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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Cape Cod Chronicle -- Thu, 27 Apr 2017 Injured Seafarers Medevaced from Bulk Carrier After Explosion The two surviving crewmembers of the bulk carrier Tamar explosion were medevaced at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday by a Portuguese aircrew.
Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 25 Apr 2017 New York Air National Guard pararescuemen aiding seamen on stricken ship in Mid-Atlantic WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y.- Seven New York Air National Guard pararescuemen are on board a cargo ship in the mid-Atlantic today, providing medical treatment for two injured crewmen after a five-hour... (more)
CBS Baltimore -- Tue, 25 Apr 2017 US Coast Guard: 1 Dead, 3 Injured After Cargo Ship Explosion, Baltimore Last Port BALTIMORE (WJZ) The U.S. Coast Guard says one person has died and three others are injured after an explosion occurred on an international cargo carrier 1,300 miles off the coast of Cape... (more)