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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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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)

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