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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KYIV Post -- Mon, 13 Aug 2018 Rotation of US military instructors under JMTG-U takes place in Lviv Soldiers from the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment out of the Tennessee National Guard participate have replaced the New York National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at the Joint... (more)
Times Union -- Mon, 13 Aug 2018 Exhibit commemorates troops who lost lives since 9/11 The sister of a New York Army National Guard officer killed in the Iraq war is making it possible to commemorate all troops from New York state who have been killed during the War on Terror... (more)
Associated Press -- Tue, 07 Aug 2018 State Military Officials Christen New Naval Militia Boat ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York military officials have christened a new landing craft-style boat that will be used to deliver supplies and personnel to areas of the state hit by flooding or... (more)