PRATTVILLE--Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano thanks New York Army National Guard Specialist Whitnee McKinney for her service during a visit here on August 31 as Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, the commander of Joint Task Force Irene, the New York National Guard force which responded to Hurricane Irene looks on. Napolitano visited Prattsville with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Federal Emergency Management Administration head Craig Fulgate to better understand the damage done by flooding in the area. New York Army National Guard UH-60s flew the team to the location.
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We are the Mighty -- Fri, 23 Feb 2018 This hero was so deadly, they called him 'Black Death In this modern world, earning a nickname is generally a piece of cake. Show up for work one day with a half-shaven face and you will quickly be slapped with one or two loving and memorable... (more)
Times Union -- Fri, 23 Feb 2018 100 years ago: Trained U.S. soldiers ready to fight The state Division of Military and Naval Affairs is reminding residents about key dates affecting New Yorkers during the 100-year anniversary of Americas entry into World War I. The press... (more)
Defense.gov -- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 Guard Salutes Fallen New York City Apartment Fire Hero NEW YORK CITY, Feb. 21, 2018 - Army National Guard leaders recently honored a New York Army National Guardsman who died while rescuing his neighbors during the deadliest fire here in more... (more)