NY Guard Lends Expertise to Response Force
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
Times Union -- Wed, 27 May 2015
Airman in high demand advances in rank
An airman who has a way in making the most of staring at the clouds is in high demand.
Shawn Peno of Schenectady, who has a weather expertise, has been promoted to Air National Guard senior... (more)
Politics 365 -- Tue, 26 May 2015
President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor
Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American.
Democrat and Chronicle -- Fri, 22 May 2015
Rochester soldier to accept honor for black WWI hero
He first heard the name of Henry Johnson after being assigned to the Army National Guard base last fall in Latham, just outside of Albany.
Louis Wilson said he went online and started researching.... (more)