WESTHAMPTON BEACH- New York Air National Guard Airmen who were part of the 2017 mission to save two crewmen on board the Motor Vessel Tamar pose with a painting commemorating the mission during an awards ceremony on June 4, 2022 at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, New York.
On April 24, 2017, the pararescue Airmen and Combat Rescue Officers jumped into the Atlantic Ocean at night to board the ship and perform emergency surgery to save two badly burned sailors. Picture are, from left: Lt. Col. Stephen Rush (team doctor, Master Sgt. Erik Blom, Lt. Col.Shawn Boughal, Maj. Marty Viera, Senior Master Sgt. Erik Blom, Master Sgt. Jordan St. Clair, Master Sgt. Jed Smith, and Staff Sgt. Michael Hartman.
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ABC 50 Now -- Wed, 22 Jun 2022 New York Army National Guard training at Fort Drum ahead of deployment (video) FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WWTI) The New York Army National Guard is preparing for deployment this fall. The guard is set to send its historic 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, which includes over 1,100... (more)
MidHudson News. Com -- Mon, 20 Jun 2022 Vietnam vet inducted into Hall of Fame NEWBURGH Senator James Skoufis has honored Vietnam War Veteran Michael Lutz lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Navy vet as well as Air and Army National guardsman, minister, and dedicated... (more)
Greenwich Times -- Mon, 20 Jun 2022 Greenwichs Jeff Csoka, a West Point grad, promoted to colonel in N.Y. Army National Guard GREENWICH Jeff Csoka, a Greenwich resident, was promoted to colonel in the New York Army National Guard during a May 15 ceremony at Camp Smith Training site near Peekskill, N.Y. Csoka, a... (more)