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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Riverhead Patch -- Thu, 13 Feb 2020 Elementary School Students Make 100s Of Valentines For Vets RIVERHEAD, NY Riverhead children opened their hearts to veterans for Valentine's Day. The Roanoke Avenue Elementary School Student Council presented Staff Sergeant Chris Clay, a member of... (more)
Stars and Stripes -- Wed, 12 Feb 2020 National Guard leaders say a Space Force National Guard is needed WASHINGTON Top National Guard leaders want the Pentagon to create a Space Force National Guard, which they said Wednesday was needed to ensure continuity between guard space operators and... (more)
Army.mil -- Wed, 12 Feb 2020 Middle East deployment is family affair for NY Guard Soldiers FORT HOOD, Texas -- Deploying with the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division is a family thing for three members of the Valenza family from Queensbury, N.Y.