Photo by Master Sgt. Raymond Lloyd, 107th Airlift Wing (released)
BUFFALO-- New York Air National Guard Colonel John Higgins, vice commander of the 107th Airlift Wing, salutes the gravesite of President Millard Fillmore, after presenting a wreath on behalf of President Barak Obama on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. Military officers lay a wreath from the current President on the grave of past presidents on the anniversary of their birth.
Fillmore, who died in 1874 and served as president from 1850 to 1853 was born on Jan. 7. The wreathlaying was held in conjunction with the University of Buffalo which honors Fillmore, one of its founders, every year.
NY National Guard In the News
Newsday -- Thu, 16 May 2013
Warrior competition begins at Camp Smith
Members of the Army National Guard participate in the Northeastern Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith in Cortlandt. The competition will continue for three days at the camp testing soldiers’... (more)
YNN -- Thu, 16 May 2013
National Guard members compete to become best warrior
Sixteen National Guard soldiers from the North East, labeled as the best of the best, are all aiming to become the Army’s warrior of the year. YNN’s John Wagner reports on one... (more)
NewsOne -- Wed, 15 May 2013
Henry L. Johnson Fends Off German Captors During World War I On This Day In 1918
United States Army soldier Henry L. Johnson (pictured), also known as “Black Death,” earned his fearsome nickname in France during World War I. After being ambushed by German forces and... (more)