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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Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 25 Apr 2017 New York Air National Guard pararescuemen aiding seamen on stricken ship in Mid-Atlantic WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y.- Seven New York Air National Guard pararescuemen are on board a cargo ship in the mid-Atlantic today, providing medical treatment for two injured crewmen after a five-hour... (more)
CBS Baltimore -- Tue, 25 Apr 2017 US Coast Guard: 1 Dead, 3 Injured After Cargo Ship Explosion, Baltimore Last Port BALTIMORE (WJZ) The U.S. Coast Guard says one person has died and three others are injured after an explosion occurred on an international cargo carrier 1,300 miles off the coast of Cape... (more)
nationalguard.mil -- Mon, 24 Apr 2017 New York Guard was born in World War I as the National Guard went to war NEW YORK - In the summer of 1917, as the New York National Guard mobilized to head "over there" to France to fight World War I, New York Gov. Charles S. Whiteman was looking for... (more)