SARATOGA SPRINGS-- The last draftee Soldier on active duty, United States Army Material Command Sgt. Major Jeffery Mellinger (left), presents a United States Flag to outgoing New York State Command Sgt. Major Robert Van Pelt during his retirement dinner here on May 6. Mellinger was drafted into the Army in 1972. He and Van Pelt,also a draftee, were in the same class in the Sergeants Major Academy.
Van Pelt retired from the New York Army National Guard after serving as New York State Command Sergeant Major for ten years. Van Pelt, a veteran of the Vietnam War served in the Active Army, Army Reserve and New York Army National Guard for 42 years.
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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.
Associated Press -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 Top enlisted leader of the New York National Guard is 1st woman to hold position ALBANY, N.Y. A 23-year veteran of the U.S. military now serving as the top enlisted leader of the New York Army and Air National Guard is the first woman to hold the position.
Brooklyn Eagle -- Thu, 16 Nov 2017 Brooklyn Nets visit veterans at Fort Hamilton Three Brooklyn Nets stars paid a visit to the Fort Hamilton Army Base in Bay Ridge to coach a referee a basketball game between two groups of veterans in honor of Veterans Day.