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National Guard Turns 375
LATHAM-- The National Guard of the United States turns 375 Years old today,Dec. 13. On this day in 1636 the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed a law establishing formal militia companies in the colony. These companies were made up of all adult males older than 16 and were expected to meet and train in military skills regularly.In New York, the first citizen-soldiers were members of the Burgher Guard, organized by the Dutch East Indian Company in 1640 to help protect New Amsterdam from their English neighbors in Massachusetts and Virginia or from hostile natives.
Citizen soldiers of the militia and National Guard have fought in all of America’s wars from King Philips War against Native Americans in the New England Colonies in 1675 to the struggle in Afghanistan today.

NY National Guard In the News

Associated Press -- Mon, 18 Aug 2014

National Guard soldiers arrive home in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --More than 250 soldiers in a New York Army National Guard aviation unit are back home from the Persian Gulf. National Guard officials say the soldiers in the 42nd Combat... (more)

Associated Press -- Fri, 15 Aug 2014

NY Army National Guard gets new senior soldier .

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York Army National Guard is getting a new senior soldier who serves as the top enlisted person in the organization.

Nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 14 Aug 2014

New York Army National Guard Soldiers become MPs during four-week course

Instructors at the New York Army National Guard’s 106th Regional Training Institute here are cramming 20 weeks of classroom, field training and on-the-job instruction in police methods... (more)

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