LATHAM--Master Sgt. Roger Townsend, assigned to New York National Guard Joint Force Headquarters; Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, the assistant adjutant general, Army; and Spc. Charles Fetzer, a military policeman assigned to the 104th Military Police Battalion, cut the U.S. Army birthday cake during a 245th Army birthday celebration at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs on June 12th, 2020. The Army birthday is recognized each year with a cake cutting featuring the youngest Soldier, representing the future; the oldest Soldier representing wisdom and traditions; along with the commanding officer, though this year COVID-19 precautions were in place limiting the size of the event.
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National Guard.mil -- Thu, 02 Jul 2020 NY National Guard Soldier's WWI story told in digital comic LATHAM, N.Y. Sgt. Henry Johnson, the Albany resident whose World War I service in the New York National Guards 369th Infantry Regiment was recognized with the Medal of Honor almost a century... (more)
WRGB -- Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Community Hero: Staff Sergeant Sarah Silvernail Staff Sergeant Sarah Silvernail, 105th Airlift Wing, New York Air National Guard was nominated by her dad who shared that Sarahs latest mission was performing COVID 19 testing at the testing... (more)
Times Union -- Mon, 29 Jun 2020 Duty Calls: Officer in Kuwait gets to see his new child via smartphone: Major in Kuwait saw scene of birth via home security system, phone Even though New York Army National Guard Maj. Michael C. Costello of Guilderland was on duty 6,128 miles from home, he didn't miss seeing his new daughter right after she was born. The 42nd... (more)