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Guardsman Works in Command Post Exercise

FORT HAMILTON, BROOKLYN--New York Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Brian Mathews, from the 174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse, provides radio, internet, telephone and video support for Operation Empire Sun, the New York National Guard's participation in the Vigilant Guard exercise being conducted by the Puerto Rico National Guard.

The New York National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield headquarters in New York City, is portraying the headquarters of a 300-member task force deployed to Puerto Rico to help the Commonwealth recover from an Earthquake and tsunami.

The exercise, held quarterly, tests the ability of Guard forcs, state and federal agencies, and Active Component military forces to react to civil disasters and emergencies.

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Westhampton Patch.com -- Wed, 26 Jul 2017 Federal Funding Secured To Replace Tower At Gabreski Airport: WESTHAMPTON, NY - A federal grant has been awarded to Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, home of the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard, to fund the first phase of construction... (more)

Army.mil -- Mon, 24 Jul 2017 New York Army National Guard engineer training helps Fort Drum FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Nearly 300 Soldiers from the Binghamton, N.Y. based 204th Engineer Battalion used their summer annual training to prepare for overseas deployments and domestic operations... (more)

Army.mil -- Mon, 24 Jul 2017 "Rainbow Division" that represented the United States formed in New York in August 1917 GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-- The 42nd Infantry Division, a part of the New York National Guard since 1947, was born a 100 years ago on August 5, 1917 as a way to get 27,000 troops to France quickly... (more)

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