New York Army National Guard Pvt Shawn Straub, of the 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery, stands wwatch as a security force during a joint New York National Guard/ Fire Department New York training exercise held May 3 at the Fire Training Academy on Randall's Island.
Members of the New York Army and Air National Guard, and the all-volunteer New York Guard, teamed up with FDNY to practice the skills they would employ jointly in extracting victims from a building hit be a terrorist attack or a suspect explosion. More than 500 members of the New York National Guard took part in the exercise which ran from May 2 to May 4.
Times Union -- Wed, 27 May 2015Airman in high demand advances in rank An airman who has a way in making the most of staring at the clouds is in high demand.
Shawn Peno of Schenectady, who has a weather expertise, has been promoted to Air National Guard senior... (more)