LATHAM--Leaders of the New York Army National Guard’s 204th Engineer Battalion receive the Salute Magazine "Unit of the Year" award from Salute representative Johnny Underwood, during an informal event at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters. The magazine is distributed free on military bases around the country. The unit, with companies in Kingston, Horseheads, Walton, Buffalo and Binghamton, was recognized for their response to Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in 2011.Pictured are, from left: Capt. Thomas Rome, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer; Lt. Col. James Freehart, Battalion Commander; Major Erik Stevens, Battalion Executive Officer; and Sgt. 1st Class Christophere Hatala, Forward Support Company Readiness Sergeant.
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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)