NEW YORK CITY -- A convoy of the New York Army National Guard’s 206th Military Police Company heads to Long Island to conduct disaster recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Irene on Aug. 28.
The Latham-based unit is just part of the nearly 2,000 Soldiers and airmen New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized in response to the expected landfall of the hurricane Irene, which 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.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
Henrico Citizen -- Mon, 21 May 2018 Ft. Harrison to host Memorial Day ceremony Richmond National Battlefield Park, in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, will sponsor a Memorial Day program and wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember those who... (more)
Times Union -- Sun, 20 May 2018 Troy native wins Best Warrior competition New York Army National Guard Sgt. Quentin Davis, a Troy native who now lives in Queens, has earned the New York Army National Guard's top Noncommissioned Officer for 2018 title by winning... (more)
The Evening Standard (UK) -- Wed, 16 May 2018 New York National Guard deployed as deadly storm batters US The National Guard has been called to help victims of a powerful storm which pounded the north-east of America.