The National Guard turns 383 on Friday Dec. 13.
That's the date in 1636 when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony voted to organize the colony's militia into three permanent regiments. Today these are the oldest in the country.
New York can trace it's first militia back to the Burger Guard formed by the Dutch East Indian Company on Manhattan in the 1640s.
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NY 1 -- Sun, 12 Jan 2020 New York National Guard Troops Prepare for Middle East Deployment STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Members of the New York National Guard said goodbye to loved ones Saturday as they prepare for deployment to the Middle East.
WRGB -- Sat, 11 Jan 2020 National Guard soldiers deploy from Capital Region at Siena College ceremony LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) Today 200 New York National Guard soldiers said goodbye to their loved ones at a deployment ceremony at Siena College. News10 was there and spoke to one mother... (more)
Spectrum News -- Sat, 11 Jan 2020 New York's National Guard 42nd Infantry Prepares for Deployment to the Middle East Eighty New York National Guard soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division said goodbye to family members as they prepare for deployment to the Middle East. Soldiers and their families... (more)