Photo by Warrant Officer Ubon Mendie, New York Guard.
NEW YORK STATE PREPAREDNESS TRAINING CENTER, ORISKANY, N.Y. - New York Guard Staff Sgt. Francisco Hernandez of the 88th Brigade unravels water hoses used in the FEMA Region II Homeland Response Force decontamination line here May 16. About 50 state guard members train alongside their New York Army National Guard counterparts from the 222nd Chemical Company as part of the decontamination element of the Homeland Response Force. The HRF responds to Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear incidents in support of civil authorities for FEMA Region II, including New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Photo by Warrant Officer Ubon Mendie, New York Guard.
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)