Photo by Senior Airman Peter Dean, 107th Airlift Wing (Released)
BUFFALO-- (Left to Right) Col. Fred Kubus, outgoing commander of the 153rd Troop Command; Brig Gen. Michael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command; and Lt. Col. Reginald Sanders, incoming commander of the 153rd Troop Command, review the troops as they prepare to execute the change of command ceremony for the New York Army National Guard's 153rd Troop Command on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Connecticut St. Armory.
The 153rd, A brigade level subordinate unit of the 53rd Troop Command,is responsible for commanding New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responding to state emergencies in western New York.
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)