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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USA Today Network -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 Hochul deploying National Guard to aid short-staffed NY nursing homes. What to know Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday deployed 60 National Guard medical teams to aid nursing homes in New York facing staffing shortages amid surging COVID-19 infections. The medical teams will... (more)
Army.mil -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 NY National Guard volunteers support Trees for Troops BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. Fifteen New York National Guard volunteers joined veterans at Ellms Tree Farm on Nov. 29 to load 110 Christmas trees as part of the Trees for Troops program. New York... (more)
Spectrum News -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 State deploying 13 National Guard teams to help Monroe County hospitals ROCHESTER, N.Y. During a news conference on Wednesday in Rochester, New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin announced the state would be sending 13 National Guard teams to Monroe County to help... (more)