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Download full resolution image Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom and Pvt. 1st Class Kevin Adams cut into a celebratory birthday cake for the National Guard.

Rainbow Division Marks National Guard Birthday

TROY, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, left and Pvt. 1st Class Kevin Adams mark the Dec. 13, 1636 birthday of the National Guard with a ceremonial cake in front of Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters here during a unit drill Dec. 11. The two Soldiers represent the most senior and most junior representatives of the command to honor the anniversary of the National Guard’s creation. The National Guard celebrates 374 years of service to state and nation on Monday, Dec. 13. Photo by Sgt. John Smith, 42nd Infantry Division.

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