22 Feb, 2017STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Col Shawn Clouthier Commander 109th Airlift Wing Stratton Air National Guard base Scotia NY along with Col Alan Ross Vice Commander 109th Airlift Wing and Major General Anthony German, the Adjutant General of New York, gives a tour of the units LC-130 aircraft to US Senator Kristen Gillibrand and staff on 19 Febuary 2017 at Stratton Air National Guard base Scotia NY. The senator visited the base to learn more about the wing's mission supporting the National Science Foundation.
22 Feb, 2017STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- Col. Howard Wagner commander of the 105th Airlift Wing speaks with athletes during the Special Olympics of New York floor hockey tournament at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh New York. Wagner later handed out medals and ribbons to the teams. This is the second year the wing has hosted the event.
8 Feb, 2017ANTARCTICA --U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Dan Hokanson,the vice chief of the National Guard Bureau, second from right; and United States Air Force Lt. Gen. Scott Rice, Air National Guard Director, meet with Airmen of the 109th Airlift Wing on Feb. 2 during a visit to Operation Deep Freeze, a joint service, on-going defense support to civilian authorities activity in support of the National Science Foundation (NSF), lead agency for the United States Antarctic Program. LC-130 ski-equipped Hercules cargo planes deployed forward to Antarctica from the 109th Airlift Wing, Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York, provide on-continent heavy lift to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica, and other remote science outposts in Antarctica.
13 Feb, 2017FORT DRUM Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct an army physical fitness test as part of the 27th IBCT best warrior competition at Fort Drum, N.Y., Feb. 11. In addition to the APFT, the Soldiers had to go before a military board, complete a land navigation course, perform an eight mile ruck march, and pass a written test as part of the brigade-level competition.
13 Feb, 2017STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Beach( left) assigned to the 174th Attack Wing and Airman 1st Class Danielle Garcia assigned to the 108th Wing make their way to a simulated chemical incident at Stewart Air National Guard Base Jan. 13 2017. The two emergency management specialists participated in a multi-state exercise that tested their response to Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear and High Yield Explosive incidents.
16 Feb, 2017CAMP DODGE,IOWA-- Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Support Company of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion of the New York Army National Guard conduct vehicle recovery training at Camp Dodge,Iowa on Feb. 14 2017. 140 members of the battalions HSC and Alpha Company are conducting annual training at Camp Dodge from Feb. 4 to 18.
13 Feb, 2017STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --A dump truck from the 105th Civil Engineer Squadron of the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard drives past a C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane while conducting snow clearing operations on the flight line at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh N.Y. Feb. 9 2017. Crews made up of Airmen and civilians came in at 3 a.m. to begin removing snow and didnt stop until there was nothing left to clear.
14 Feb, 2017FORT DRUM Sgt. Mitchell Stogel, a infantryman assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, performs a functions check on a M2A1 machine gun during the 27th IBCT Best Warrior competition at Fort Drum, N.Y., Feb. 11. Stogel was named the top NCO in the 27th Brigade during the competition, Soldiers were tested on their military knowledge and physical endurance.
13 Feb, 2017FORT DRUM Sgt. Dylan Delamarter, a medic section team leader assigned to Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, navigates a land navigation course during the 27th IBCT best warrior competition at Fort Drum, N.Y., Feb 11. The land navigation course was just one of many events which tested the contestants physical endurance and soldiering skills during the three day competition.
9 Feb, 2017STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --An LC-130 "Skibird" assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard sits on the flightline at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, N.Y. on Feb. 9, 2017 as snow clearing operations begin as a nor'easter storm hits the base. The 109th Airlift Wing operates the only ski-equipped aircraft in the U.S. military and supports operations in theAntarctic, Greenland, and the high Arctic.
8 Feb, 2017WATERVLIET ARSENAL--Staff Sgt. Joshua Spagnola of the New York National Guards 2nd Civil Support Team (right) guides New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT) member Investigator Brian Kenney (left) as he descends via a complex rope system during confined-space search-and-rescue training at the Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet N.Y. on Jan. 31.
2 Feb, 2017KUWAIT--Signal Soldiers of the 369th Sustainment Brigade of the New York Army National Guard practice aligning a Ground Antenna Transmit Receive (GATR) Ball at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Jan. 10 2017. The GATR Ball is a portable satellite communications system that can be deployed to remote areas in a relatively short amount of time.
27 Jan, 2017CAMP ARIJAN, KUWAIT--Soldiers assigned to the 369th Sustainment Brigade of the New York Army National Guard in formation after being awarded Army Achievement Medals for their performance at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Jan. 26, 2017. More than 250 members of the 369th Sustainment Brigade and 369th Special Troops Battalion deployed to Kuwait in October 2016 to coordinate logistics across the region.
23 Jan, 2017Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard's Detachment 1 Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion 126 Aviation Regiment stand in formation during a farewell ceremony at the Rochester Army Aviation Support Facility on Jan. 21, 2017. The twenty Soldiers will be deploying to Afghanistan to support U.S. and coalition forces there
23 Jan, 2017Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard man a traffic control point during the presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2017. The Soldiers were among 300 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who assisted in traffic and crowd control as part of a National Guard contingent of 7,800 during the event.
10 Jan, 2017CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Damian Acevedo a mem ber of the 369th Sustainment Brigade reports to the 369th Sustainment Brigade NCO of the quarter board at Camp Arifjan Kuwait January 4 2017. Soldiers from the brigade and its subordinate battalions competed for a chance to continue on to the 1st Theater Sustainment Command NCO of the quarter board.
10 Jan, 2017STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Lt. Col. Eric Wittman and Maj. Edward Roden of the 105th Medical Group demonstrate a tube thoracostomy during a training exercise at Stewart Air National Guard Base NY on January 9 2017. The 105th Medical Group was training to provide life saving medical services in deployed environments.
11 Jan, 2017FARMINGDALE-- New York Air National Guard Tech Sgt. James Bavaro, Tech Sgt. Jason Rios, Staff Sgt. Michael Pennolino ,and Staff Sgt. Dwayne Morgan, all members of the 106th Rescue Wing Honor Guard, present the colors during Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's regional State of the State address at the SUNY Farmingdale campus in Long Island New York on January 10 2017.
10 Jan, 2017LATHAM--New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kelly Fancher assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters received recognition, Jan. 7, for meritorious achievement during a Joint Readiness Training Center Exercise, at Ft. Polk, La., in July 2016. Fancher received an Army Commendation Medal from New York Army National Guard Col. Dennis Deeley who served as the Support Group Commander for the training rotation supporting the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
10 Jan, 2017GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- A Pararescueman from the 103rd Rescue Squadron conducts confinsed space rescue training at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach New York on January 8 2017.During this scenario Pararescuemen rappeled from the top of the parachute drying facility to rescue another airmen who had fallen into a confined space.
6 Jan, 2017BUFFALO--Col. Gary R. Charlton vice commander of the 107th Airlift Wing Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station presents a wreath at the grave of President Millard Fillmore on behalf of President Barack Obama Forest Lawn Cemetery Buffalo N.Y. Jan. 6 2017. The ceremony which is held by the University at Buffalo a school which Fillmore was one of the founders commemorates the former presidents birthday.
3 Jan, 2017LATHAM-A New York Army National Guard C12 aircraft, piloted by Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Wold, taxis through a rainbow at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Latham, N.Y. on Dec. 21. The rainbow formed as Wold completed his traditional military "final flight" and taxied the aircraft through jets of water sprayed by Albany Airport crash trucks.