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Download full resolution image A color guard stands at attention during the Transition of Authority Ceremony conducted here on Monday, Oct. 15 as the New York Army National Guard's 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion took over the duties of providing communications support to American

101st Signal Takes Over Duties in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan--A color guard stands at attention during the Transition of Authority Ceremony conducted here on Monday, Oct. 15 as the New York Army National Guard's 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion took over the duties of providing communications support to American and Coalition forces in the country. The 101st replaced the Alabama Army National Guard's 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. This is the first time since the Korean War that the colors of the battalion have been unfurled in a combat zone.

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Time Warner Cable News -- Tue, 21 Feb 2017 Rosetta Burke Became New York State's First Female Brigadier General Rosetta Burke is a true trailblazer -- serving our country in the National Guard and becoming the first female general. In the next part of our series, 'Facing the Rising Sun: Profiles of... (more)

Times Union -- Tue, 21 Feb 2017 Four Capital Region museums explore World War I: Museums look at local buildup to conflict The impact of World War I on New York and the Capital Region is a story that state and local museums are telling as the centennial of the U.S. entry into the war approaches.

Times Union -- Mon, 20 Feb 2017 Gillibrand tours Stratton Air Base; emphasizes support for missions in Greenland, Antarctica During a tour of the Stratton Air National Guard Base on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand stressed the importance of the country's continued presence on the Earth's North and... (more)

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