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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Time Warner Cable News -- Fri, 26 Aug 2016 Make-A-Wish Helps Local Teen's Dream of Becoming a Soldier a Reality A Williamson teen battling cancer had a chance to wish for anything he wanted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. But as Time Warner Cable News reporter Tara Grimes shares, he only wanted... (more)
defense.gov -- Thu, 25 Aug 2016 Fireing Range Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Converse fires the M240 machine gun during a training event at the Suffolk County Range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2016. Converse is assigned to the New... (more)
The Landmark -- Thu, 25 Aug 2016 Soldiers from Rutland, Paxton complete training exercise at Army's Joint Readiness Training Center Members of a task force with the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team successfully completed the rigors of a force on force training exercise in July and began... (more)