Photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Abbott, Joint Forces Headquaters-NY (Released)
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Scotia-- New York Air National Guiard Airmen assigned to the state CERFP check their medical equipment on Friday, June 5, as they prepare for a major exercise at the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control training site in Albany.
The CERFP, which stands for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and enhanced-yield Explosive) Enhanced Response Force Pacakge, is a team of Army and Air National Guardsmen trained to extract victims from destroyed buildings, decontaminate them and provide emergency medical care. New York fields one of 17 such teams in the United States.
NY National Guard In the News
Newsday -- Thu, 16 May 2013
Warrior competition begins at Camp Smith
Members of the Army National Guard participate in the Northeastern Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith in Cortlandt. The competition will continue for three days at the camp testing soldiers’... (more)
YNN -- Thu, 16 May 2013
National Guard members compete to become best warrior
Sixteen National Guard soldiers from the North East, labeled as the best of the best, are all aiming to become the Army’s warrior of the year. YNN’s John Wagner reports on one... (more)
NewsOne -- Wed, 15 May 2013
Henry L. Johnson Fends Off German Captors During World War I On This Day In 1918
United States Army soldier Henry L. Johnson (pictured), also known as “Black Death,” earned his fearsome nickname in France during World War I. After being ambushed by German forces and... (more)