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
We Are The Mighty -- Wed, 23 Aug 2017 These are the airmen who fly to the coldest places on Earth "Pole to pole." These three words are the motto of the 109th Airlift Wing - at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, New York - and though short, it is an accurate synopsis... (more)
Times Union -- Mon, 21 Aug 2017 Saratoga Springs resident promoted to major general Raymond Shields of Saratoga Springs an Afghanistan War veteran, has been promoted to New York Army National Guard major general during a ceremony at Division of Military and Naval Affairs... (more)
army.mil -- Mon, 21 Aug 2017 New York City said goodbye to National Guard with massive parade in August 1917 NEW YORK -- Before they walked down the gangplank onto French soil in April 1918; 25,000 New York National Guard Soldiers walked down Fifth Avenue in August 1917 so New York City could say... (more)