SHINDAND AIR BASE, Afghanistan - New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Joseph Bielher, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, Task Force Iron presents the Purple Heart to Spcs. Steven Onofrey, right, from Monroe, N.Y., and Ruben Abreu from N.Y., N.Y. at a ceremony here August 26. The two Soldiers, assigned to Company B, were recognized for wounds received during their support to OPERATION SHRIMPS NET. The Soldiers were wounded July 13 in Farah Province, Afghanistan, when insurgents attacked their M-ATV, a mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicle, with an IED. Also wounded was Sgt. Kieran Murphy, from Pearl River, N.Y. Murphy is now convalescing at Fort Drum. Photo courtesy of 1st Lt. Jason Uhlig, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry.
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nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 14 Jun 2018 N.Y. Guard Civil Support Team gets wet to prep for missions BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Once a year, members of the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team jump out of a perfectly good helicopter and into the waters of Gravesend Bay off the southern... (more)
Libn.com -- Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Road being renamed for Christopher Raguso, killed in Iraq The New York State Senate has passed legislation that would rename a portion of Jericho Turnpike in honor of Commack resident Christopher Raguso, a New York City Fire Department fire fighter... (more)
Army.mil -- Tue, 12 Jun 2018 Fort Hamilton museum director relives New York WWI Soldier's journey In summer 2017, Justin Batt, the director of the Harbor Defense Museum at Fort Hamilton, New York, met a member of the New York Army National Guard's 13th Coastal Artillery.