CAMP SMITH-- New York Guard Major Douglas Hedwig (left) poses with Maryland Defense Force Major Jari Villanueva who visited New York Guard headquarters here on Saturday, May 5 to honor Hedwig who is retiring from the state’s volunteer defense force. Hedwig has served as the commander of the New York Guard Band, joining after the 9/11 attacks, and provided advice to Villanueva on organizing a Maryland state guard band. Villanueva provided the New Yorker with Maryland Defense Force patches as a token of esteemUnder Hedwig’s leadership the New York Guard band has performed in parades and at public events, as well as for veterans. Hedwig is also the composer of the New York Naval Militia March
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defense.gov -- Fri, 28 Oct 2016 Red Smoke Maneuver Airmen maneuver through smoke during tactical combat casualty care training at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Oct. 19, 2016. The airmen, ssigned to the 106th Rescue... (more)
nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 27 Oct 2016 New York National Guard hosts U.S.-South African exercise planning session SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. South African National Defense Force and Department of Defense officials locked down plans for joint U.S./ South African military training in 2017 during a three-day... (more)
Fort Hood Sentinel -- Thu, 27 Oct 2016 'Harlem Hellfighters' train for Kuwait Soldiers from the 369th Sustainment Brigade recently completed their final phase of training at Fort Hood, in preparation for deployment to Kuwait.