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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WNBC -- Sat, 28 Mar 2020 WATCH: Gov. Cuomos Powerful Address to National Guard New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made an emotional speech to the National Guard on Friday, thanking them for converting the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan into a hospital.
CNCBC -- Sat, 28 Mar 2020 Coronavirus: Gov. Cuomo, the National Guard and FEMA transform the Javits Center into a hospital New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the construction of a temporary hospital at the the Jacob K. Javits Center had been completed with the help of FEMA and the National Guard.... (more)
Nationalguard.mil -- Fri, 27 Mar 2020 NY National Guard doubles force responding to COVID-19 LATHAM, N.Y. The New York National Guard has doubled the number of members helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the state to more than 2,200 troops on duty.