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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Times Union -- Mon, 22 Jan 2018 Schenectady soldier earns Meritorious Service Medal New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Melanie Groff of Schenectady received a Meritorious Service Medal during a ceremony at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters in Latham.
nationalguard.mil -- Fri, 19 Jan 2018 New York Guard Soldiers will compete in biathlon meet LATHAM, N.Y. - Three New York Army National Guard Soldiers are heading for Vermont next week to compete against 42 Soldiers from six other Eastern states in Eastern regional qualifying meet... (more)
Times Union -- Sun, 14 Jan 2018 Guard troops advance Several members of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing out of Scotia have been promoted while on duty at McMurdo Station, Antarctic.