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.
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Stars and Stripes -- Wed, 25 May 2016 WWII U.S. spy vets group irked by cemetery name choice ALBANY, N.Y. - A new veterans cemetery to be built between Buffalo and Rochester will be named the Western New York National Cemetery, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday... (more)
Army.mil -- Tue, 24 May 2016 New York's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team hones air assault skills at Fort Drum FORT DRUM, NY -- More than 3,000 members of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, along with Soldiers from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Utah, spent four... (more)
www.defense.gov -- Tue, 24 May 2016 Guardsmen Participate in Wildfire Suppression Training Guardsmen participate in wildfire suppression training in Round Lake, N.Y., May 5, 2016. Photos by Army National Guard Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer