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New York EOD Soldier On Duty in Kuwait

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. John Conley, a technician in the 1108th Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team, walks out to a suspicious package in a bomb disposal suit to plant a disposal charge during a controlled detonation exercise here on April 5.
The Pleasantville, NY resident was taking part in a demonstration for Brig Gen. Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, during his trip to visit troops in Kuwait and Iraq.

The Soldiers of the 1108th are responsible for responding to unexploded ordnance and bomb threats in the Camp Arifjan area and also providing training to troops coming into the area of operations.
The company, based in Scotia, was mobilized last year

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NY National Guard In the News

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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