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Special National Guard Unit Changes Hands

GLOVERSVILLE-- New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Martin Dinan, commander of the Auburn-based 102nd MP Company accepts the Guidon of the New York National Guard unit specially trained to deal with victims of chemical, biological, radiological, and high-yield explosive attacks from Brig. Gen. Patrick Murphy during a Transition of Authority (TOA) ceremony at the New York State Armory here.
Dinan's MP battalion has taken over command and control responsibilities, and the responsibility for providing soldiers to man the unit's decontamination line from the 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry. The members of Company C., based in Gloversville, formerly manned the decontamination line.
Murphy, the Director of Joint Forces, presided over the TOA ceremony.
Called a CERF-P, the acronym for for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package, the New York unit is one of 17 in the country and one of three that has been validated.
The unit has trained with the Fire Department New York, as part of their training.

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Associated Press -- Tue, 31 Mar 2015 2 National Guardsmen from upstate NY earn event’s top honors ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --Two Army National Guardsmen from upstate New York have been selected as the state organization’s top enlisted soldier and top non-commissioned officer.

Times Union -- Mon, 30 Mar 2015 Four brothers answer the call to duty Family gatherings for newly promoted New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Jason Lefton of Niskayuna are also military reunions of sorts.

Defense Visual Information Distribution System -- Fri, 27 Mar 2015 Air National Guard Emergency Management recognizes Global Dragon 2015 award winners

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