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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Army.mil -- Thu, 19 Jul 2018 New York Army Guard units increase their skills at Fort Indiantown Gap FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. -- Three hundred and seventy New York Army National Guard Soldiers from 53rd Troop command military police, engineer and transportation companies used two weeks of... (more)
Times Union -- Thu, 19 Jul 2018 Civil Air Patrol cadets hop a ride in C-17 Fifty Civil Air Patrol cadets attending the CAP annual encampment got the chance Wednesday to ride with the 139th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.
Nyack Patch -- Wed, 18 Jul 2018 Promotions For Local Members Of NY National Guard Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.