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Mom Follows Son Into National Guard
By Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, 42nd Infantry Division
SARATOGA SPRINGS--New York Army National Guard Specialist, Juanita Locke, age 37, and her son Specialist Jason Van Deusen, 19, stand outside the New York State Military History Museum.
Locke, a personnel specialist working in the Army National Guard's military personnel office, enlisted in the National Guard after her son, joined at age 17 in 2006.

She showed up at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for Basic Training as he was finishing up Advanced Individual Training.

Van Dusen serves as personel specialist for Company C, 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry following a 2008 combat tour in Afghanistan.

NY National Guard In the News

Associated Press -- Fri, 25 Jul 2014

Remains of northern New York soldier killed in 1953 identified, returning for military burial

MALONE, New York-- Lawrence Jock’s surviving relatives in northern New York knew next to nothing about the Army combat veteran who was declared missing in action at the end of the... (more)

Newsday -- Fri, 25 Jul 2014

Nassau Justice Stephen Bucaria named commander of New York Guard

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has named State Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bucaria as commander of the New York Guard, the state’s volunteer defense force.

Observer -- Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Dunkirk National Guard Soldiers among those at Fort Drum for training

More than 250 New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion Rear Detachment are participating in annual training at Fort Drum this month. The soldiers arrived... (more)

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