F-16 being put on display at NY National Guard headquarters

FILE - In this May 15, 2015, file photo, a boneyard crew tows an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft prior to the preservation process after its arrival at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. Military officials confirm a single F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft crashed Wednesday night, June 24, 2015, about 5 miles east of Douglas Municipal Airport. The pilot with the 162nd Wing Arizona Air National Guard was the only person on board during the night training mission, according to an Arizona Air National Guard statement. The pilot's identity and condition is unknown at this time. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet is being added to the military hardware on display outside the headquarters of the New York National Guard.

National Guard officials say the Fighting Falcon was flown by Air National Guard pilots from New York during combat operations in the first Gulf War. It’s being placed at the main entrance to the National Guard’s HQ in Latham around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The jet will be displayed near an M-1 Abrams battle tank and an AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter. Both were used by New York Army National Guard soldiers.

The jet is being transported to the Albany suburb via a four-vehicle convoy from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base. The base outside Syracuse is home to the 174th Fighter Wing, which flew F-16s before transitioning to unmanned drones.

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