FORT HAMILTON, BROOKLYN--Major Jody Lupo, the new commander of the 24th Civil Support Team, stands in front of the members of his specialized unit after taking command from Lt. Col. Kaarlo Hietala during Change of Command ceremonies here on Wednesday, March 9. The 21-member team of New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen is specially trained to detect the presence of chemical, biological, and radiological agents and works with civilian first responders and other agencies in the New York City metropolitan area.
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WABC -- Mon, 25 Sep 2017 Riding along with NY Air National Guard in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (WABC) -- A C-17 cargo plane and five men on a mission. Eyewitness News caught up with the New York Air National Guard 105th Air Wing shortly after they landed in San... (more)
Times Union -- Sun, 24 Sep 2017 Duty Calls: Niskayuna soldier leading helicopter battalion New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Jason Lefton of Niskayuna, an Iraq War veteran, has assumed command of the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Regiment, which flies UH-60 Blackhawks,... (more)
Spectrum News -- Fri, 22 Sep 2017 Cuomo joins emergency relief team in Puerto Rico Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled with a team of emergency response officials to help restore power to areas of Puerto Rico still in the dark. NY1's Michael Herzenberg reports.