Placing a firm grasp on the National Guard Birthday cake are (at left) Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Van Pelt, New York State Command Sergeant Major and (at far right) Command Chief Master Sgt. Hardy Pierce, senior enlisted non-commissioned officer of the New York Air National Guard.
Cutting the cake are Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, New York State Adjutant General and Pvt. Ashley Corsi, Company E, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment. The difference in General to Private rank symbolizes the current and future leadership in the National Guard.
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NY National Guard In the News
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY creek debris blamed for Connecticut teen’s death removed SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) - Debris in a Hudson Valley creek that led to the drowning death of a teenage Connecticut girl has been cleared away.
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first... (more)
Department of Defense -- Tue, 06 Oct 2015 New York Guardsmen Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin (Photo Essay) Guardsmen operate heavy equipment to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as part of New York’s preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane... (more)