Members of the New York Military Forces Honor Guard stand at attention while the bugler plays "Taps" during the New York National Guard's annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 22.
Since Sept. 11, 2001, 23 members of the New York Army National Guard have died while on duty in Iraq. During the ceremony. Brigadier General Michael Swezey, the commander of the 53rd Troop Command, urged the audience of Soldiers and civilian employees to "Never Forget" their colleagues who have made the supreme sacrifice.
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Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY creek debris blamed for Connecticut teen’s death removed SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) - Debris in a Hudson Valley creek that led to the drowning death of a teenage Connecticut girl has been cleared away.
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first... (more)
Department of Defense -- Tue, 06 Oct 2015 New York Guardsmen Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin (Photo Essay) Guardsmen operate heavy equipment to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as part of New York’s preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane... (more)