KINDERHOOK, N.Y. -- Brigadier General Anthony German, Chief of Staff of the New York Air National Guard (left) and Chaplain (Capt.) Glen Lightfoot, Chaplain Recruitment Officer for New York , salute President Martin Van Buren’s grave during annual observances at the gravesite of the eighth president on Friday Dec. 3rd. German represented President Barak Obama during the annual event. Wreaths are tradionally laid at the gravesites of past presidents on their birthdays. Van Buren, the first president who was initially a British subject,was born on Dec. 5, 1782.
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Oneonta Daily Star -- Tue, 16 Aug 2022 Military News: Aug. 17, 2022 Area members of the New York Army National Guard were promoted in recent months. Isaac Crandall of Oxford, assigned to the 222nd Military Police Company, received a promotion to the rank... (more)
National Guard.mil -- Sat, 13 Aug 2022 Always at the Ready, New York Air Guardsmen Save a Life SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A dozen New York Air National Guard Airmen are credited with helping save a civilians life on Aug. 9 while attending a military conference at Syracuse University. The man... (more)
WAMC -- Fri, 12 Aug 2022 NY National Guard holds groundbreaking ceremony at Latham headquarters ( audio) The New York National Guard held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday in Latham to launch a $3.7 million renovation of the 36-year-old headquarters. The Joint Force Headquarters complex will... (more)