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Guard Soldiers Evacuate Bellevue Hospital

NEW YORK CITY-- Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard’s 3rd Platoon of Company A, 1-69th Infantry rush a patient from Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday night, Oct. 31 after the decison was made to evacuate the hospital. Despite losing power when Hurricane Sandy hit on Monday, Oct. 29, the hospital stayed open using an emergency generator on the roof which was refueled by 1-69th Soldiers carrying five gallon fuel jugs up 13 floors to keep the 1000 gallon tank filled.
150 Soldiers were called out to respond to the evacuation order to move 500 patients after millions of gallons of water were discovered in the basement.

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NY National Guard In the News

Time Warner Cable News -- Sun, 22 May 2016 More Than 3,000 National Guard Members Train at Fort Drum FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 3,000 members of the New York National Guard have been training on Fort Drum the past few days. The training serves as the final step before they head to the Army's... (more)

Army.mil -- Fri, 20 May 2016 New York Army National Guard EOD experts meet Ravens Challenge ORISKANY, N.Y.--The remote-controlled robot bumped across the divots of the grassy field until it reached the downed toy drone. Its camera gazed up and down as it examined the explosive device... (more)

Popular Science -- Fri, 20 May 2016 National Guard Blows Up Drone With Lunch Box Bomb During Training Look, I'm not going to beat the lede from the New York National Guard, so here it is in full: The remote-controlled robot bumped across the divots of the grassy field until it reached the... (more)

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