4 Apr, 2020BRONX -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Joseph Ryan of Holbrook N.Y. assigned to the 1st Battalion,69th Infantry Regiment instructs a motorists at a drive-thru COVID-19 sampling site in The Bronx N.Y. April 3 2020. New York National Guard members are supporting the multi-agency response to COVID-19.
3 Apr, 2020ALBANY--New York Army National Guard Soldiers load food supplies into vehicles at the Times Union Center in Albany N.Y. on March 312020 for delivery to Albany County residents who are under quarantine. The New York National Guard has mobilized more than 2800 Soldiers and Airmen as part of the state response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2 Apr, 2020NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Pfc. Jerrica Bosch assigned to the 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stands ready to confirm registration at the Entry Control Point of the Bronx-Lehman College COVID-19 Testing Site in New York City on April 1 2020. This Soldier is part of a statewide effort of more than 2700 members of the New York National Guard responding to community needs to mitigate the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.
1 Apr, 2020April 1 2020 is officially Census Day. Residents across the country should have already received a questionnaire in the mail. You can fill in the attached form and mail it back or go on line and answer the questions in ten minutes. Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General of New York, is urging all members of the New York National Guard to make time to complete the census.
31 Mar, 2020NEW YORK-- The United States Naval Ship Comfort passing the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center where the New York National Guard helped create an alternate medical care site for non-COVID-19 patients in New York N.Y. on March 30 2020. The Comfort which has 1000 beds will provide another site for non-COVID 19 patients to relieve overcrowding in New York Citys hospitals.
30 Mar, 2020New York-- Gen. James C. McConville, Chief of Staff of the Army, talks to New York Army National Guard Soldier Spec. Dylan Messina, a member of the 104th Military Police Battalion, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, March 29, 2020. New York National Guard Soldiers helped to construct a field hospital in the convention center so it can serve as an alternate care site as part of New Yorks multi-agency response to COVID-19. (Image altered, controlled material obscured)
29 Mar, 2020NEW YORK- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo praises members of the New York National Guard's 133rd Composite Supply Company at a press conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, on March 27, 2020. The convention center will be 1000-bed alternate care site as part of New Yorks multi-agency response to COVID-19. Members of the 133rd worked to get the site up and running in less than a week.
28 Mar, 2020NEW YORK- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 133rd Composite Supply Company, part of the 369th Sustainment Brigade demonstrate assembling a cot at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City March 26, 2020. The convention center will be an alternate care site to ease the bed shortage of New York Hospitals as part of the state response to the COVID-19 outbreak
27 Mar, 2020ORISKANY--New York Army National Guard automated logistical specialists assigned to Alpha Company 427th Brigade Support Battalion 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Spc. Manuel Cintron Jr., Spc. Ayesha Burr, and Staff Sgt. Laura Yeager discuss the storage of medical supplies at the New York State warehouse in Oriskany N.Y. while on state active duty on March 24 2020 in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Mar. 24. Currently more than 2000 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are on duty as part of the response effort.
26 Mar, 2020NEW YORK--A New York Army National Guard Soldier of the 133rd Composite Supply Company, part of the 53rd Troop Command, warehouse and inventory the initial shipments of a FEMA Field Hospital for setup at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City March 25, 2020. The Javits Center will be converted to a temporary medical facility to ease the bed shortage of New York Hospitals as part of the state response to the COVID 19 outbreak. More than 2,000 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are on duty as part of the response effort.
25 Mar, 2020NEW ROCHELLE-- New York Army National Guard Spc. Reagan Long a horizontal construction engineer assigned to the 827th Engineer Company of the 204th Engineer Battalion alongside Pfc. Naomi Velez a horizontal construction engineer assigned to the 152nd Engineer Support Company register people at a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Center in Glenn Island Park New Rochelle Mar. 14 2020. Members of the Army and Air National Guard from across several states have been activated under Operation COVID-19 to support federal state and local efforts.
19 Mar, 2020HAWTHORNE-- Members of the New York Army National Guard take calls at a Coronavirus Hotline call center under the guidance of a site leader in Hawthorne N.Y. March 16 2020. The New York State Department of Health established a toll-free Coronavirus Hotline (1-888-364-3065). More than 1,400 members of the New York Military Forces are currently on missions to assist in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New York .
15 Mar, 2020NEW ROCHELLE __From left Spc.Sherman Bristol a member of the New York Army National Guards 4th Finance Detachment and Airman 1st Class Nieves with the New York Air National Guards 106th Rescue Wing help clean City Hall in New Rochelle New York March 14 2020. New York Army and Air National Guard members are supporting the multi-agency response to COVID-19.
14 Mar, 2020NEW ROCHELLE-- New York Army National Guard medics who will be helping with information collection at a drive-thru coronavirus testing station in Westchester County receive instruction on how to wear protective clothing from Westchester County health sanitarian Stefan Goreau at the New York State Department of Health officers in New Rochelle N.Y. on March 14 2020. New York State is establishing drive-thru testing stations so that people dispatched to get a test by their doctor can do so easily and not contaminate other people. The New York National Guard Soldiers will asisst in data collection at the stations. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has mobilized National Guard Soldiers to assist in administrative tasks as part of the effort to contain the COVID-19 virus.
13 Mar, 2020New York Army National Guard Soldiers distribute food parcels in Westchester County N.Y. on March 12 2020 as part of the New York State response to the effort to contain a cluster of coronavirus also known as Covid-19 cases in New Rochelle N.Y. The Soldiers and Airmen were providing food to families to make up for school lunch and breakfast meals students are missing after schools in New Rochelle were closed to prevent the spread of the virus.
10 Mar, 2020CAMP SMITH-- U.S Army Soldiers sprint during the spring-drag-carry as a part of the Army Combat Fitness Test during the 53rd Troop Command Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site N.Y. February 21 2020. The 53rd Troop Command Best Warrior Competition is an annual event in which junior enlisted Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from various 53rd Troop Command units compete in several events intended to test their military skills and knowledge as well as their physical fitness and endurance with the winners proceeding the State competition in March.
6 Mar, 2020FORT HOOD-- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division headquarters board a plane at Fort Hood, Texas on March 5, 2020 as they depart for the Central Command Area of responsibility in the Middle East. The Soldiers will conduct mission command operations for Task Force Spartan, the Army's force in the region.
5 Mar, 2020ALASKA--U.S. Marines with 5th Battalion 11th Marine Regiment load a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) onto a New York Air National Guard LC-130H assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing during U.S. Northern Commands Exercise Arctic Edge. Arctic Edge 2020 is a North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command exercise scheduled every two years. The exercise focuses on training experimentation techniques tactics and procedures development for Homeland Defense operations in an Arctic environment. Arctic Edge 20 provides opportunities to validate Arctic capabilities. The 109th Airlift Wing sent 65 Airmen and two planes to the exercise
2 Mar, 2020FORT HOOD--The commander of the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division Major General Steven Ferrari left and Division Command Sergeant Major Corey Cush officially case the units colors at Fort Hood Texas on March 1 2020This ceremony involves the Divisions colors or flag being covered until the unit arrives overseas for their deployment where it will be unfurled again. The division headquarters 650 Soldiers will be deploying to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility in the Middle East to exercise mission command of Task Force Spartan.
28 Feb, 2020CAMP SMITH--New York Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Todd Lobraico Sr. a Sherman Connecticut resident and member of the 105th Airlift Wing looks at the memorial wall commemorating 39 New York Army and Air National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001 which was unveiled at Camp Smith Training Site on Thursday Feb. 27. His son Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico Jr. who was killed in Afghanistan in 2013 is commemorated on the memorial wall.
20 Feb, 2020JRAT is available to all members of all components of the U.S. Armed Forces (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force) and the Coast Guard. It is an interactive tool designed to educate users and enhance safety by providing Service-specific mishap statistics, vignettes and summaries, as well as guidance and resources related to a variety of mission types and off-duty activities. The New York Army National Guard Safety Office invites all members to register and use this helpful tool.
26 Feb, 2020QUEENS- New York Guard members assigned to the 15th Detachment of the 88th Area Command stand at parade rest during a change of command ceremony held at the Whitestone Armory on Jan. 26, 2020. Capt. Joseph Polcha was replaced as the detachment commander by 2nd Lt. Zachary Perkins. The New York Guard is the state's volunteer self-defense force which augments New York National Guard units during state emergencies.
25 Feb, 2020Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Elizebeth Spain rings "four bells" during the re-dedication ceremony of the U.S.S. Flusser bell at the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham, N.Y., February 25, 2020. The day marked the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the bell's ship, the U.S. Navy destroyer DD-289, U.S.S. Flusser in 1920. The bell is an artifact belonging to the New York State Military History Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will be displayed at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs.
24 Feb, 2020FORT HOOD, TEXAS-- Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division zero their 240B machinegun on a range at Fort Hood, Texas on Feb. 21, 2020 during post-mobilization training. More than 650 Soldiers assigned to the division headquarters are training to deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and assume mission command for Task Force Spartan, the Army elements operating in the area.
14 Feb, 2020FORT HOOD, TEXAS-- New York Army National Guard State Command Sergeant Major David Piwowarski (center) meets with members of the 42nd Infantry Division at the DFAC at Fort Hood Texas on Feb. 11, 2020. Six hundred and fifty Soldiers from the division's headquarters are conducting post-mobilization training at Fort Hood as they prepare to deploy to the Central Command area of responsibility and assume mission command of Operation Spartan Shield.
12 Feb, 2020New York Army National Guard Sgt Andrew Valenza (right) is joined by his parents, Major Julie Valenza and Sgt. 1st Class William Valenza as they prepare to deploy together during the 42nd Infantry Division farewell ceremony held on January 11, 2020, at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. All five members of the Valenza family are serving. A son is already deployed in Afghanistan and a daughter is in the New York Army National Guard as well. The 42nd Infantry Division headquarters held farewell events in Loudonville, Staten Island, and Rochester.
11 Feb, 2020ANTARCTICA- A loadmaster from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing directs the loading of cargo on board an LC-130 "Skibird" on Jan. 24, 2020. The wing flies equipment and people across Antarctica in support of the National Science Foundation's research on the continent. Loading gear on board an LC-130 is like playing Tetris, the video game that requires matching different shapes in places where they will fit.
10 Feb, 2020FORT HOOD-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers attached to Signal Co. of the 42nd Infantry Division conducts the deadlift exercise of the Army Combat Fitness Test on Fort Hood Tx. Feb. 7 2020. Soldiers of the 42nd needed to learn the newly implemented ACFT in order to be combat ready for their upcoming deployment.
6 Feb, 2020LATHAM-- Major General Ray Shields the Adjutant General of New Yorkremoves the major rank from Lt. Col. Brandon Gendrons uniform as his wife Suzanne looks on with his children Jack and Kyleigh during promotion ceremonies on Friday January 31 at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham N.Y. Gendron who was commissioned as an officer in 2004 serves as the Training Officer for the New York Army National Guard and has been selected to command the 204th Engineer Battalion.
3 Feb, 2020GLENVILLE- Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing provide funeral honors for New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. George Girtler on January 31, 2020 at St. Anthony Cemetery, Glenville, N.Y. Girtler, a mechanic in the wing, died of a pulmonary embolism on January 11 while deployed to McMurdo Station, Antarctica with other members of the 109th Airlift Wing. Girtler, age 37,was an aircraft electrical and environmental specialist.
23 Jan, 2020GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry assault a simulated enemy position during training at Gabreski Air National Guard Base at Westhampton Beach, N.Y. on January 11, 2020. The Soldiers are (left to right) Specialist Artez Wilkins and Private First Class Steven Garcia Grenadier Soldiers of the 69th Infantry conducted ground combat-focused field exercises at the 106th Rescue Wing base as part of their monthly training.
22 Jan, 2020ROCHESTER --Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division form up in front of their families, friends and distinguished guests during a ceremony marking their deployment to the Central Command area of responsibility, Rochester, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2020. The division headquarters are deploying to provide command and control to units and elements in theater.
10 Jan, 2020STRATTON AIR GUARD BASE--A finished crate constructed by Airmen of the 109th Airlift Wing and designed to carry the landing gear skis that enable wing's LC-130s to land on ice and snow, sits on a trailer ready to be shipped to Antarctica for use at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia N.Y. in December 2019. The 109th Airlift Wings Logistical Readiness Squadron designed the new crates to carry the 25-foot long skis of the wing's LC-130s.
15 Jan, 2020GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- New York Army National Guard B Company 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Soldiers (left to right) Specialist Dorace Thomas M240 gunner and Private Steven Espinoza assistant gunner prepare to engage with enemy targets during ground combat-focused field exercises at the 106th Rescue Wing F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach NY on January 11 2020. Soldiers of the 69th Infantry conducted ground combat-focused field exercises at the 106th RQW as part of their monthly training.
13 Jan, 2020LOUDONVILLE--New York National Guard Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division stand in formation during the 42nd Infantry Division farewell ceremony held on January 11, 2020 at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. The 42nd Infantry Division headquarters held farewell events in Loudonville, Staten Island and Rochester.
11 Jan, 2020LOUDONVILLe-- Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Schultz, and his son Spec. Jordan Schultz speak to a reporter from WNYT Channel 13 during the 42nd Infantry Division farewell ceremony held on January 11, 2020 at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. The 42nd Infantry Division headquarters held farewell events in Loudonville, Staten Island and Rochester. Jordan Schultz deployed with the 42nd Infantry Division.
10 Jan, 2020FORT DRUM-- Army ROTC Cadet Felicia L. Showers (left) and New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeffery A. Barker (center) both from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Main Command Post Operational Detachment New York Army National Guard demonstrate how to properly perform a supine chest press during an Army Combat Fitness Test training event in Syracuse N.Y. Nov. 17 2019. The ACFT will become the Armys fitness test of record in October 2020 replacing the Army Physical Fitness Test.