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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NY National Guard In the News
Associated Press -- Tue, 23 Oct 2018 NY Air National Guard unit begins annual South Pole mission SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) - An annual mission to the South Pole that involves hundreds of members of a New York Air National Guard unit is now underway.
Defense.gov -- Mon, 22 Oct 2018 Flight of the Navigator: What DOD Antarctica Missions Are Like The Air Force's LC-130 Hercules aircraft, known as the Skibird, is the only ski-equipped airplane in the U.S. military, and its peacekeeping missions to Antarctica supporting science exploration... (more)
Times Union -- Fri, 19 Oct 2018 Photos: Change of Command ceremony at the Division of Military & Naval Affairs in Colonie Colors were posted during the Change of Command ceremony at the Division of Military & Naval Affairs Friday Oct. 19, 2018 in Colonie, NY. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul presented the New York... (more)