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Download full resolution image Lt. Col. Rob Mitchell poses next to battalion’s headquarters sign.

501st EOD Operating in Basra

BASRA, Iraq--Lt. Col. Robert Mitchell, the commander of the Scotia-based 501st Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) poses next to the battalion’s headquarters sign here. The New York National Guard battalion is responsible for counter IED operations and training Iraqi Police counter-explosives teams as the headquarters of Task Force Troy-South. The 38 members of the units have a wide range of skills ranging from explosives experts to intelligence analysis and supply management.

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defense.gov -- Mon, 17 Jul 2017 New York National Guard Reported for World War I Duty 100 Years Ago SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 14, 2017 On July 15, 1917, 24,000 members of the New York National Guard began reporting for duty in what was then known as the World War.

DOD.gov -- Sat, 15 Jul 2017 U.S., Australian Soldiers Participate in Talisman Saber 17 U.S. and Australian soldiers participate in exercise Talisman Saber 17 at the Shoalwater Bay training area in Queensland, Australia, July 10, 2017. Army National Guard photos by Sgt. Alexander... (more)

DOD.gov -- Fri, 14 Jul 2017 U.S. Department of Defense: Face of Defense: Soldier Finds Path to Law CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., July 14, 2017 - When Army Sgt. Joseph Selchick was a boy, he would dress up for Halloween as either a soldier or a police officer and pretend... (more)

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