Col. Brian Balfe, the commander of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Brigade Combat Team receives the Brigade colors from Major General Robert Cone, commander of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan during Transition of Authority (TOA) ceremonies on Saturday, April 26 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Balfe took command of Combined Joint Task Force Phoneix, a international task force with the mission of training the Afghan Army and police from Brig. Gen. Robert E. Livingston of the South Carolina Army National
CJTF-Phoneix includes members from 22 NATO nations and all four United States Military Services.
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NY National Guard In the News
Associated Press -- Sat, 03 Dec 2016 NY Army National Guard support unit getting new commander CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Army National Guard unit that provides military police, transportation and other support elements is getting a new commander.
Associated Press -- Fri, 02 Dec 2016 NY-based Air Guard Unit Rescues Buzz Aldrin from South Pole GLENVILLE, N.Y. The U.S. military air crew that evacuated former astronaut Buzz Aldrin from the South Pole is a New York-based National Guard unit that specializes in missions to some of... (more)
Time Warner Cable News -- Thu, 01 Dec 2016 Out of This World: Astronaut Legend Buzz Aldrin Saved by Scotia's 109th Airlift Wing One of the first men to walk on the surface of the moon was medically evacuated from the South Pole and hospitalized Thursday -- some New York National Guard members aided in that effort.