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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

Department of Defense -- Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Guardsmen Train for Insertion, Extraction

Stamford Daily Voice -- Thu, 31 Jul 2014

New WestConn Scholarship Honors Fallen Soldier, Son Of Stamford Cop

DANBURY, Conn.-- A new scholarship at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury has been set up to honor a soldier who lost his life while serving in Afghanistan on Sept. 5, 2013.

Associated Press -- Thu, 31 Jul 2014

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. --Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum’s World War II records for information they hope will lead to... (more)

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