Photo by Pvt. 2 Rachel L. Sanzo, 42nd Infantry Division Public Affairs (Released)
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.
NY National Guard In the News
Newsday -- Thu, 16 May 2013
Warrior competition begins at Camp Smith
Members of the Army National Guard participate in the Northeastern Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith in Cortlandt. The competition will continue for three days at the camp testing soldiers’... (more)
YNN -- Thu, 16 May 2013
National Guard members compete to become best warrior
Sixteen National Guard soldiers from the North East, labeled as the best of the best, are all aiming to become the Army’s warrior of the year. YNN’s John Wagner reports on one... (more)
NewsOne -- Wed, 15 May 2013
Henry L. Johnson Fends Off German Captors During World War I On This Day In 1918
United States Army soldier Henry L. Johnson (pictured), also known as “Black Death,” earned his fearsome nickname in France during World War I. After being ambushed by German forces and... (more)