NEWBURGH--Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa (left) and Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm, both members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing's 105th Base Defense Squadron, who were killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec. 21 2015, have been awarded the Bronze Star with V for Valor for their actions that day. The two Air Guardsmen were honored for giving their lives to save other Airmen from a suicide bomber. Four other Airmen died alongside them.
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NationalGuard.mil -- Mon, 01 Aug 2022 Keep Truckin Army National Guard Finds its Best Warriors TULLAHOMA, Tenn. Right before a rope climb, Sgt. Tyler Holloway, a fire support specialist with the Wyoming Army National Guards 115th Field Artillery Brigade, decided to add some levity... (more)
Task and Purpose -- Fri, 29 Jul 2022 The incredible story of a daring Air Force pararescue mission in the middle of the Atlantic: From the Revolutionary War Battles of Lexington and Concord to the Afghanistan battle of Takur Ghar, the National Guard often immortalizes its most significant missions in the form of oil... (more)
IOL.com -- Thu, 28 Jul 2022 _US Army and SANDF demonstrate explosive battles as they end a month-long trip to South Africa Empangeni - Richards Bay residents were treated to a show in an exercise called Exercise Shared Accord 2022, where the US Army and the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), joined... (more)