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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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Army.mil -- Fri, 22 Jun 2018 New York Army Guard Soldiers mentor and learn from Ukrainian counterparts YAVORIV COMBINED ARMS TRAINING CENTER, Ukraine --Overseas deployments for Soldiers of the New York National Guard have usually meant Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. But deployment for 220... (more)

MIlitary.com -- Thu, 21 Jun 2018 National Guard Spouses Share Worries With Vice President's Wife SYRACUSE -- Nine New York National Guard spouses were able to voice their concerns to Karen Pence, spouse of the Vice President of the United States during a round table discussion at Syracuse... (more)

nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 14 Jun 2018 N.Y. Guard Civil Support Team gets wet to prep for missions BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Once a year, members of the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team jump out of a perfectly good helicopter and into the waters of Gravesend Bay off the southern... (more)

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