TONAWANDA --Members of the New York National Guard CERFP ( Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, High Yield Explosive (CBRNE) Enhance Response Force Package, made up of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and the all-volunteer New York Guard ( In old-style BDU uniforms) move a simulated casualty to the decontamination site at the former Spaulding Fiber Plant in Tonawanda, NY on Monday Nov. 2.
The site has been equipped with a rubble pile which simulates a hospital collapsed in a 5.9 Richter earthquake. The operation is part of Exercise Vigilant Guard which teams almost 1,500 National Guard troops with civilian responders.
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USA Today Network -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 Hochul deploying National Guard to aid short-staffed NY nursing homes. What to know Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday deployed 60 National Guard medical teams to aid nursing homes in New York facing staffing shortages amid surging COVID-19 infections. The medical teams will... (more)
Army.mil -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 NY National Guard volunteers support Trees for Troops BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. Fifteen New York National Guard volunteers joined veterans at Ellms Tree Farm on Nov. 29 to load 110 Christmas trees as part of the Trees for Troops program. New York... (more)
Spectrum News -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 State deploying 13 National Guard teams to help Monroe County hospitals ROCHESTER, N.Y. During a news conference on Wednesday in Rochester, New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin announced the state would be sending 13 National Guard teams to Monroe County to help... (more)