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Governor Spitzer Salutes Deploying Soldiers

New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, the Commander in Chief of the New York National Guard, expresses support Tuesday, July 31, for members of the 27th Brigade Combat Team who are due to be deployed in Afghanistan in 2008. The brigade, which is headquartered in Syracuse, NY, will be responsible for training Afghan National Army troops.

Approximately 1700 soldiers from around the state will be part of the deployment. Spitzer visited the brigades headquarters at the Thompson Road Armory to thank the soldiers for their service and pledge the support of the people of the state.

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Associated Press -- Mon, 25 Jul 2016 Upstate woman to become top enlisted airman in NY Air Guard ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A veteran of the war in Afghanistan is set to become the first woman to hold the top enlisted airman's position in the New York Air National Guard.

Times Union -- Sun, 24 Jul 2016 Warrant officer earns Legion of Merit: Veteran Vartigan of Brunswick gets Legion of Merit Chief Warrant Officer Five Lawrence Vartigian of Brunswick received a Legion of Merit upon retirement from the New York Army National Guard after 41 years of military service.

defense.gov -- Fri, 22 Jul 2016 Guardsmen Train at Fort Polk Guardsmen participate in a combined arms live-fire exercise at Peason Ridge, La., July 15, 2016. Photos by multiple military photographers

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