27 Apr, 2017LATHAM-- Members of the Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters staff pose for a photograph in support of Denim Day, a day on which people are encouraged to wear blue jeans to show support for survivors of sexual assault and to combat the myths surrounding sexual assault on April 26. Employees and military personnel were allowed to wear jeans to work that day to show support.
25 Apr, 2017WESTHAMPTON BEACH--An HC-130 assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard prepare to take off for a rescue mission at Lajes Azores April 24 2017 Westhampton Beach N.Y. The mission was to locate the aircraft and drop para-rescuemen who boarded the ship and provided emergency medical care to the crew.
24 Apr, 2017Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing played volleyball with eighth graders at Most Precious Blood School in Walden New York April 21 2017. The game is part of the annual Ring Day celebration for the schools graduating class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Julio A. Olivencia Jr.)Airmen from the 105th Airlift Wing played volleyball with eighth graders at Most Precious Blood School in Walden New York April 21 2017. The game is part of the annual Ring Day celebration for the schools graduating class.
17 Apr, 2017STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Employers of Airmen assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard board an LC-130 "Skibird" at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, N.Y. on April 14. The wing flies the only ski-equipped aircraft in the U.S. military. A "boss lift" provides employers of National Guard Airmen with an idea of what their employees part-time job entails.
17 Apr, 2017TROY--2nd Civil Support Team (CST) member Staff Sgt. Joshua Spagnola uses evidence markers to tag suspected hazardous materials in a mock WMD laboratory during the 2nd CSTs training exercise at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy N.Y. on April 12 2017. Team members are trained to identify chemical biological and radiological agents and advise first-responders on how to deal with these materials.
13 Apr, 2017CAMP SMITH--U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis, a public affairs specialist attached to the 138th Public Affairs Detachment, 53rd Troop Command, New York Army National Guard, and winner of the U.S. Army Keith L. Ware Military Photographer of the Year award, shoots photos and video during the 2017 New York Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site March 30, 2017.
12 Apr, 2017GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hewson the Command Chief of the 106th Rescue Wing demonstrates how the pararescuemen jump with a payload to the Indonesian air force generals March 8 2017 at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base. The generals were also interested in how the Pararescuemen known as PJs for pararescuemen jumpers were able to use their capabilities both here at home to respond to state emergencies as well as overseas.
14 Mar, 2017STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, NEWBURGH-- Tech. Sgt. Michael Byerwalters an air transportation specialist assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing operates a Turner 60k aircraft cargo loader to load a container under the supervision of Tech. Sgt. Owen White an air transportation specialist assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing during refresher training at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh New York Feb. 8 2017. Units from across the Air National Guard send Airmen to Stewart for initial and refresher training on the 60k loader.
10 Apr, 2017YONKERS--U.S. Army Maj. Ian Seagriff accepts the flag of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the New York Army National Guard, from Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, the commander of the 53rd Troop Command as he assumes command of the battalion from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Diane Armbruster at the Police Athletic League Center Yonkers N.Y. April 9 2017.
22 Mar, 2017Spring is here! The clocks have moved forward and the days are noticeably longer, which means a new season of outdoor activities is approaching quickly. Don't let an accident or injury ruin your outdoor fun. Read the National Guard Outdoor Physical Training Safety message for tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe this spring.
6 Apr, 2017LATHAM --New York Lt. Gov. Kath Hochul speaks during a World War 1 Centennial commemorative ceremony held at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham N.Y. on April 6 2017. The event marked the 100th anniversary of the American entry into World War I. The 42nd Infantry Divisions World War I Color Guard played a role in the ceremony.
30 Mar, 2017STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Col. Howard Wagner commander of the 105th Airlift Wing greets a French air force pilot assigned to the Patrouille de France aerobatic team at Stewart International Airport New Windsor New York March 23 2017. The aerobatic team the oldest in the world is currently touring the country to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entrance into World War I.
14 Mar, 2017HAWAII-- New York Air National Guard Senior Airmen Jonathan Harvey a Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) Specialist with the 106th Rescue Wing demonstrates how to contact friendly forces during survival training at the US Army's Jungle Operations Training Course in Hawaii on March 7 2017.
3 Apr, 2017CAMP SMITH-- Soldiers competing in the New York Army National Guard's Best Warrior Competition get some pointers on using the M-9 pistol on March 30 at Camp Smith Training Site. The Best Warrior competitors represent each of New Yorks brigades after winning competitions at the company battalion and brigade levels.
31 Mar, 2017CAMP SMITH--U.S. Army Sgt. Mitchell Stogel fires an M249 SAW during the stress shoot component of the New York Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site March 30 2017. The Best Warrior competitors represent each of New Yorks brigades after winning competitions at the company battalion and brigade levels. At the state level they are tested on their physical fitness military knowledge endurance marksmanship and land navigation skills. The two winners of the competition one junior enlisted and one NCO advance to compete at the regional level later this year.
30 Mar, 2017LATHAM--U.S. Army Sgt. David Couture left a member of Alpha Company 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation of the New York Army National Guard briefs members of the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Mohawk Battalion-- comprised of college students from the Albany area-- on the proper way to board a UH-60 helicopter at Army Aviation Support Facility 1 in Latham N.Y. on March 30 2017. The Cadets were flying to Fort Ethan Allen Vt. for a training exercise on board three New York Army National Guard UH-60s. The flight provided the cadets with an opportunity to learn about Army aviation and the National Guard.
30 Mar, 2017CAMP SMITH-- Soldiers attached to the 727th Military Police Law and Order Detachment New York Army National Guard participate in their farewell ceremony at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor NY March 26 2017. Twenty-two Soldiers from the 727th departed for predeployment training at Fort Bliss Texas and are expected to deploy to Afghanistan.
20 Mar, 2017HAWAII--Pararescuemen of the 103rd Rescue Squadron of the 106th Rescue Wing of the New York Air National Guard erect the front porch support equipment for NASAs new Orion spacecraft crew module in the waters off Marine Base Hawaii in Hawaii on March 7 2017. The New York Air National Guard pararescuemen as well as active Air Force pararescuemen were testing equipment which would be used to support Orion astronauts in the event of a contingency recovery operation.
22 Mar, 2017NEW YORK-- U.S. Army Captain Dennis Tierney, right, passes the colors of the New York Army National Guard's Company A, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry to his first sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Jairo Aquino, following his assumption of command ceremony in New York City March 17, 2017. Tierney and his Soldiers conducted the ceremony following the unit activities for the Army's famous "Fighting 69th" as they led the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade up 5th Avenue. The battalion, with its unique Irish heritage, has led the city parade for 166 years.
22 Mar, 2017NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION --Col. Robert Kilgore commander of the 107th Attack Wing New York Air National Guard addresses visitors in attendance at a ceremony announcing the redesignation of the wing from an airlift wing to an attack wing Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station N.Y. March 21 2017. The redesignation is another step in the wings conversion from flying the C-130 Hercules to the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft.
20 Mar, 2017COLORODA SPRINGS, COLORADO--NORAD (North American Aerosapce Defense Command) Commander Lori Robinson and Chief Master Sgt. Harold Hutchinson right NORADs Senior Enlisted Leader present the NORAD Senior Noncomisioned Officer of the Year award to Master Sgt James Burke a member of the 224th Air Defense Group of the New York Air National Guard on March 14 2017 during a ceremony at NORAD headquarters on Colorado Springs CO. The 224th Air Defense Group is manned by New York Air National Guard Airmen and is a component of the Easter Air Defense Sector which coordinates air defense for the United States east of the Mississippi and in the National Capitol District.
20 Mar, 2017NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guardsmen assigned to 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment once again led the New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade here Mar. 17. The regiment, which has a long and storied history with the parade began its day by attending mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral before taking a place of honor at the head of the world famous parade.
20 Mar, 2017BINGHAMTON-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 827th Engineer Company clear snow from a parking lot at tehe State University of New York Binghamton on March 18, 2017 as part of the New York National Guard response to the noreaster storm which covered New York with snow on March 14 2017. The university needed parking lots cleared of three feet of snow so that operations could resume.
17 Mar, 2017DEPOSIT-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 827th Engineer Company clear snow from the streets of Deposit N.Y. on March 16 2017 as part of the New York National Guard response to the noreaster which dumped more than three feet of snow on the region on March 14 2017. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo mobilized more than 1400 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen with up to 2000 on standby in response to the storm.
16 Mar, 2017BUFFALO--A New York Air and Army National Guardsman assigned to Joint Task Force-5 at the Connecticut Street Armory combine and coordinate their resources in order to be able to respond to the needs of local and state government during the latest snow storm of potentially devastating magnitude Buffalo N.Y. March 13 2017. The Guardsmen of JTF-5 brought their skills and resources together and stand ready to respond to any situations brought on by the latest storms.
15 Mar, 2017CAMP SMITH-- New York Army National Guard soldiers assigned to Alpha Company 101 Signal Company prepare for a traffic control mission in response to Winter Storm Stella at Camp Smith N.Y., March 14 2017. The New York Army National Guard 53rd Troop Command activated more than 450 Soldiers over the course of three days to augment local and state police traffic control activities as part of New York States response to Winter Storm Stella from March 1315 2017.
14 Mar, 2017LATHAM-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade prepare their humvees for missions as a massive snow storm hits New York on March 14. The Soldiers are prepared to provide mobility support or traffic control help to local authorities. The Soldiers were among 2,000 Guard Soldiers and Airmen who Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo placed on state active duty or on standby to respond to the storm.
13 Mar, 2017ROCHESTER--New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo speaks with Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing on March 11, 2017 as they conduct debris removal in a Rochester neighborhood. Gov. Cuomo made 200 Guard Soldiers and Airmen available to local officials in the wake of a wind storm which left thousands of Rochester residents without power.
10 Mar, 2017HAWAII-- Pararescuemen and Combat Rescue Officers with the New York Air National Guard's 103rd Rescue Squadron 106th Rescue Wing supported by the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Wing 204th Airlift Squadron jump from a C-17 into the waters off Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam on March 7 2017 as they conduct training to test new spacecraft recovery techniques and equipment that will be used to recover the crew module of NASAs Orion spacecraft. The Airmen were in Hawai for two weeks as part of Operation Ardent Sentry.
7 Mar, 2017STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Base Defense Squadron fly on a 105th Airlift Wing C-17 Globemaster III to Avon Park Range Florida to participate in a Mission Readiness Exercise. The Airmen lived in field conditions for nearly two weeks while honing critical skills.
7 Mar, 2017HAWAII-- A Pararescueman from the 103rd Rescue Squadron of the 106th Rescue Wing signals a low flying C-17 Globemaster following a successful jump during joint training with Human Space Flight Support Detatchment 3 at Marine Core Base HawaiiMarch 5 2017.During this training a rigid inflatible boat (known as a Hard Duck) was dropped from a C-17 along with several jumpers and an inflatable device known as the Front Porch.This device is intended to be mated to the Orion spacecraft and can be used to support astronauts who have made a water landing in the Orion spacecraft following a flight.
6 Mar, 2017NEW YORK CITY-- The story of the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team, a joint Army and Air National Guard unit based in New York City whose members are trained to detect chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards is featured in the online TV show "Armed With Science" produced by the Defense Media Activity and Defenses TV. The show highlights the New York National Guard's role in homeland defense.
3 Mar, 2017JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR- HICKAM, HAWAII-- Tim Goddard, from NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, explains how to inflate the "Front Porch" floatation device for NASA's Orion spacecraft crew module to New York Air National Guard pararescuemen assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron's 106th Rescue Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor- Hickam, Hawaii on March 1, 2017. The Front Porch would provide a place to offer astronauts medical care after the crew module splashes down at the end of a flight. The New York pararescuemen are participating in joint NASA/Department of Defense training exercises to test recovery equipment for NASA's new spacecraft, the Orion.
2 Mar, 2017GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing loading rescue boats onboard a C-17 at Gabreski Air National Guard Base on Feb. 27 2017 enroute to Hawaii where they will conduct training on systems designed by the Department of Defense Human Spaceflight Support Office and NASA to recover the crew module of NASAs Orion spacecraft. The exercise will include dropping fully loaded boats to assist in spacecraft recovery.
1 Mar, 2017STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing offload from a C-17 Globemaster III from the 105th Airlift Wing at Stratton Air National Guard Base Scotia New York on March 1 2017. The Airmen were in Antarctica supporting the 29th season of Operation Deep Freeze the military component of the U.S. Antarctic Program managed by the National Science Foundation.
27 Feb, 2017LATHAM--New York Army Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey and his wife Ann raise their glasses in a toast during his retirement dinner at the Desmond Hotel in Latham N.Y. on Saturday Feb. 25. Swezey retired after 36 years of service in the Army Army Reserve and the New York Army National Guard. 240 people attended the event.
27 Feb, 2017CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT-- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 369th Sustainment Brigade play a friendly soccer game with members of the Camp Aifjan garrison on Feb. 12, 2017, prior to a barbecue recognizing the birthday's of all Soldiers who deployed to Kuwait with the unit in October 2916. The 369th Sustainment Brigade is providing logistics support to U.S. units in the Central Command area.
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.