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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National Guard.mil -- Thu, 02 Jul 2020 NY National Guard Soldier's WWI story told in digital comic LATHAM, N.Y. Sgt. Henry Johnson, the Albany resident whose World War I service in the New York National Guards 369th Infantry Regiment was recognized with the Medal of Honor almost a century... (more)
WRGB -- Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Community Hero: Staff Sergeant Sarah Silvernail Staff Sergeant Sarah Silvernail, 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard was nominated by her dad who shared that Sarahs latest mission was performing COVID 19 testing at the testing... (more)
Times Union -- Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Duty Calls: Officer in Kuwait gets to see his new child via smartphone: Major in Kuwait saw scene of birth via home security system, phone Even though New York Army National Guard Maj. Michael C. Costello of Guilderland was on duty 6,128 miles from home, he didn't miss seeing his new daughter right after she was born. The 42nd... (more)