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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CBS New York -- Mon, 07 Aug 2017 Lost Medals Returned To Vets, Families On National Purple Heart Day NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Monday marked National Purple Heart Day - commemorating the creation of the oldest American military decoration for merit. The Purple Heart is a military decoration... (more)
Military Times -- Mon, 07 Aug 2017 NY Army National Guard's 42nd Division marks centennial ALBANY, N.Y. - A New York Army National Guard unit that traces its lineage to the U.S. entry into the First World War is marking a century as a fighting force. The 42nd Infantry Division... (more)
The Daily Gazette -- Mon, 07 Aug 2017 Air National Guard honors Chuck Steiner, his advocacy Conference room called a fitting tribute to longtime advocate GLENVILLE - Two more honors have been conferred on late chamber of commerce leader and tireless Schenectady advocate Chuck Steiner. The... (more)