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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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)