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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Naitonal Guard.mil -- Fri, 28 Apr 2017 New York Air Guard pararescue team wrapping up mid-Atlantic rescue of injured seamen WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y.- New York Air National Guard pararescuemen, who conducted a night parachute jump into the Atlantic Ocean 1,300 miles east of Cape Cod, to save the lives of two badly... (more)
Army.mil -- Fri, 28 Apr 2017 New York National Guard exercises its emergency-response command skills as part of Ardent Sentry 17 TROY, N.Y. -- The New York National Guard tested it's emergency-response planning skills in Ardent Sentry 17, a national-level emergency response staff exercise that took place at locations... (more)
Cape Cod Chronicle -- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 Injured Seafarers Medevaced from Bulk Carrier After Explosion The two surviving crewmembers of the bulk carrier Tamar explosion were medevaced at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday by a Portuguese aircrew.