GLENS FALLS--New York Army National Guard volunteers of the 11th Annual Christmas Eve Roadmarch participate in the 3.3 mile walk through Glens Falls, N.Y. on December 24. Carrying the banner this year are retired Sgt. 1st Class Arthur Coon, at right, the event organizer and U.S. Military Academy cadet Mitchell Valenza. The march commemorated the deployment of local National Guard Citizen Soldiers to Iraq when first held back in 2004 and now honors military members of all services and all eras. More than 600 participants are estimated to have marched through Glens Falls, most carrying images of uniformed loved ones who are serving or have served.
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Washington Post -- Tue, 12 Dec 2017 Clarence Beavers, pioneering black paratrooper and smoke jumper, dies at 96 Clarence Beavers, the last surviving member of Americas first black parachute unit, a World War II test platoon that went on to battle fires caused by Japanese bombs and paved the way for... (more)
Daily Gazette -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Ballston Spa woman named to top Air National Guard position Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto, of Ballston Spa, is the first woman and the first Air National Guard member to serve as the top enlisted adviser to the Adjutant General of New York.... (more)
DemRochester Democrat and Chronicle -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Army Guard member Joseph Nelk of Pittsford dies in Ukraine A 21-year-old New York Army National Guard member who deployed to Ukraine as part of the 7th Army Training Command's Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine died on Sunday.