FORT DIX, N.J. - Colonel Gary Machina (front, right), Sgt. Major Randy Ross and Soldiers of the 53rd Army Liaison Team (ALT) are visited by the New York Army National Guard Chief of Staff, Col. James Lettko on March 23 prior to deploying to Iraq.
The New York Army National Guard's 53rd ALT finished mandatory combat training at Fort Dix and is now in the process of moving into Iraq where the unit will work with elements of the Iraqi Army to help coordinate operations in the campaign against Al-Qaeda and other terrorist elements.
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Slovenian Press Agency -- Mon, 22 May 2017 Pahor decorates US soldiers for rescue mission on Slovenian ship (Photo) New York, 21 May - Slovenian President Borut Pahor decorated in New York on Sunday the US soldiers who took part in a rescue operation following an explosion on board a cargo ship operated... (more)
Associated Press -- Sat, 20 May 2017 Change of command at NY National Guard 153rd troop command BUFFALO, N.Y. - An Iraq War veteran and sheriff's commander is set to assume command of a New York Army National Guard unit in Buffalo. A change of command ceremony is scheduled for Sunday,... (more)
Associated Press -- Sat, 20 May 2017 Syracuse-based Army National Guard unit gets new commander FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York Army National Guard unit based in Syracuse is getting a new commander who's a veteran of combat operations in Afghanistan.