NEW YORK--Joint Task Force Empire Shield Soldier of the Year Spec Michael Boncales(center left), and Joint Task Force Empire Shield Noncommisioned Officer of the Year, Sgt. Neftali Perez (center right), pose with their awards during the Task Force’s Dining Out on Friday, Jan. 7. They are flanked by Task Force Command Sergeant Major Basilo Colon (far left), New York State Command Sergeant Major Robert Van Pelt, (left), Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, Adjutant General of New York (right) and Task Force Commander, Lt. Col. Greg Driesbach,(far right).
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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