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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Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY creek debris blamed for Connecticut teen’s death removed SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) - Debris in a Hudson Valley creek that led to the drowning death of a teenage Connecticut girl has been cleared away.
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first... (more)
Department of Defense -- Tue, 06 Oct 2015 New York Guardsmen Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin (Photo Essay) Guardsmen operate heavy equipment to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as part of New York’s preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane... (more)