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Lt. Col. Carey Merritt of the NY Air National Guard takes command in Iraq

New York Airman Takes Charge in Baghdad

SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq -- Col. Fred Cheney (left) the 447th Air Expeditionary Group commander, passes the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's guide on to New York Air National Guardsman Lt. Col. Carey Merritt, the 447 ECES commander, during a change of command ceremony held on May 10. Merritt is deployed from the 174th Mission Support Group, New York Air National Guard, where he commands the 174th's Civil Engineering Squadron.
Sather Air Base, located alongside Baghdad International Airport is named after Staff Sgt. SCott Sather, the first Airman to die during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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WTEN -- Wed, 27 May 2015 Henry Johnson’s Medal of Honor to be received by local guardsman ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- A local army national guardsman will accept the Medal of Honor on behalf of an Albany resident who courageously fought in World War I.

Military spot.com -- Wed, 27 May 2015 More than 600 New York veterans interviews can be viewed on YouTube Channel SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Carleen Calypso earned her commission through Officer Candidate School, responded to the World Trade Center attacks in 2001 and... (more)

Times Union -- Wed, 27 May 2015 Airman 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)

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