10 Jun, 2016FORT POLK -- A sweat-soaked Soldier of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Brigade moves through the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana during the brigade's war-fighting exercises there in August, 2001. The unit, now designated the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), is heading there again for war-fighting exercises in July. New York Army National Guard combat veterans who trained with the brigade at JRTC in 2001 advised troops to be ready for JRTC's high operations tempo (ops tempo).
23 Jun, 2016STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- Air Force officials Gabe Camarillo and John Fedrigo tour the upper deck of a C5M Galaxy undergoing restoration at the 105th Airlift Wing New York on June 21 2016. Camarillo is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and Fedrigo is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Reserve Affiars and Airman Readiness. The two also visited the 109th Airlift Wing
22 Jun, 2016CAMP SMITH --Three New York Army National Guard Soldiers along with five other National Guard Soldiers from across the country rehearse the specific movements and commands of a full military funeral during the 80-hour Train-the-trainer Military FuneralHonors course at Camp Smith Training Site on June 21 2016.Ten Army National Guard Soldiers were selected to attend the two-weektraining at Camp Smith NY from June 13-24 2016 which is designed totrain the trainer so current Honor Guard members can return to their homestates and train others.
22 Jun, 2016FORT INDIANTOWN GAP--Lt.Col. Todd Bookless the new commander of the New York Army National Guards 642nd Aviation Support Battalion accepts the battalions colors from Col. Jack James (right) the commander of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade during change-of-command ceremonies on Saturday June 18 at Fort Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania. The battalion is attending Annual Training at the Pennsylvania Army base.
21 Jun, 2016CAMP SMITH-- Members of the New York Naval Militia take a break during a logistics exercise conducted at Camp Smith Training Site on Saturday, June 18. The logistics exercise was conducted as part of a drill involving boat operations on the Hudson River,and first aid training for 80 members of the New York Naval Militia.
10 Jun, 2016Each June, the Army observes National Safety Month in conjunction with public and private organizations across the United States. This year's campaign focuses on the significance of safety in four key areas: off-duty driving, civilian injury prevention, and ground and aviation operations.
17 Jun, 2016GLENVILLE -- New York Air National Guard Senior Airman Dominic Scaringe and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Valk compete in the swim portion of the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Competition on June 16, 2016, at the Glenville YMCA. Eight Airmen with the 109th Airlift Wing competed in the second phase of the competition - to qualify they needed to swim 100 meters in under 4 minutes.
8 Jun, 2016Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 2nd Field Artillery Regiment Band prepared to perform on horseback in McAllen Texas in the fall of 1916. In June of 1916 President Woodrow Wilson mobilized 125,000 National Guard troops to guard the U.S./Mexico border during a time of rising tension with Mexico. The New York National Guard sent more than 17,000 Citizen Soldiers to the border in Texas.
15 Jun, 2016NEW YORK--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Alexis Caceres ( far left) and Spc. Tanner Scheible ( far right) join Lt. Gen. Robert Caslan the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy; and Capt. Kelly Elminger an Army nurse and a member of the American Invictus Games team; in cutting the Army Birthday cake in New YorksTimes Square on Tuesday June 14 the Armys 241st Birthday. Both National Guard Soldiers are members of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry. The battalion supported the Military District of Washingtons Army Birthday event in Times Squares by providing equipment and Soldiers in battle gear to speak with members of the public.
15 Jun, 2016ORISKANY--Soldiers dressed in chemical protection suits stage in front of the mock disaster site during the Homeland Response Force training exercise at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, N.Y. on Tuesday, June 13, 2016. These Soldiers are trained in extracting victims of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear environments.
14 Jun, 2016LATHAM-- New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Wold, age 59 and a half, the oldest Soldier present, is joined by two of the New York Army National Guards youngest SoldiersPvt. 1st Class Myles Ferguson (left)and Pvt. 1st Class Greg Goldman, a member of the 1108th Ordnance Company ( Explosive Ordnance Disposal) as they cut the Army Birthday Cake during a ceremony at Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham, N.Y. on Tuesday, June 14, the Armys 241st Birthday. Wold enlisted in the Army in1975, the year the Army celebrated its 200th Birthday.
13 Jun, 2016ROCK HILL-- An Airman from the 105th Airlift Wings Base Defense Squadron shares push-ups with a visitor to the Touch a Truck event held there on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The 105th Base Defense Squadron took three vehicles up to Sullivan County to share the experience of seeing cool vehicles with the children.
10 Jun, 2016FORT DRUM, NY New York Army National Guard Spc. Jarrett Lucas, a member of the 206th MP Company's Detachment 1 located in Utica, N.Y. fires the M136 AT4 Anti-tank weapon at Fort Drum, N.Y. on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 during the company's Annual Training TY-16. The company, stationed in both Utica, NY and Latham, NY, focused on individual, crew, and team proficiency, emphasizing basic Soldier skills encompassed in Army Warrior Tasks.
31 May, 2016LATHAM, N.Y. -- Sgt. 1st Class Robert Landry and Staff Sgt. Brooke Leavitt, members of the New York Army National Guard's Color Guard (right), give drill-and-ceremony training to the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard at the New York State Division of Military Naval Affairs here on May 25. The sheriff's office recently started their own honor and color guard teams, and requested training from the New York Army National Guard's Color Guard and Honor Guard.
8 Jun, 2016FORT DRUM N.Y. -- Using a radio and hand signals, Spc. James Pierce of the New York Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Detachment (Quarry) helps the driver of a front-end loader place a conveyor on a quarry machine known as a "crusher" here on May 14. Operating the crusher, which can turn large rocks into various grades of construction material, is the detachment's main mission. Soldiers of the detachment, which is based in Binghamton N.Y., worked for about 10 hours on May 14 to fix several mechanical shortfalls and ensure the crusher is operational for the detachment's annual training in July. Pierce is from Schoharie N.Y.
7 Jun, 2016CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE--New York Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Michael Bauer fires his M4 during the Sgt. Henry Johnson Individual Combat Rifle Match on the second day of the TAG Match at Camp Smith New York on June 4 2016. The New York Army National Guards TAG Match is an annual 3-day competition that allows units and individual Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to improve their level of marksmanship training engage in healthy competition and pick top contenders to represent the state in national competitions.
31 May, 2016Six New York National Guard Airmen were honored during the Enlisted Association of the New York National Guard's 33rd annual awards dinner, May 20. From left are: New York Air National Guard Honor Guard Manager of the Year, Master. Sgt. Jennifer Dippo, New York Air National Guard Airman of the Year Sr. Airman Andrew Lanane; New York Air National Guard First Sergeant of the Year Senior Master Sgt. Deborah Nordyke; Mrs. Colleen Casey, National Guards Family Program representative; New York Air National Guard Senior NCO of the Year Sr. Master Sgt. Patrick DiCresto; New York Air National Guard NCO of the Year Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Mahan and New York Air National Guard Honor Guard Member of the Year Tech. Sgt. Sean Redden.
1 Jun, 2016FORT DRUM-- Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's Troop C ,2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare for a night air insertion operation conducted with members of 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation at Fort Drum on May 18, 2016. More than 100 members of the troop participated in the operation conducted as part of a four-day exercise held by the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
31 May, 2016CLIFTON PARK -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Robert Buchanan (left) was recognized as Recruiting Command Section Chief of the Year and New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Amanda Jaskot (right) was recognized as Recruiting Command Recruiter of the Year during the New York Enlisted Association of the National Guard dinner here on May 20. they are pictured with New York National Guard Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski.
26 May, 2016LATHAM N.Y. -- Maj. Gen. Anthony German, the adjutant general of New York, speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) here on May 26. German asked DMNA employees, Soldiers, Airmen and others who attended the ceremony to keep fallen service members in their thoughts during the Memorial Day weekend. Over 100 people attended the ceremony, which was held on DMNA grounds near the New York Military Forces Memorial (right). The memorial depicts an inverted rifle and bayonet with helmet displayed inside a pair of combat boots, most often referred to as a battlefield cross.
25 May, 2016FORT DRUM N.Y. -- Soldiers of C Troop 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry fire an 120 mm mortar here on May 19. The unit belongs to the New York Army National Guards 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. About 3000 brigade troops trained here from May 19 to 22 to rehearse for their exercise at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk Louisiana in July.
23 May, 2016FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard aviators of the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation sling-load a trailer of water, known as a water buffalo, to the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team here on May 20. The aviators delivered the water buffalo to a supply area maintained by the brigade's 427th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB). About 3,000 brigade troops trained here from May 19 to 22 to rehearse for their exercise at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk, Louisiana in July. The 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation is part of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
23 May, 2016FORT DRUM--A Soldier in the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry takes up a defensive position during air assault operations carried out in conjunction with the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation on Friday, May 20 at Fort Drum, N.Y. as part of a four day training exercise conducted by the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The brigade is training for a deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center in July.
20 May, 2016ORISKANY--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Blake Alexander a member of the New York Army National Guards 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and Trevor Butts of the Chautauqua County Sheriffs Office scope out a cabin in the woods where a possible bomb threat has been reported during training at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany New York on May 18 2016 . New York Army National Guardsmen trained for a week alongside domestic and international EOD military and law enforcement personnel during an exercise called Ravens Challenge May 16-20. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. J.p. Lawrence released).
19 May, 2016NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Col. Patrick R. Macklin passes the 53rd Digital Liaison Detachments (DLD) guidon to Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Jenks after accepting command of the 53rd DLD from Col. Martin C. Dinan in New York City May 14 2016.The 53rd DLD New York Army National Guard is based out of Manhattan and works to coordinate communicate and facilitate all aspects of military operations at higher level-headquarters.
18 May, 2016ROCHESTER-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class John Bobeck, a flight engineer with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, takes in the view of Lake Ontario from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during his final flight as a member of the National Guard on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Bobeck is retiring after 27 years of service.
16 May, 2016STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, New burgh-- Col. Howard Wagner accepts the colors of the 105th Airlift Wing from Major General Anthony German (right) the commander of the New York Air National Guard and the Adjutant General of New York, during change of command ceremonies at the base on Sunday, May 15. Howard took over command of the 1,300- member wing from Brig. Gen. Timothy LaBarge ( at far left). Howard formerly served as wing vice commander.
12 May, 2016CAMP NIANTIC, CT--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Garett Cummings, the New York National Guard NCO of the Year, crosses the finish line during the forced march component of the Northeast Regional Best Warrior Competition at Camp Niantic, Connecticut on May 4, 2016. Cummings, a member of the 106th Regional Training Institute, was one of seven NCOs vying to be the best in the northeast.
11 May, 2016FORT DRUM-- A-10s from Indiana Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing rearm and refuel at the 174th Attack Wing Forward Operating Location (FOL) here which provides arming, refueling, and aircraft generation services for multiple types of aircraft that come to Fort Drum, An MQ-9 Reaper flown by the 174th Attack Wing can be seen flying overhead as the A-10 Thunderbolts prepare to take off. The 122nd accomplished conducted 40 combat training sorties by using Adirondack Range 48 and FOL resources.
4 May, 2016LATHAM, N.Y -- New York Army National Guard Col. James Freehart engages targets on a vehicle gunnery simulator called the Unstabilized Gunnery Trainer Individual (UGT-I) at the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) here on May 3. The UGT-I was at DMNA May 2 to 5 to demonstrate its capabilities to New York Army National Guard training and operations personnel.
6 May, 2016A New York Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk based in Latham, N.Y. hovers in place while doing swift load and drop water bucket training at Round Lake N.Y.on Thursday May 5, 2016. The National Guard conducts this training annually to practice flying with that much additional weight under the aircraft. The Soldiers are part of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
6 May, 2016CAMP NIANTIC, Connecticut--New York Army National Guard Spc. Qian Han a member of the 1156th Engineer Co. participatesin the Northeast Region Best Warrior Competition at Camp Niantic on Tuesday, May 3. Han was picked at best junior enlisted Soldier in the New York Army National Guard during the New York Best Warrior Competition in April.
5 May, 2016BUFFALO- Members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing who attended the Western New York Armed Forces Luncheon on Thursday, May 5, pose on a stairway at the Division of Military and Naval Affair's Connecticut Street Armory. The Connecticut Street Armory is the venue for the annual luncheon honoring Western New York military members.
3 May, 2016New York State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Chairman Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Dennis Lutz presents NYS Police First Deputy Superintendent Patricia M. Groeber the ESGRs Pro Patria Award during the organizations 2016 Awards Banquet in Albany, Apr. 26. The ESGRs Pro Patria Award is presented to recipients that have demonstrated the greatest support to Guard and Reserve employees through their leadership and practices including adopting personnel policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserves. This is the highest level award that may be bestowed by a state ESGR committee. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Major Corine LombardoRELEASED)
3 May, 2016New York Army National Guard Pfc. Nikiesha Renko, a food service specialist with the 642nd Aviation Service Battalion,42nd Combat Aviation Brigade pours hot soup into a cup during the state level Phillip A. Connelly Competition at Camp Smith Training Site on April 29, 2016. The Phillip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army Food Service was established in 1968 to recognize excellence in preparation and serving food in Army dining facilities and field kitchens, and to promote and improve Army food service by providing competition, incentives, professional training and media coverage. Named after the late Phillip A. Connelly, a former president of the International Food Service Executives Association, the program is comprised of four categories: Active-duty garrison, Active-duty field, Army National Guard field, and Army Reserve field.
2 May, 2016New York Army National Guard Soldier Spc. Qian Han was named the top junior enlisted Soldier and Staff Sgt. Garrett Cummings was named best NCO during the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site on April 23, 2016. The two winners of the competition will advance to compete at the regional level this week at Camp Niantic in Connecticut.
21 Apr, 2016Members of the New York Guards 65th Emergency Response Regiment clear downed trees at the New York National Guards Youngstown Local Training Area in Ransomeville N.Y. The New York Guard volunteers trained on proper chainsaw use while helping to clear roads at the training area. The New York Guard is a volunteer state force which augments the New York National Guard during emergencies. ( DMNA Photo by New York Guard 2nd Lt. John Schmidt Released) Members of the New York Guards 65th Emergency Response Regiment clear downed trees at the New York National Guards Youngstown Local Training Area in Ransomville N.Y. The New York Guard volunteers trained on proper chainsaw use while helping to clear roads at the training area. The New York Guard is a volunteer state force which augments the New York National Guard during emergencies.
26 Apr, 2016GYPSUM, C.O. New York Army National Guard two CH-47 F models left the Army Aviation Support Facility in Rochester for Gypsum, Colorado on April 18, 2016, all of the aviators and crew members from Detachment 1, Company B, 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation Regiment received certificates from the airport proving they landed at the highest airport in the US. The mountains of Colorado simulate the mountains of Afghanistan in both weather and terrain aspects. This is in preparation for the companys third deployment to Afghanistan now with the Army's newest model Chinook. The Battalion is part of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
25 Apr, 2016CAMP SMITH-- New York Army National Guard Spc. Dylan Lunde a Team Chief with the 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery Regiment of the New York Army National Guard reacts to indirect fire during the stress shoot event of Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site on April 21 2016. 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.
20 Apr, 2016CORNWALLIS ISLAND, CANADA-- New York Air National Guard Maj. Matthew Sala taxis in an LC-130 aircraft on the ski-way at Little Cornwallis Island Nunavut Canada on April 13 2016 in support of Canadas annual Operation Nunalivut. Sala was part of the eight-person team from the New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing that prepared the ski-way for LC-130 operations. Nearly 50 Airmen and two LC-130s from the 109th were part of the exercise. This is the third year the 109th has participated.
20 Apr, 2016TROY--Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields the Director of Joint Staff for the New Yuork National Guard speaks during ceremonies marking the unveiling of a statue of Col. Albert Pawling a Revolutionary War leader and the first major of Troy N.Y. during a ceremony in Troy on Friday April 15. During the Revolution Pawling was the commander of Pawlings Levies a unit of state miliita men who manned forts on the New York frontier to protect the settlers against raids from the British and hostile Iroquoius tribes.
14 Apr, 2016FS GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Maj. Gen. Anthony German New York National Guard Adjutant General hands the 106th Rescue Wing guidon to Col. Michael Bank 106th RQW commander at a change-of-command ceremony at Francis S. Gabreski Airport on April 2, 2016. Bank took over command of the 106th from Brig. Gen. Thomas Owens who has moved on to Assistant Adjutant General for Air at the Joint Force Headquarters in Latham N.Y.
13 Apr, 2016RESOLUTE BAY, Canada-- A C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing, based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh ( rear) sits on the runway at Resolute Bay Airport, along with a C-177 Globemaster assigned to the Royal Canadian Air Force on Saturday, April 2. The New York wing is supporting the Canadian Forces Operation NUNALIVUT, an exercise in the high Arctic.
4 Apr, 2016Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters Building Superintendent John Fallorino ( left) and New York State Military Museum Assistant Curator Chris Morton (right) place a cover over a piece of granite from the section of The Pentagon destroyed during the attacks of Sept. 11 2001 as a Sept. 11 Memorial is installed in the armory section of DMNA Headquarters on Friday April 1. The exhibit also featiures steel from the World Trade Center as well as a recreation of the memorial lights which shown each year following the attacks.
7 Apr, 2016LATHAM, N.Y. -- New York State Lt. Gov. Kathleen C. Hochul (right) hands the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs (DMNA) colors to Maj. Gen. Anthony German (left), making him the 53rd adjutant general of the New York National Guard during achange-of-command ceremony at DMNA here on April 7, 2016. German assumed adjutant general duties from Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, who became the 52nd adjutant general of New York State in 2010.
4 Apr, 2016LATHAM--Janell Coker a facilitator for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Yellow Ribbon Cadre Speakers program addresses Soldiers and families of the 42nd Infantry Division during their 3060 day Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program event in Latham N.Y. on April 2.The Soldiers returned from a deployment in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Cuba in late January. They served as members of the headquarters element for Joint Task Force Guantanamo and provided administrative support to the task force.
5 Apr, 2016HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- New York Air National Guard Col. Michael R. Smith the new commander of the 174th Attack Wing accepts the guidon from New York Air National Guard Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German the Commander of the New York Air National Guard during change of command ceremonies at Hancock Field in Syracuse, N.Y. on April 3 2016. Passing the guidon is a military tradition referring to the transfer of responsibility from one commander to another.
4 Apr, 2016STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE -- New York Air National Guard Tech Sgt Jonathan Guagenti, a member of the 105th Airlift Wing Honor Guard, unfurls the Brigadier Generals flag before newly promoted Brigadier General Timothy LaBarge, commander of the 105th Airlift Wing, during LaBarge's promotion ceremony here on Saturday. April 2nd 2016.
30 Mar, 2016Members of the New York Air National Guards 105th Security Forces Squadron head uphill at White Sands Missile Range New Mexico on March 20 during the annual Bataan Memorial Death March here. The 26.2 mile march was launched in 1989 to commemorate the American and Filipino Soldiers who were marched 80 miles to prisoner of war camps by their Japanese captors in 1942. Along the way hundreds of the Soldiers died. The march is conducted in New Mexico because 1800 members of the New Mexico National Guard were among those captured.
28 Mar, 2016LATHAM, N.Y. -- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Franz Scott (right) poses with Chief Warrant Officer 5 Chuck Rodda at the National Guard flight facility here on March 25, 2016, after Scott's return from a mission on the Mexican border. Eleven Soldiers of the 224th Security and Support Battalion flew missions in support of the United States Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies. The missions, which took place over the last six months, were designed to stop the smuggling of drugs and illegal immigrants across the border. Scott is from Queens, N.Y. and Rodda is from Pittstown, N.Y. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Raymond Drumsta/released)
22 Mar, 2016ALBANY-Emergency Response experts from the New York State Office of Fire Prevention the National Weather Service and the New York State Emergency Mangement office join New York National Guard Lt. Justin Kupinski (foreground) and Staff Sgt. Patricia Austin in fielding questions from 220 residents who attended a National Guard led Citizens Preparedness Corps training session at the Times Union Center in Albany N.Y. on Monday March 21. Since Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launched the program in 2014 more than 100000 people have taken the emergency preparedness training.
17 Mar, 2016LEEDS, N.Y. -- Chief Petty Officer Bob Morisseau of the New York State Naval Militia (NYSNM) tests a newly-installed computerized automatic identification system aboard the NYSNM's upgraded mobile command post at the New York Army National Guard armory here on March 10. The system and computerized map displays real-time information on boat traffic in whatever New York state waterway the militia is operating in. Militia members, New York Guard members and New York Army National Guard communications experts also tested the command post's newly-installed radios here on March 10 and 16. The new features will improve the NYSNM's ability to communicate and coordinate with New York National Guard units. The NYSNM and the New York Guard are part of the New York State defense forces and can be mobilized for state-active duty, as was the case during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The NYSNM is the naval component of the New York State defense forces. Morisseau is from Albany, N.Y.
17 Mar, 2016NEW YORK-New York Army National Guard Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment once again led the country's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York Mar. 17. After leading the parade, the unit took a special subway train back to its Lexington Ave. armory, where a change of command ceremony was conducted, and soldiers were recognized for their long and faithful service to the Fighting 69th
16 Mar, 2016LONG ISLAND--New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion meet employers who took part in an boss lift sponsored by the 642nd Aviation support Battalon and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program at Rocky Point Natural Resource Center in Rocky Point N.Y. on Saturday March 12. The bosses met at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Ronkonkoma and took part in an orientation flight on board a UH-60 from the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation and A CH-47 assigned to Co. B. 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation over New York City before observing training on the ground. The units are part of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.
15 Mar, 2016ORISKANY--New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Company C 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry conducting tactical training at the New York State Preparedness Training Center on Saturday March 12 2016. Members of Co. F, 1st Battalion 169th General Support Aviation Battalion and HHC 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry also conducted training at the site.
11 Mar, 2016FORT DRUM - Members of the New York Air National Guard's 274th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) disembark from a CH-47F helicopter flown by the New York Army National Guards Co. B 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation on to a rooftop LZ at Fort Drum N.Y.s urban training site during joint training on Saturday March 5 2016 . The 274th mission is to advise U.S. Army commanders on how to best utilize U.S. and NATO assets for Close Air Support. The CH-47 aircrew supported the joint terminal attack controllers of the 274th in an air insertion exercise in an urban environment.
13 Mar, 2016STILLWATER--Saratoga Battlefield historian and retired Park Ranger Larry Arnold discusses the importance of terrain during the Battle of Freemans Farm in 1777 to Soldiers of the Judge Advocate General Corps from the New York Army National Guard and Army Reserves 7th Legal Operations Detachment on March 12 2016 at the Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater N.Y. Arnold is a licensed battlefield tour guide and led the group of 18 legal Soldiers through British and American positions discussing the history of the battlefield and introducing the Soldiers to judge advocate staff challenges related to the laws of land warfare in that era and of the issues of Soldier discipline on the revolutionary battlefield. The troops marched about six miles through the battlefield as part of the training.
10 Mar, 2016STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Air National Guard Maj. Timothy Novak, a navigator with the 109th Airlift Wing, exits an LC-130Hercules aircraft after returning back to Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York, on March 8,2016, after supporting support of Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica.. Five hundred members of the wing conducted operations at McMurdo Station from October to March in support of the National Science Foundation, by flying 3,900 researchers and support staff plus about 4 million pounds of cargo and 1.2 million pounds of fuel to research stations across Antarctica.
9 Mar, 2016ALBANY--Maj. Gen. Anthony German, the commander of the New York Air National Guard, and the Assistant Adjutant General of New York, has been selected as the 53rd adjutant general of New York by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. He replaces Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy who will become Director of Plans, Policy, and International Affairs for the National Guard Bureau.
7 Mar, 2016FORT DRUM-- New York Air National Guard Joint Terminal Air Controllers from the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron disembark from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter belonging to the New York Army National Guard's Co. B 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation on top of a building at Fort Drum's urban combat training center on Saturday, March 5, 2016.
1 Mar, 2016MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA--An LC-130 Skibird from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing , like this one sitting on the ice runway near McMurdo Station Antarctica Nov. 9 2015 flew an emergency mission on Saturday, Feb 27, to carry 35 Australian researchers from their base 1,400 miles away across the continent, back to McMurdo. The Australians, who had been working at the Australian Antarctic Division's Davis Station, were supposed to leave on an Australian icebreaker, but the ship ran aground before it could get to them.
23 Feb, 2016TROY-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Catarina Bowen and Sgt. Richard Creecy, both members of the 42nd Infantry Division Det. 1 Signal Company, learn first aid skills as part of a Combat Lifesaver Course being taught at 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters in Troy, N.Y. on Sunday, Feb.21.
24 Feb, 2016YOUNGSTONWN--New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry from Buffalo simulate being inserted at a landing zone from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to Company B 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation at the Youngstown Local Training Area in Youngstown N.Y. Feb. 20 2016. The Soldiers are training in preparation for larger scale exercises to be held throughout the year.
17 Feb, 2016FORT BLISS, TX-- New York Army National Guard Sergeant Major Eric Heller (left) the Operations Sergeant Major for the 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry and Sergeant Major Eric Hunt, the Operations/Retention Sergeant Major for the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion pose for a photograph after completing the two week residence phase of the U.S. Army Sergeant Majors Academy here on Feb. 9.
22 Feb, 2016YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y.-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment exit a CH-47 Chinook helicopter with the engines running during a training mission Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at the Youngstown Training Area here. The cavalry troopers teamed with B. Co. 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation for the exercise.
17 Feb, 2016WESTHAMPTON BEACH--New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Christopher Muncy (inset photo) a member of the 106th Rescue Wing, was named Air National Guard Military Photographer of the Year during the 2015 Air National Guard Media Competition. He also won first place in the feature and pictorial photographic categories. His winning feature photo, seen here, featured Technical Sergeant Clementi firing at the Suffolk County Police Range on February 5th 2015.(New York Air National Guard Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy released)
16 Feb, 2016CAIRO--Staff Sgt. Adam Lendt a Soldier in the New York Army National Guards 1108th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company explains the functions and capabilities of the TALON bomb disposal robot during a two-day joint training tactical operation with the Columbia-Greene County Shared Services Response Team at the 911 Call Center in Cairo NY from 1-2 February 2016.
16 Feb, 2016WESTHAMPTON BEACH New York- New York City dancers Instruments of Praise Dance Troupe perform in front of the 106th Rescue Wing members in celebration of National African American History Month February 6th 2016.The purpose of the National African American History Month celebration at the 106th Rescue Wing is to highlight contributions African Americans have made throughout the history of our country their struggle for freedom and equality and to deepen the understanding of our own history as a nation.
9 Feb, 2016STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Lieutenant Col. Linda Rohatsch 105th Medical Group Commander passes the group guide-on to Major John Reynolds 105th CBRN Detachment Medical Commander at an Assumption of Command ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base Newburgh NY on February 7 2016. The CBRN Detachment will be tasked with responding to chemical biological radiological and nuclear incidents and will provide decontamination and triage services to victims of CBRN incidents.
4 Feb, 2016Fort Jackson, South Carolina- New York Army National Guard Warrant Officers who just completed the Human Resource Warrant Officer Basic Course and Advanced Course pose with New York Army National Guard Chief Command Warrant Officer CW5 Robert S. Wold (far right) and Adjutant Generals Corps Regimental Warrant Officer CW5 David G. Betancourt (far left) on Jan. 29 2016. They are(from second left) CW2 Randy Burckhard; WO1 Jennifer Roshong; CW5 David Williams from the Army Staff; WO 1 Matthew Starr; CW2 Michele DiGeso; WO1 Carl Chapman; and CW5 Peter Panos the Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army National Guard. DiGeso was the Leadership Awardee in the class and made the Commendants List. Chapman made the Commandants list and received the APFT Award.
9 Feb, 2016CAMP SMITH--Carl Lindsley (left) Marc Sizer and Becca Linkiewicz employees of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in Region 3 work together to out an electronic monitoring tag on a female turkey at the New York National Guards Camp Smith Training Site on Jan. 28 2016. The staff of the DECs Region 3 coordinated with staff at Camp Smith for over a month to capture tag and release female wild turkeys at CSTS as part of a four-year study that will assess survival and harvest rates of female wild turkeys across the state.
8 Feb, 2016STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Members of the 105th Base Defense Squadron and the Orange County Sheriff's Office run to conduct secondary sweeps of a building and remove simulated casualties during an active shooter response exercise at Stewart Air National Guard Base on Feb. 7. The joint exercise tested the readiness of the 105th Base Defense Squadron, the sheriff's office and Orange County Department of Emergency Services in the event of an active shooter on the base.
5 Feb, 2016LATHAM--Rear Admiral Margaret DeLuca Klein, the Senior Advisor for Military Professionalism to the Secretary of Defense speaks to members of the New York National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters at Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham, N.Y. on Friday, Feb. 5. Klein spoke about ethics and professionalism to New York National Guard leaders and staff at the invitation of Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York. ( NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs photo by Eric Durr/ Released)
17 Feb, 2016NEW YORK-- Members of the 15th and 8th Decon Companies, 9th Decon Battalion CBRN (Chemical/Biological/Radiological/Nuclear) Enhanced Response Force Team, 88th Brigade, New York Guard, held their monthly CBRN training Drill on January 19th 2016, at the 69th Infantry Armory in New York City.The New York Guard DECON teams train to support the National Guard and Air National Guard and State agencies when called upon for emergency situations that may require DECON (CBRN) qualified personnel. Photos by SPC Zach Perkins/New York Guard/Released
5 Feb, 2016BUFFALO-- Col. Robert Kilgore, commander of the 107th Airlift Wing (left) welcomes home members of the 107th Security Forces Squadron following a deployment to Kuwait at the Buffalo International Airport on Friday, Feb. 5. The Airmen were greeted by friends and family. Another group of 107th Security Forces Squadron members returned on Thursday, Feb. 4.
4 Feb, 2016CAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major James Meltz (left) and Lt. Col. Sean Flynn commander of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry display Meltzs retirement gift following battalion change of responsibility ceremonies in Friday Jan. 29 2016 at Camp Smith Training Site. Meltz, a New York State Trooper in civilian life, received the Bronze Star with V for valor following an Afghan deployment in 2008 as first sergeant of D Co. 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry.
4 Feb, 2016NEWBURGH--Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa (left) and Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm, both members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing's 105th Base Defense Squadron, who were killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec. 21 2015, have been awarded the Bronze Star with V for Valor for their actions that day. The two Air Guardsmen were honored for giving their lives to save other Airmen from a suicide bomber. Four other Airmen died alongside them.
29 Jan, 2016NEW YORK-- Leaders of Joint Task Force Empire Shield the New York National Guard security force in New York City display an agency partnership award the task force received from the Transportation Security Administration recognizing the New York National Guard support for the security mission a JFK International Airport on Friday Jan. 29.
29 Jan, 2016COOPERSTOWN--Major General Patrick Murphy the Adjutant General of New York congratulates Dr. Vance Brown the CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network after presenting him with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Above and Beyond Award to on Thursday January 28 in Cooperstown N.Y as Lt. Col. (Dr.) William LeCates looks on. LeCates who recently returned from a deployment to Liberia recommended Bassett Healthcare--his employer-- for the ESGR award for their support of his part-time military career during three deployments.
29 Jan, 2016HOMESTEAD AIR FORCE BASE--New York Air National Guard Maj. Dave Sumwalt, center,a medmber of the 106th Rescue Wing, helps build a small fire during a combat and water survival training course on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Jan. 20, 2016. Sumwalt is a pilot assigned to the 101st Rescue Squadron.
28 Jan, 2016LATHAM, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Theresa Barone-Lopez embraces her daughter Juliana at the Albany International Airport here on Jan. 27 2016. Barone-Lopez was among 50 Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division who deployed to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in April 2015. They served as members of the headquarters element for Joint Task Force Guantanamo and provided administrative support to the task force. Barone-Lopez lives in Amsterdam N.Y.
29 Jan, 2016STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Soldiers assigned to the 369th Sustainment Brigade, known as the "Harlem Hellfighters," load aboard a C-130 to depart from the 105th Airlift Wing, Stewart Air National Guard Base for a Warfighter training exercise in Fort Carson, Colorado on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
22 Jan, 2016FORT DRUM--Col. Joseph Biehler( right) commander of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat TEam , congratulates Specialist Dylan Lunde, from Patchogue, on being selected as the brigade's best enlisted Soldier for 2016. Lunde is a member of Battery B 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery. Another member of the battery, Staff Sgt. Atrem Feldman, was selected as the brigade's non-commissioned officer of the year.
22 Jan, 2016HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE FLORIDA - Members of the 106th Rescue Wing conduct Combat and Water survival training at Homestead Air Reserve Base Florida January 18 2016.During this training aircrew members gained refresher training on using their emergency radios tactical movements through difficiult terrain how to build shelters ways to build fires and methods for evading the enemy.
24 Jan, 2016STATEN ISLAND--Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guards 145th Maintenance Company ready their vehicles for deployment on at the Manor Road Armory on Staten Island on Saturday Jan. 23 2016 as a blizzard pummeled New York City. Eighty-nine of the units Soldiers were placed on state active duty at the direction of the governor in case New York City officials required assistance in dealing with the blizzards aftermath.
23 Jan, 2016FORT HAMILTON--Soldiers assigned to the New York National Guards Joint Task Force Empire Shield clear snow from Humvees at Fort Hamilton Brooklyn on Saturday Jan. 23 as a major blizzard hits New York City. The task force which augments law enforcement in providing security at New York City transportation hubs had more than 100 Soldiers and Airmen on standby to support civil authorities in New York City if necessary.
22 Jan, 2016FS GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Westhampton Beach, NY -- Members of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing prepare snow removal equipment for deployment on the base as Winter Storm Jonas approaches the northeast. Eastern Long Island is expected to receive 6-8 inches of snowfall on January 23. The heavy equipment provides snow removal to support flight operations at the airfield. New York Air National Guard Master Sergeant Cheran Cambridge/released
21 Jan, 2016ANTARCTICA-- The view from theflight deck of a New York Air National Guard LC-130 "Skibird" as aircrew assigned to the 139th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron fly a mission in support of Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica Dec. 2 2015. A total of seven LC-130s are deployed from the New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing in Scotia New York this season and about 330 missions planned through the season which ends in February.
14 Jan, 2016WESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - Staff Sgt. Callie A Rank a Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (CATM) instructor with the 106th Rescue Wing Security Forces Squadron poses for a portrait at the firing range at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base Jan. 09 2015.CATM instructors ensure that airmen understand how to properly use and maintain their weapons both locally and while on deployment.(US Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy released)
5 Jan, 2016CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Santo Villar, a member of the 442nd Military Police Company, enjoys a moment with his son after the company's deployment ceremony here on Jan. 3. The unit, based in Queens, N.Y., is heading to Fort Hood, Texas for training before deploying to conduct security operations at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba in early 2016.
6 Jan, 2016Newburgh, N.Y.-- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 442nd Military Police Company board an aircraft at Stewart International Airport on Tuesday, Jan. 5, en route to Fort Bliss, Texas. The MPs, who mobilized for federal duty at Camp Smith Training Site on Jan. 3 will train at Fort Bliss before deploying to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, where they will serve as part of Joint Task Force Guantanamo.
5 Jan, 2016CALVERTON--Honor Guard members carry the coffin of New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa to his final resting place at Calverton National Cemetery on Saturday, Jan. 2 during funeral services. Bonacasa, a member of the 105th Base Defense Squadron, was killed in action outside Bagram Airfield Afghanistan on Dec. 21. along with Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm, another member of the squadron and four other Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by SSgt Julio Olivenciareleased)
8 Jan, 2016Technical Sergeant Timothy Cotterall an Air National Guard Emergency Manager is decontaminated following attempts to identify multiple biological contaminants in a simulated lab during a Global Dragon training event at Perry GA on March 18 2015. Held at the Guardian Centers of Georgia Global Dragon Deployment For Training provides a refresher course for Airmen allowing them to put their skills to use to identify live chemical biological radiological and nuclear agents and materials. Air National Guard emergency management technicians from more than 20 individual units participated in Global Dragon.Cottterall is a member of the 137th Air Refueling Wing in New Jersey.(New York Air National Guard Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy released)