Photo by Stephanie Alexander.
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- New York Army National Guard Chaplain Candidate 1st Lt. Mark Getman delivers a sermon during Jewish Services March 28. Getman, from Lawrence, N.Y., is training to serve as the chaplain for the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery. With Getman at the military training course is Chaplain Candidate 1st Lt. Raziel Amar, from Brooklyn, N.Y. and assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation. The training program at Fort Jackson includes instruction for potential military chaplains to perform ramp services for fallen troops, field religious services and Soldier Counseling. Other training included Casualty Notification Duty, Grief Counseling, Religious Support for Mass Casualties & Battlefield Wounded.
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)