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NY National Guard Forces Ready for Hurricane Irene

NEW YORK CITY -- New Army National Guard Soldiers Pfc. Joel Hernandez (left) and Cpl. Kevin Munoz (background, center) direct cars away from the Lexington Avenue Armory here on Aug. 27 to keep the area accessible for emergency and military traffic to the armory. Both Soldiers are from the Bronx and belong to the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry.

The troops are just some of the nearly 2,000 Soldiers and airmen New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized in response to the expected landfall of Hurricane Irene, which has already caused deaths and destruction in other states.

Soldiers and Airmen deployed to Long Island, New York City, and the Hudson Valley to assist with traffic control on bridges and tunnels, sandbagging operations at the World Trade Center site, evacuation shelter operations in New York City, the construction of barriers for railway yards and train tunnels, and other hurricane emergency efforts.

Soldiers and other New York military forces who were staged at the Lexington Avenue Armory on Aug. 27 have been posted at New York City shelters to assist the American Red Cross and emergency personnel with potential storm victims.

Other troops staged at the armory used the time to catch up on sleep in order to be ready for other possible missions.

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Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 15 Sep 2020 109th AW joins advanced battle management systems exercise SCOTIA, N.Y. Thirty members of the New York Air National Guard from the 109th Airlift Wing flew two LC-130H Skibirds to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas to participate in a nationwide exercise... (more)

Nationalguard.mil -- Mon, 14 Sep 2020 Eastern Air Defense adjusts to COVID-19 to continue mission ROME, N.Y. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced military units large and small to find creative ways to maintain a healthy force while still defending the nation. One of these organizations... (more)

WDAM -- Mon, 14 Sep 2020 National Guard Best Warrior Competition 2020 kicks off at Camp Shelby (Video) HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The top 14 soldiers in the U.S. National Guard took the field Sunday morning at Camp Shelby in the first event to determine who is the National Best Warrior 2020.

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