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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Associated Press -- Wed, 04 May 2016 NY Air National Guard 105th Airlift Wing gets new commander NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A New York Air National Guard unit based in the Hudson Valley is getting a new commander.
Defense.gov -- Wed, 04 May 2016 U.S. Airmen, Canadian Soldiers Participate in Operation Nunalivut U.S. Airmen prepared a ski-way for LC-130 Hurcules aircraft at Little Cornwallis Island, Nunavut, Canada, April 10, 2016, in support of Canada's annual Operation Nunalivut.
NationalGuard.mil -- Tue, 03 May 2016 New York Army National Guard cooks take their shot at winning Army-wide cooking challenge CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. - Preparation paid off as eight cooks from the New York Army National Guard's 642nd Aviation Support Battalion took their shot at winning the annual Army-wide... (more)