Higher temperatures and increased humidity can cause unseen hazards. Missions can suffer, vacations can be ruined, and lives can be endangered or lost.
Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness and can cause death or lead to permanent disability. About 2,800 troops suffered illnesses from dehydration to heat stroke last year; that number is 50 percent higher than it was five years ago!
Prevention starts with training. Follow the link below for guidance from the NYARNG Safety Office on how you can prevent heat injuries.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
NationalGuard.mil -- Mon, 19 Oct 2020 NY Army Guard has 1st 'street to seat' Black Hawk pilot LATHAM, N.Y. Lars Olson, a 23-year-old who is going directly from street to seat to become a New York Army National Guard UH-60 helicopter pilot, was recognized during an Oct. 16 ceremony... (more)
Nationalguard.mil -- Mon, 19 Oct 2020 NY National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 response LATHAM, N.Y. More than 1,300 members of the New York National Guard remain on duty for the state'sCOVID-19 response, 225 days after initial operations began in New Rochelle in early March. Since... (more)
Times Union -- Mon, 19 Oct 2020 Duty Calls: Top enlisted Air Guard leader retires : New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley honored New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley has been honored during her retirement testimony at New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham. Dooley was recognized... (more)