New York Army National Guard Sgt Andrew Valenza (right) is joined by his parents, Major Julie Valenza and Sgt. 1st Class William Valenza as they prepare to deploy together during the 42nd Infantry Division farewell ceremony held on January 11, 2020, at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. All five members of the Valenza family are serving. A son is already deployed in Afghanistan and a daughter is in the New York Army National Guard as well. The 42nd Infantry Division headquarters held farewell events in Loudonville, Staten Island, and Rochester.
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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle -- Tue, 26 Jan 2021 Investigation at Mendon helicopter crash site wraps up. What's next? MENDON, NY U.S. Army officials have finished clearing the site of last week's fatal military helicopter crash in Mendon and local NationalGuard members gathered Sunday to honor their friends. A... (more)
WHEC -- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 Cuomo sending 500 more National Guardsmen to D.C., 1.3K returning ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sending 542 more members of the New York National Guard to Washington D.C. Cuomo said members will be heading down to bolster U.S. Capitol security... (more)
WKBW, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 New York National Guard identifies 3 soldiers killed in helicopter crash outside Rochester Wednesday ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) The New York Army National Guard has identified three soldiers killed in a helicopter crash outside of Rochester on Wednesday. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda,... (more)