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 -- Mon, 25 Jul 2016 Upstate woman to become top enlisted airman in NY Air Guard ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A veteran of the war in Afghanistan is set to become the first woman to hold the top enlisted airman's position in the New York Air National Guard.
Times Union -- Sun, 24 Jul 2016 Warrant officer earns Legion of Merit: Veteran Vartigan of Brunswick gets Legion of Merit Chief Warrant Officer Five Lawrence Vartigian of Brunswick received a Legion of Merit upon retirement from the New York Army National Guard after 41 years of military service.
defense.gov -- Fri, 22 Jul 2016 Guardsmen Train at Fort Polk Guardsmen participate in a combined arms live-fire exercise at Peason Ridge, La., July 15, 2016. Photos by multiple military photographers