FORT DRUM -- Corporal Nicholas Sbano, a New York Pre-Mobilization Assistance Element (PTAE) Officer Controller/Trainer, and Spc. Leslie Thomas, an assistant instructor, aid deploying Soldiers in moving through a barbed wire obstacle course on August 8.
Formed in April, 2007, the 21-day-long PTAE training was deemed necessary by Maj. Gen. Joseph Taluto, the Adjutant General of New York, to provide important instruction and certification to deploying Soldiers.
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We are the Mighty -- Fri, 23 Feb 2018 This hero was so deadly, they called him 'Black Death In this modern world, earning a nickname is generally a piece of cake. Show up for work one day with a half-shaven face and you will quickly be slapped with one or two loving and memorable... (more)
Times Union -- Fri, 23 Feb 2018 100 years ago: Trained U.S. soldiers ready to fight The state Division of Military and Naval Affairs is reminding residents about key dates affecting New Yorkers during the 100-year anniversary of Americas entry into World War I. The press... (more)
Defense.gov -- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 Guard Salutes Fallen New York City Apartment Fire Hero NEW YORK CITY, Feb. 21, 2018 - Army National Guard leaders recently honored a New York Army National Guardsman who died while rescuing his neighbors during the deadliest fire here in more... (more)