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Download full resolution image New York Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major Frank Wicks (right) promotes 1569th Transportaton Company member Ronald Walker to sergeant during a visit to the unit on April 29. The 1569th Soldiers have been training at Fort Drum to prepare for deplo

New Sergeant in 1569th TC

FORT HOOD, TX-- New York Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major Frank Wicks (right) promotes 1569th Transportaton Company member Ronald Walker to sergeant during a visit to the unit on April 29. The 1569th Soldiers have been training at Fort Drum to prepare for deployment to Afghanistan. This was the first time in his 31-year military career that Wicks had "pinned on" a Soldiers new rank. He's always tried to have a family member or other leader do it, Wicks explained.

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defense.gov -- Mon, 29 Aug 2016 Soldiers Participate in Premobilization Training Soldiers participate in premobilization training at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Aug. 16, 2016. Photos by Army National Guard Sgt. Cesar Leon

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Times Union -- Sun, 28 Aug 2016 Wynantskill colonel earns Legion of Merit New York Army National Guard Col. Martin Dinan of Wynantskill, a veteran of three wars, has received a Legion of Merit for meritorious service before his retirement after 30 years of duty.

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