NEW YORK -- Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Manhattan in leading the citywide parade up Fifth Avenue past Saint Patrick's Cathedral. The battalion celebration included the homecoming Freedom Salute for more than 300 recently returned veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan where the Soldiers served as Afghan army and police mentors or security forces for the embedded training teams. The unit, famous throughout the Army as the "Fighting 69th" from its combat actions in the Civil War, has led the New York City Saint Patrick's Day parade for the past 158 years. Photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg.
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www.defense.gov -- Tue, 24 May 2016 Guardsmen Participate in Wildfire Suppression Training Guardsmen participate in wildfire suppression training in Round Lake, N.Y., May 5, 2016. Photos by Army National Guard Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer
The Daily News -- Tue, 24 May 2016 Service Notes LATHAM - Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General, announces the recent reenlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment... (more)
Time Warner Cable News -- Sun, 22 May 2016 More Than 3,000 National Guard Members Train at Fort Drum FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 3,000 members of the New York National Guard have been training on Fort Drum the past few days. The training serves as the final step before they head to the Army's... (more)