NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Private Cheyanne Jose Pena (center, right), a member of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, joins General Raymond Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army in cutting the Army Birthday Cake during a ceremony in Times Square on Thursday, June 14, the 237th Birthday of the United States Army. Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, also took part in the event. Traditionally the oldest and youngest Soldiers present at an Army Birthday celebration cut the cake. Also taking part was Buddy Valastro (right) from the television show "Cake Boss" who made the special birthday cake.
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Associated Press -- Wed, 20 Sep 2017 Long Island gets ready as Jose swings by DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) - New York officials say National Guard members, emergency equipment and supplies are ready on Long Island in case tropical storm conditions occur there.
Associated Press -- Wed, 20 Sep 2017 Deployment of NY Guardsmen, Troopers to Caribbean on Hold The deployment of more than 100 members of the New York Army Guard and state police to the U.S. Virgin Islands to help with hurricane recovery efforts is on hold because of another storm approaching... (more)
defense.gov -- Thu, 14 Sep 2017 Air Guardsmen Evacuate Personnel in Wake of Hurricane Irma Guardsman transport evacuees from St. Maarten to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 10, 2017, during relief efforts following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Photos by Air Force Staff Sgt. Erin... (more)