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New York Naval Militia Celebrates 120th Birthday

Officers of the New York Naval Militia’s 1st Battalion Naval Reserve Artillery pose for a photograph in 1891, the year the first unit of 15 officers and 190 enlisted Sailors was accepted for duty as part of New York’s Military Forces. The Legislature officially recognized the force on June 23, 1891.
Today the Naval Militia comprises more then 2,500 members of the United States Navy Reserve, United States Marine Corps Reserve, United States Coast Guard Reserve who agree to perform state active duty when called and a small core of retired military volunteers. The unique force provides New York with skills learned through their military training and also man a fleet of nine patrol boats that can be employed in support of law enforcement.

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Newsday -- Tue, 23 May 2017 On an April night the members of the 106th Rescue Wing saved lives On April 24, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard got a distress call that the Tamar, a 635-foot long bulk cargo ship, had an explosion in a storeroom. The 106th Rescue Wing based out of Westhampton... (more)

Slovenian Press Agency -- Mon, 22 May 2017 Pahor decorates US soldiers for rescue mission on Slovenian ship (Photo) New York, 21 May - Slovenian President Borut Pahor decorated in New York on Sunday the US soldiers who took part in a rescue operation following an explosion on board a cargo ship operated... (more)

Associated Press -- Mon, 22 May 2017 NY-based Air Guard unit flying annual missions to Greenland SCOTIA, N.Y. - The upstate New York-based Air National Guard unit that flies annual missions to the South Pole is in the midst of its latest effort to support researchers in Greenland.

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