CAMP SMITH--Brooklyn resident Brian Ayala, age 20, does morning physical training as he goes through the New York Guard's one-week basic training course for new recruits.
The New York Guard is an volunteer, unpaid state-only force, which augments and assists the New York National Guard during training and in state emergencies.
The New York Guard is conducting week-long schools for new recruits, non-commissioned officers, and company officers at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill, July 20-25.
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defense.gov -- Mon, 17 Jul 2017 New York National Guard Reported for World War I Duty 100 Years Ago SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 14, 2017 On July 15, 1917, 24,000 members of the New York National Guard began reporting for duty in what was then known as the World War.
DOD.gov -- Sat, 15 Jul 2017 U.S., Australian Soldiers Participate in Talisman Saber 17 U.S. and Australian soldiers participate in exercise Talisman Saber 17 at the Shoalwater Bay training area in Queensland, Australia, July 10, 2017. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Alexander... (more)
DOD.gov -- Fri, 14 Jul 2017 U.S. Department of Defense: Face of Defense: Soldier Finds Path to Law CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., July 14, 2017 - When Army Sgt. Joseph Selchick was a boy, he would dress up for Halloween as either a soldier or a police officer and pretend... (more)