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Orion Coming Home

SYRACUSE - "Orion has landed". More than 100 New York Army National Guard Soldiers returned home, landing at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base on Tuesday afternoon, December 9.

The soldiers are members of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team who spent ten months in Afghanistan training members of the Afghan National Army.

Soldiers exiting the aircraft are greeted by Lt. Col. Reggie Sanders, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Van Pelt and a host of well wishers from the "Rear Detachment"

The 27th BCT under the command of Colonel Brian K. Balf, mobilized in January 2008 to serve as part of Combined Joint Task Force - Phoenix VII. They are the first of approximately 1,700 NYARNG soldiers returning home over the coming weeks.

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Times Union -- Sun, 14 Jan 2018 Guard troops advance Several members of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing out of Scotia have been promoted while on duty at McMurdo Station, Antarctic.

Associated Press -- Sat, 13 Jan 2018 Army National Guard Members Among Those Headed to Iraq FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - Ninety-one New York Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division will be deployed to Iraq.

CNN -- Sat, 13 Jan 2018 Soldier, immigrant from Ghana, died rescuing neighbors in Bronx fire NEW YORK (CNN) - Private Emmanuel Mensah went off to serve in the Army National Guard, but it was back home where he made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Dated: Fri, Apr 23, 2010 @ 15:04