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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Spotllight News -- Wed, 23 May 2018 Spotlightnews.com: New York Army National Guard to hold emergency preparedness course in Schenectady this Thursday SCHENECTADYThe New York Army National Guard is offering a free emergency preparedness course this Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at the Schenectady Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, located... (more)
National Guard.mil -- Tue, 22 May 2018 Central New York mobilized troops at NYS Fairgrounds in WWI SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. New York's State Fairgrounds, some four miles outside of Syracuse, are 3,587 miles away from the trenches that cut across France during World War I, but in 1917 and... (more)
defense.gov -- Tue, 22 May 2018 Guardsmen, Civilian Agencies Conduct Collective Training Guardsmen, civilian agencies conduct a collective training event at the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Facility, New York, May 2, 2018. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis