19 Mar, 2018NEW YORK--New York Army National Guard Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, march in the 257th St. Patricks Day Parade Manhattan, New York City, N.Y., March 17, 2018. The 69th was leading the 257th St. Patricks day parade, as they were created as a regiment of Irish immigrants.
15 Mar, 2018CAMP SMITH-- New York Naval Militia Sergeant Christopher Vega receives the New York State Medal for Valor from Naval Militia Rear Admiral Ten Eyck "Trip" Powell during a ceremony held at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor on Wednesday, March 14. Vega was recognized for ignoring potential threats to his own life while saving the life of a truck driver injured in a Jan. 4 accident in Peekskill.
14 Mar, 2018JAVA CENTER-- New York Army Army Spc. Andrew Niedzielski an assistant team leader, and Sgt. Michael Wheeler a team leader assigned to Charlie Troop 2nd Battalion 101st Cavalry Regiment New York Army National Guard prepare to move out with other members of the troop who were just inserted by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to Bravo Company 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation Regiment New York Army National Guard Java Center N.Y. March 10 2018. The more than 40 infantrymen will spent two days training in harsh conditions on reconnaissance tactics utilizing infiltration and exfiltration techniques by helicopter.
13 Mar, 2018Yavoriv Ukraine - Maj. Gen. Anthony German right the Adjutant General of New York meets with with officers of the New York Army National Guards 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at the Simulations Center assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group - Ukraine. German speaks with from left Major Thomas Woods Lynbrook N.Y; Capt. Atnhony Pedicone Lima N.Y;Capt. Christopher Terian Cheektowaga N.Y.; and Capt. Brendan Jones Latham N.Y. Currently more than 220 New York Army National Guard Soldiers are assigned to the Combat Training Center where they are helping to mentor Ukrainian units as they work to achieve NATO interoperability.
9 Mar, 2018CAMP SMITH-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers pick up their M-14 rifles to form a firing party during a 40-hour Level One Honor Guard Training Course at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor N.Y. Mar. 1 2018. This physically demanding course is designed to train and test Soldiers abilities at the nine unique positions of the modified military funeral honors detail.
7 Mar, 2018CAMP SMITH-- 1st Sgt. Robert Rathbun a member of the New York Guards 102nd Engineers delivers a block of instruction on chainsaw operation and safety at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor N.Y. Mar. 6 2018 to memberes of the New York Naval Militia called in to conduct debris clearance missions following a snowstorm on March 2. The New York Naval Militia consists of Navy and Marine Corps Reserve members who volunteer to report for state missions when called. The New York Guard is the states volunteer response force. Two hundred members of the New York Army and Air National Guard and New York Naval Militia and N.Y. Guard have been activated following last Fridays noreaster to local emergency services with debris clearance and traffic control.
6 Mar, 2018CARMEL--Airmen from the New York Air National Guards 105th Airlift Wing move debris from a road in the town of Carmel N.Y. on Monday March 5.Twenty Airmen assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing deployed to Putnam County New York to help town and county workers clear debris from roadways. The county was hit hard with a winter storm knocking down trees and causing widespread power outages.
5 Mar, 2018CAMP SMITH-- A New York Army National Guard Soldier assigned to the the 369th Sustainment Brigade negotiates the obstacle course here during the brigade level Best Warrior Competition Feb. 23-25 2018. Soldiers are tested on their physical fitness military knowledge endurance marksmanship and land navigation skills. Two competitors one junior enlisted and one noncommissioned officer will advance to the State level in April.
4 Mar, 2018Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing prepare equipment and personnel clothing to deploy across the lower Hudson Valley in response to the snow storm of March 4 2018. The 20 Airmen come from a variety of career fields and join another 180 personnel called to duty by the governor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Julio A. Olivencia Jr.)
2 Mar, 2018MIDWAY, UTAH--New York Army National Guard Capt. Katy Moryl fires at a target during a relay race at the 2018 National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships held at the Soldier Hollow, in Midway Utah, February, 28 2018. Moryl was one of four Soldiers representing the New York National Guard The New York team competed in their first relay race at the competitions since 2003.
2 Mar, 2018FORT DRUM--Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, the Commander of the New York Army National Guard and Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski, the Command Sergeant Major of the New York Army National Guard, (center) pose with members of the New York Army National Guard's Main Command Post Operational Detachment (MCP-OD) at Fort Drum, Watertown, N.Y., February 27, 2018. The MCP-OD Soldiers are preparing to deploy to Iraq and Kuwait with the 10th Mountain Divisions command post this month.
1 Mar, 2018LATHAM-- Major General Anthony German (left) the Adjutant General of New York congratulates Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Jacquelin Jackie OKeefe on becoming the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the New York Army National Guard during a ceremony at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham N.Y. on Wednesday Feb. 28.
28 Feb, 2018SOLDIER HOLLOW, MIDWAY, Utah--New York Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Kevin Brunick hits the trail during the 2018 National Guard Bureau Biathlon Championships held at the Soldier Hollow, in Midway Utah, February, 26 2018. Brunwick was one of four Soldiers representing the New York National Guard at the competition. Biathlon is a sport which involves cross country skiing and target shooting.
26 Feb, 2018LATHAM--New York Adjutant General MG Anthony German (left) passes the New York Air National Guard Guidon to incoming Air National Guard Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sergeant Maureen Dooley during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters on February 26, 2018. Passing of a pennant symbolizes a Change of Responsibility and a leader's acceptance of that responsibility. On the right is Command Chief Master Sergeant Amy R. Giaquinto, the outgoing Air National Guard Senior Enlisted Advisor. Chief Master Sergeant Giaquinto is now Command Chief Master Sergeant of the New York National Guard.
26 Feb, 2018GLENVILLE-- Soldiers of the 501st Ordnance Battalion (EOD) of the New York Army National Guard in formation during a mobilization ceremony held on Sunday Feb. 25 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Glenville N.Y. The 501st Ordnance Battalion (EOD) is sending 19 Soldiers to Afghanistan where they will be responsible for overseeing Explosive Ordnance Disposal units-- both American and Coalition-- throughout the country.
23 Feb, 2018JACKSON MISSISSIPPI-- Airmen from various Air Force aeromedical evacuation squadrons work with civilians to move mock victims from a C-17 assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing into a staged patient reception area during PATRIOT South 2018 at Jackson Mississippi Feb 15 2018. PATRIOT South 2018 is a exercise that requires local state and federal organizations to coordinate and work together in response to simulated emergency scenarios.
22 Feb, 2018YAVORIV, UKRAINE-- Staff Sgt. Ronald Thomas an infantryman assigned to the New York Army National Guards 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry and deployed with the Joint Multinational Training Group Ukraine observes training conducted by Ukrainian Army Soldiers from 3rd Battalion 14th Mechanized Brigade at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center (CTC) here Feb. 16. Currently the 3-14th is completing a training rotation at the CTC where they will be mentored by U.S. Canadian Lithuanian Polish and U.K service members as they strive toward attaining their goal of achieving NATO interoperability.
21 Feb, 2018NEW YORK--Army National Guard Lieutenant General Timothy J. Kadavy Director of the Army National Guard presents Kwabena O. Mensah father of Pfc. Emmanuel Mensah with the Soldiers Medal the Armys top award for valor outside of combat during a ceremony February 16 2018 at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York City fire officials credit Mensah with saving fourlives during an apartment building fire December 28 2017 rescuing peoplethree times before he returned to the building and did not come out.
13 Feb, 2018STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Two Airmen of the 105th Airlift wing carry Col. Denise Donnell, the wing commander, during a routine buddy care training at Feb. 11 2018 Stewart Air National Guard Base NY. The RODEO is a training that happens every few months for assure mission readiness.
12 Feb, 2018ROCHESTER -- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to B Company 3rd Battalion of the 126th Aviation Regiment stand together following their Welcome Home Ceremony in Rochester, N.Y., Feb. 10, 2018. The CH-47 aviatiors returned home in November of 2017 from a nine month deployment. This was the first time the entire crew was back together since then.
8 Feb, 2018TROY NY-- Representatives from the New York Vermont Pennsylvania Rhode Island Texas Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey and Ohio Army National Guard New York Air National Guard Army Reserve and the 10th Mountain Division gather for a Northeast Regional Partnership meeting here February 7 2018. The partnership focuses and shared training opportunities to enhance a units readiness. The event was hosted by 42nd Infantry Division.
1 Feb, 2018ROME-- Airman 1st Class Nicholas Spine (right) receives the Outstanding Airman of the Year award from Eastern Air Defense Sector Commander Col. Emil Filkorn. Col. John Balbierer 224th Air Defense Group Commander is behind Spine. EADS and the 224th ADG held their annual awards banquet on Saturday Jan. 20 at Hotel Utica in Utica New York.The Eastern Air Defense Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern United States and is composed of New York Air National Guardsmen from the 224th Air Defense Group civilians and the Royal Canadian Air Force.
31 Jan, 2018YAVORIC, Ukraine-- A New York Army NAtional Guard Soldier assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat team watches as Ukrainian Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion 14th Mechanized Brigade form up to conduct RPG-7 (rocket-propelled grenade) training during a training at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center here Jan. 30. Currently more than 220 New York Army National Guard Soldiers are deployed to Ukraine where they are working hand in hand with the Ukrainian Army as they strive toward their goal of achieving NATO interoperability.
30 Jan, 2018JERICHO, VERMONT--New York Army National Guard Capt. Joseph Moryl skis during the 2018 National Guard Eastern Regional Biathlon held at the Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho Vt., January 26, 2018. Two New York Army National Guard Soldiers, Captains Katy and Captains Katy and Joseph Moryl, from North Hudson, N.Y., represented the New York Army National Guard in the competition.
22 Jan, 2018LAKE PLACID-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Matt Mortensen gives a "thumbs up" to the home fans at the 2017 World Cup competition in Lake Placid, New York, Dec. 16 after he and his partner won the luge doubles competition. Mortensen is one of four New York Army National Guard Soldiers slated to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea
24 Jan, 2018HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Air National Guard Master Sgt. David Taylar dicusses humvee maintenance with other members of the 174th Attack Wing as they prepare to execute domestic operations missions at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse N.Y. on Jan. 22 2018.The New York National Guard mobilized 130 Airmen and Soldiers at the direction of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to be prepared to help local governments deal with flooding.
22 Jan, 2018YAVORIV, UKRAINE-- Soldiers assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the New York Army National Guard (center formation) join Canadian and Ukranian soldiers in listing to remarks from Canada's Governor General, Julie Payette, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a ceremony held at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center on Jan. 18, 2018. Payette is Queen Elizabeth II's representative in Canada. More than 200 New York Army National Guard Soldiers are deployed to the training center to assist in training the Ukranian Army.(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Rector)
16 Jan, 2018SARATOGA SPRINGS-- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion gather at the Saratoga Springs Hilton Hotel for the command's awards dinner, on January 6, 2018. The Recruiting and Retention Battalion recognized Soldiers who had met recruitment goals and excelled.
12 Jan, 2018Yavoriv Ukraine -- New York Army National Guard Spc. Caleb Bailey and Spc. Robert Graber two combat medic assigned to the Joint Multinational Training Group Ukraine (JMTG-U) participates in a mass casualty exercise here Jan. 12. The exercise which was designed to resemble a vehicle collision was used to test the JMTG-U Medical Sections readiness and capabilities. During the exercise the medics that responded had to triage and treat simulated casualties before transporting them to the Troop Medical Clinic for further care. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Rector)
11 Jan, 2018LAKE PlACID- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Emily Sweeney, assigned to Joint Force Headquarters, will be representing the United States in the women's luge competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Sweeney is enrolled in the Army's World Class Athletes Program which lets Soldiers serve and prepare for the Olympics.
10 Jan, 2018BUFFALO-- Col. David Warnick commander of the 107th Mission Support Group Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station New York Air National Guard prepares presents a wreath on behalf of the president at the grave of Millard Fillmore the 13th president Buffalo N.Y. Jan. 5 2018. The 107th ATKW has been honoring the former president with a wreath laying each year on his birthday for more than 30 years.
9 Jan, 2018Krakovets, Ukraine - New York Army National Guard Major Amy Crounse, member of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deployed to Ukraine, spends time with a child at the orphanage in Krakovets, Ukraine on Dec. 27. During the visit, Soldiers brought games and toys to give to the children, and spent a few hours interacting and playing with them. The New York Army National Guard troops are assigned to the Joint Military Training Group- Ukraine and working with Ukrainian Army Soldiers. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Alexander Rector)
5 Jan, 2018CAMP SMITH-- U.S. Army Sgt. Ashaun Howard a motor transport operator attached to the 719th Transportation Company New York Army National Guard performs last minute checks on Humvees designated for use as part of the Guards response to the winter storms at Camp Smith Training Site N.Y. January 4 2017. The New York National Guard placed 80 Soldiers and Airmen on alert and deployed humvees to New York City to be used by Joint Task Force Empire Shield in preparation for the storm.
3 Jan, 2018FAIRPORT, N.Y.--The Military Forces Honor Guard of the New York Army National Guard render honors during the funeral for Spc. Joseph Nelk a soldier assigned to Alpha Troop 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry Regiment in Fairport N.Y. Dec. 23 2017. Nelk passed away while deployed to the Ukraine as part of the 7th Army Training Commands Joint Multinational Training Group.