U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Callahan
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.
NY National Guard In the News
Times union -- Fri, 24 May 2013
Photos: Remembering their sacrifice
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YNN -- Thu, 23 May 2013
Remembrance ceremony held to honor fallen soldiers
LATHAM, N.Y. -- This weekend, we thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve our country.
Ahead of Memorial Day, a remembrance ceremony honoring the men and women of the military... (more)
Newsday -- Thu, 16 May 2013
Warrior competition begins at Camp Smith
Members of the Army National Guard participate in the Northeastern Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith in Cortlandt. The competition will continue for three days at the camp testing soldiers’... (more)