BASRA, Iraq-- New York Army National Guard Specialist Jorge Alvarez, a member of the 501st Ordnance Battalion who lives in the Bronx, receives a coin from Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler during a visit to Contingency Operating Base Basrah on June 25. The Soldiers of the 501st Ordnance Battalion are overseeing Explosive Ordnance Disposal units in southern Iraq as part of Task Force Troy. The unit is based in Scotia, New York.
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Genesee Sun -- Wed, 14 Apr 2021 New York Army National Guard Promotions Within Livingston County Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional... (more)
Face 2 Face Africa, -- Tue, 13 Apr 2021 Harlem Hellfighters: After leading U.S. into WWI, the heroism of this all-Black unit may finally be lauded When the 369th Infantry arrived in Brittany on January 1, 1918, they were one of the four African-American regiments sent from the racially segregated U.S. to fight under French command during... (more)
The Morning Journal, -- Sat, 10 Apr 2021 Lorain honors native Brigadier General Isabel Rivera Smith, Discusses Memorial Project Many tears and laughs were shared April 10 during the Ohio Hispanic Veterans memorial event. Held at Sacred Heart Chapel, the event was meant to honor Lorain native and recently elected... (more)