LATHAM--The New York Army National Guard's newest brigadier general, Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields (center) joins Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brian Smith, who enlisted in 1973, and Pvt. Shelbi Vanderbogart, who enlisted Dec. 13, 2011, in cutting the National Guard's Birthday Cake during a ceremony held at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012, which marked the 376th anniversary of the birth of the National Guard. The celebration has become an annual event.
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Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY creek debris blamed for Connecticut teen’s death removed SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) - Debris in a Hudson Valley creek that led to the drowning death of a teenage Connecticut girl has been cleared away.
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first... (more)
Department of Defense -- Tue, 06 Oct 2015 New York Guardsmen Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin (Photo Essay) Guardsmen operate heavy equipment to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as part of New York’s preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane... (more)