BLOEMFONTEIN,South Africa-- Members of the joint New York Army and Air National Guard team participating in the South African Combat Rifle Competition receive individual marksmanship awards during the competition here.
The ten member New York National Guard Team--composed of five Airmen and five Soldiers--finished second place out of 35 teams and 350 individual shooters. Army National Guard 1st Lt. Thomas Beach, the team captain finished in the number six sport out of all shooters. Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Edward Stefik, the team manager placed second on the NCO/Warrant officer category and Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jose Pena-Rojas and Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Zimmer, both earned qualification badges.
The team competes in a final shoot-off on Saturday, March 15.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
Associated Press -- Tue, 23 Oct 2018 NY Air National Guard unit begins annual South Pole mission SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) - An annual mission to the South Pole that involves hundreds of members of a New York Air National Guard unit is now underway.
Defense.gov -- Mon, 22 Oct 2018 Flight of the Navigator: What DOD Antarctica Missions Are Like The Air Force's LC-130 Hercules aircraft, known as the Skibird, is the only ski-equipped airplane in the U.S. military, and its peacekeeping missions to Antarctica supporting science exploration... (more)
Times Union -- Fri, 19 Oct 2018 Photos: Change of Command ceremony at the Division of Military & Naval Affairs in Colonie Colors were posted during the Change of Command ceremony at the Division of Military & Naval Affairs Friday Oct. 19, 2018 in Colonie, NY. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul presented the New York... (more)