Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone, Joint Forces Headquarters
LATHAM- Major General Joseph Taluto, the Adjutant General, is joined by Melody Karhula, a Team Leader for the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, and Col. (ret.) Jim McDonough, Director of the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs, during a press conference Friday at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters.
Taluto and the state and federal veterans officials spoke to the media about efforts being made to ensure that all members of the 27th Brigade Combat Team, who recently returned from duty in Afghanistan, get a chance to talk to a veterans counselor.
In light of the increase in suicides in the Army, it's vital to do everything possible to reach out to Soldiers who may need help, Taluto said.
NY National Guard In the News
Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
New York Army National Guard Soldiers Training on Fort Drum
It’s usually the one time out of the year that New York Army National Guard Soldiers get to train with their entire battalion. Reporter Elizabeth Jeneault was in Fort Drum, where... (more)
Watertown Daily Times -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
National Guard soldiers test skills during annual training at Fort Drum
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WXXI -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Guard Members Gather For Yearly Training
CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. -- They come from around the state. Two hundred members of New York’s volunteer state defense force, the New York Guard, begin their annual training program... (more)