYARNG.