A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle operated by a New York Army National Guard Police Mentoring Team from Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix lines up for a convoy movement from the Camp Phoenix Motor Pool.
The team is commanded by CPT Richard Redmond from Utica and the NCO in charge is SFC Robert Marshall from Watertown. They are members of the 27th Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard. About 1,700 members of the New York Army National Guard are deployed to Afghanistan training the Afghan National Army and Police.
The MRAP vehicle offers increased survivability over the M-1114 armored humvee. The Army recently received its 10,000th MRAP.
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Salamanca Press -- Tue, 17 Jan 2017 Emergency preparedness training set for Jan. 21 SALAMANCA - New York National Guard troops, in conjunction with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, will be presenting a free disaster preparedness class... (more)
WNYT -- Thu, 12 Jan 2017 Police looking at surveillance video in deadly hit-and-run that killed National Guard member Colonie police are now reviewing surveillance video from local businesses as they try to find the driver involved in a hit-and-run that killed a National Guard member.
Times Union -- Mon, 09 Jan 2017 Police ID National Guard soldier as pedestrian in fatal hit-and-run COLONIE -- A master sergeant of the New York Army National Guard was killed in suspected hit-and-run Sunday while in town for weekend training, Colonie police said Monday.