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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WBFO -- Thu, 19 Oct 2017 Local NY National Guard members, supplies head to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief The island of Puerto Rico faces months of cleaning up and rebuilding following Hurricane Maria. On Thursday, 125 members of the New York Army National Guard flew out of the Niagara Falls... (more)
Spectrum News -- Thu, 19 Oct 2017 More WNY National Guardsmen traveling to Puerto Rico NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - A total of 125 Western New York National Guardsmen are on their way to Puerto Rico, flying out of the Niagara Air Falls Reserve Thursday morning.
Pocono Record/ Buffalo News -- Thu, 19 Oct 2017 125 National Guard soldiers leaving Thursday for Puerto Rico hurricane relief mission One-hundred twenty-five Buffalo-based members of the New York Army National Guard are expected to leave Thursday to help with relief efforts in Puerto Rico.