Potchefstroom,South Africa--Five members of the New York National Guard’s Company C 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry, who represented the United States Army at the South African National Military Skills Competition here pose with South African Col William Alberts, (center) the director of the event. The New York Soldiers are (from left) Sgt . David Hansen, from Melrose, NY;Staff Sgt Jeffery Dorvee from Queensbury, NY; Pvt. 1st Class Michael Ellsworth, from Hudson Falls, NY; Sgt 1st Class Troy Mechanick from Hudson Falls, NY; and Sgt. 1st Class Miguel Orabona from Ballston Lake, NY.
The Americans finished in 5th place out of 22 teams at the annual event.
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Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY creek debris blamed for Connecticut teen’s death removed SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) - Debris in a Hudson Valley creek that led to the drowning death of a teenage Connecticut girl has been cleared away.
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first... (more)
Department of Defense -- Tue, 06 Oct 2015 New York Guardsmen Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin (Photo Essay) Guardsmen operate heavy equipment to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as part of New York’s preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane... (more)