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Lt. Dan Band Performs for the Troops in NYC

NEW YORK -- Gary Sinise, at right, and Jeff Vezain perform with the Lt. Dan Band at the New York Army National Guard’s armory on Lexington Avenue March 18 in tribute to the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry. Sinise, an acclaimed actor who stars in the CBS hit television series CSI:NY has won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in the mega hit movie Forest Gump. He teamed up with Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams to form the Lt. Dan Band in 2004 and has entertained tens of thousands of U.S. military personnel all over the world. Proceeds from the event will benefit the SSG Chistian P. Engeldrum Memorial Scholarship Fund. Chris Engeldrum was a NY City Firefighter assigned to Ladder Company 61 in the Bronx, responded to the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 and went on to serve with the “Fighting 69th” in Iraq. Engledrum was killed in action on November 24, 2004.

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Associated Press -- Mon, 25 Jul 2016 Upstate woman to become top enlisted airman in NY Air Guard ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A veteran of the war in Afghanistan is set to become the first woman to hold the top enlisted airman's position in the New York Air National Guard.

Times Union -- Sun, 24 Jul 2016 Warrant officer earns Legion of Merit: Veteran Vartigan of Brunswick gets Legion of Merit Chief Warrant Officer Five Lawrence Vartigian of Brunswick received a Legion of Merit upon retirement from the New York Army National Guard after 41 years of military service.

defense.gov -- Fri, 22 Jul 2016 Guardsmen Train at Fort Polk Guardsmen participate in a combined arms live-fire exercise at Peason Ridge, La., July 15, 2016. Photos by multiple military photographers

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