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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WIVT -- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 UVA student activated by National Guard nearly forced to withdraw from school CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - One University of Virginia law student is doing more than just getting used to online classes: shes also helping the Army National Guards relief efforts in New... (more)
USA TODAY -- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 In times of crisis, the National Guard is deployed. Here's what troops are doing amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than 17,250 National Guard troops have been deployed in all 50 states and territories to help battle the coronavirus pandemic in a wide variety of assignments from disinfecting nursing... (more)
Times Herald Record -- Thu, 02 Apr 2020 Newburgh Cafe feeding hungry National Guard troops TOWN OF NEWBURGH About a week ago, the owners of Hudson Street Caf in Newburgh received a call of duty to prepare 500 meals a day for members of the National Guard responding to the coronavirus... (more)