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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Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY creek debris blamed for Connecticut teen’s death removed SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) - Debris in a Hudson Valley creek that led to the drowning death of a teenage Connecticut girl has been cleared away.
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first... (more)
Department of Defense -- Tue, 06 Oct 2015 New York Guardsmen Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin (Photo Essay) Guardsmen operate heavy equipment to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as part of New York’s preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane... (more)