The American flag flies at half-staff at Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, June 30, as Soldiers line up to pay their respects to one Marine and three Army National Guard Soldiers who were killed in action on June 25 and June 26.
Two New York Army National Guard Soldiers--Sgt. First Class Joseph McKay, aged 51 from Cambria Heights, Queens, and Spc. Mark Palmateer, aged 38, of Poughkeepsie-- were among three Soldiers killed on June 26.
The 27th Brigade Combat Team of the New York Army National Guard is providing command and control for Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, a multi-national force training the Afghan Army and Police.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
Watertown Times -- Mon, 29 Jun 2015 Fort Drum soldiers aid combined National Guard training exercise FORT DRUM -- Soldiers from the post helped raise the difficulty and realism for National Guard troops during a recent exercise with units from several states.
Washington Times -- Sun, 28 Jun 2015 Medal of Honor recipient’s story finally comes to light NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - It’s time to set the record straight for Sgt. Henry Johnson.
Democrat and Chronicle -- Sun, 28 Jun 2015 Hilkert takes command of aviation regiment For roughly the next two years, Capt. Kenneth Hilkert won’t have too many opportunities to kick up his feet and relax.