LATHAM--New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Deborah Foley ( left) commander of the New York Army National Guard's 56th Personal Services Battalion and 1st Sgt. Erin Connell prepare to case the battalion colors during a deactivation ceremony Saturday, August 1, at New York National Guard headquarters.
The battalion is no longer required in the New York Army National Guard structure. The 300 Soldiers of the battlion have been reassigned to other commands.
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Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY creek debris blamed for Connecticut teen’s death removed SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) - Debris in a Hudson Valley creek that led to the drowning death of a teenage Connecticut girl has been cleared away.
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first... (more)
Department of Defense -- Tue, 06 Oct 2015 New York Guardsmen Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin (Photo Essay) Guardsmen operate heavy equipment to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as part of New York’s preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane... (more)