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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Times Union -- Sun, 14 Jan 2018 Guard troops advance Several members of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing out of Scotia have been promoted while on duty at McMurdo Station, Antarctic.
Associated Press -- Sat, 13 Jan 2018 Army National Guard Members Among Those Headed to Iraq FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) - Ninety-one New York Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division will be deployed to Iraq.
CNN -- Sat, 13 Jan 2018 Soldier, immigrant from Ghana, died rescuing neighbors in Bronx fire NEW YORK (CNN) - Private Emmanuel Mensah went off to serve in the Army National Guard, but it was back home where he made the ultimate sacrifice.