BASRA, IRAQ- Members of the New York Army National Guard’s 501st Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) get together with members of the Texas Army National Guard’s 36th Division to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Contingency Operating Base Basra. The New York Soldiers celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Iraq while their colleagues in the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry marched in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City.
The 501st is serving as the headquarters for Task Force Troy-South, with a mission of clearing improvised explosive devices from critical routes and infrastructure.
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Saratogian -- Mon, 20 Nov 2017 World War II veteran donates items to Saratoga Springs military museum SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- It was a reunion of sorts as a World War II veteran of the New York National Guards 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery shared stories and personal items with two... (more)
Post Star -- Sat, 18 Nov 2017 Cambridge soldier receives new rank LATHAM Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability... (more)
CBS BOSTON -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 Soldier Who Got Kyrie Irving Jersey: "It Was So Unreal" FRAMINGHAM (CBS) New York National Guard Sgt. Josenia Figueroa says she still cant believe Celtics guard Kyrie Irving gave her his game jersey after the teams 13th straight win Tuesday.