WASHINGTON-- New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Christopher Petersen ( second from left) receives a plaque recognizing him as the USO's National Guardsman of the Year for 2013 from National Guard Vice Chief , Lt. Gen. Joseph Lengyel during the USO's annual Gala on Friday, October 25. Petersen is pararescueman in the 106th Rescue Wing's 103rd Rescue Squadron. He was honored for his heroism in Afghanistan and outstanding performance in training and on the job.
Also pictured are General Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers, USAF (Ret) and USO CEO and President Sloan Gibson.
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NY National Guard In the News
Poughkeepsie Journal -- Mon, 17 Sep 2018 Watch the Thunderbirds soar at NY Air Show The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds daring stunt flying was among several attractions at this past weekend's New York Air Show at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh.
WHEC -- Sun, 16 Sep 2018 NY National Guard departs Rochester, heads south for hurricane recovery The NY National Guard deployed ten soldiers and two Blackhawk Medivac helicopters Sunday to assist in Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.
Assocaited Press -- Fri, 14 Sep 2018 NY National Guard members heading to S. Africa for air show A contingent from the New York Air and Army National Guard will be heading to Africa this weekend to participate in the continent's largest air show.