CROTON-ON-HUDSON-- New York National Guard Soldiers, and New York Guard members assigned to Joint Task Force COVID-19 headquartered at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill gathered to lay at wreath at the memorial plaque dedicated to Revolutionary War Soldier John Jacob "Rifle Jack" Peterson at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson N.Y. on March 4 2021. Peterson was a Revolutionary War patriot of African and Kitchawan descent who interfered with Benedict Arnold's plans to betray the American fort at West Point to the British in 1780. Peterson fired on a boat that was going to pick up Major Andre, Arnold's contact. That action eventually resulted in Andre's capture.
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Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 26 Oct 2021 New York Guard hosts biological, chemical dispersal drill NEW YORK The New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team is hosting 124 counterparts from 19 other states in New York City this week to support a homeland security exercise focused... (more)
WRGB -- Mon, 25 Oct 2021 Schenectady police mourn loss of decorated patrolman, veteran SCHENECTADY, NY (WRGB) Chief Eric S. Clifford announced Monday the sudden passing of Patrolman Corey Shields, a veteran officer of the Schenectady Police Department. Patrolman Shields has... (more)
WIVB -- Sat, 23 Oct 2021 Youngstowns Best Warrior Competition kicks off (video) YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y. (WIVB) Friday kicked off the annual Best Warrior Competition in Youngstown. 15 national guard soldiers from across the state are competing in a three-day test of knowledge,... (more)