Photo by Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall.
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Spc. Roberto R. Wells, a member of the 3-142 Assault Helicopter Battalion, takes his oath of U.S. citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at Al-Faw Palace March 3.
The naturalization ceremony was the final step for 251 Servicemembers to become citizens of the United States. Wells is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and has served in the New York Army National Guard for the past three years.
The participants were originally citizens of more than 60 countries, including 10 from Iraq. Joining Wells as America’s newest citizens from the battalion were Sgt. Daniel J. Sherwin of Canada and Sgt. Norberto M. Reyes from the Dominican Republic. Photo by Pfc. Jasmine N. Walthall.
NY National Guard In the News
Buffalo News -- Sun, 16 Jun 2013
National Guard pitches in on Bond Lake ditches
LEWISTON - The trails and drainage ditches at Bond Lake Park are getting some attention these days in a project that benefits the county and also provides training to local soldiers.
Times Union -- Fri, 14 Jun 2013
National Guard celebrates birth of the Army
COLONIE --The New York Army National Guard marked the 238th birthday of the U.S. Army on Friday with a traditional cake-cutting ceremony at the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs... (more)
Poughkeepsie Journal -- Tue, 11 Jun 2013
Traffic concerns won’t be realized with plans for National Guard vehicle shop, reps say
HOPEWELL JUNCTION-- Representatives from several organizations answered questions regarding traffic, usage and the environmental impact of a planned $23.9 million vehicle and equipment maintenance... (more)