26 Jan, 2021WASHINGTON, D.C.-New York Army National Guard Sgt. Kyle Heitzenrater (right) a Buffalo resident and a member of E Company 427th Brigade Support Battalion which supports the 152nd Brigade Engineer Battalion takes the oath of reenlistment in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. on January 21 2021 before the John Trumbell paintings of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the surrender of the British Army at the Battle of Saratoga. Capt. Patrick Halpin administered the oath. Heitzenrater was one of 15 Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on duty in Washington DC from January 7 to January 27 extended their enlistsments at historic landmarks while in Washington.
22 Jan, 2021ROCHESTER --Three New York Army National Guard pilots were killed on January 20, when a UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter crashed in the town of Mendon, New York on the night of January 20, 2021 during a training flight.Killed were (from Left): Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian Koch and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Prial.Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General of New York, asked members of the New York National Guard to pray for Please pray for Skoda, Koch and Prial and their families and friends. "Their legacy of service will not be forgotten," Shields said in a message to the force.
20 Jan, 2021ALBANY--Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guards 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry on guard duty one of the entrances to the Legislative Office Building in Albany New York on January 20 2021. They are from left Staff Sgt. Joseph Dunn a Buffalo esident assigned to D Company; Pvt.Kyle Navarra from Friendship New York assigned to Headquarters Troop;Pvt. Haylee Seefeldt a resident of Medina New York assigned to Headquarters Troop and Corp. Joseph Clement from Auburn New York who is assigned to D Company. The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion 101st Cavalry assisted the New York State Police in securing the New York State Capitol on January 20 Inaguration Day for the incoming president in case there were demonstrations in New York's capital city.
19 Jan, 2021JOINT BASE ANDREWS -- U.S. Soldiers with the New York National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry exit a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing, upon arrival at Joint Base Andrews Maryland Jan. 18 2021. An additional 250 Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined 1,000 who were already sent to Washington on January 8-9. At least 25000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
15 Jan, 2021WASHINGTON- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment man a security post near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2021. 20,000 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from several states have deployed to Washington to provide support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th Presidential Inauguration. New York has sent 1,000 Soldiers and Airmen to be part of the mission.
14 Jan, 2021NEW YORK -- Army National Guard Spc. Anthony Randazzo a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Company H 427 Battalion Support Brigade, waits for his cue during a mission rehearsal for mass COVID-19 vaccinations in support of the New York State Department of Health at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan New York January 10 2021. The National Guard has more than 350 Guardsmen and women deployed to the vaccination site to support access control registration and command post staffing for the site. The New York State Department of Health conducts vaccination efforts for essential workers and members of the community over age 75 beginning January 13 2020. Eligible members of the public can register for a vaccine appointment through the Department of Health website. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Sebastian Rothwyn)
12 Jan, 2021BUFFALO--Col. Steven Hefferon commander of the 107th Mission Support Group Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station New York Air National Guard presents a wreath on behalf of the president at the grave of Millard Fillmore the 13th president Buffalo N.Y. Jan. 7 2021. The 107th Attack Wing has been honoring the former president with a wreath laying each year on his birthday for more than 30 years.
11 Jan, 2021STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --New York Air National Guard Security Forces Airmen load a bus at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh N.Y. as they deploy to Washington D.C. on January 8 2020. The Airmen are part of a New York force of 1000 Soldiers and Airmen who are supporting the District of Columbia National Guard during the 2021 Inauguration of Joseph Biden. A total of 6200 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are supporting law enforcement during this period following the January 6 riot during which the U.S. Capitol was invaded.
8 Jan, 2021A Soldier assigned to the New York Army National Guards 727th Law and Order Military Police Detachment prepares to board a bus for deployment to Washington D.C. from the Camp Smith Training Site near Cortlandt Manor N.Y. January 8 2020. The New York National Guard deploys 1000 Soldiers and Airmen this weekend in support of the presidential inauguration ceremony at the nations capital on January 20. The task force joins a force of 6200 National Guard personnel from multiple states to provide security assistance to the DC Guard and the Department of Justice for the event. (U.S. National Guard photo by Army National Guard Col. Robert Mitchell)
6 Jan, 2021LATHAM-- New York Air National Guard Brig.Gen. Denise Donnells son Max Szczesny,and her husband Greg Szczensny, pin her general's stars on during promotion ceremonies held on Wednesday Jan. 6 2021 at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham New York. Donnell a Clifton Park New York resident is the commander of the 105th Airlift Wing which is based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh New York. The wing flies the C-17 Globemaster III on missons around the world.
5 Jan, 2021CAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Spc. Hyuckwoo Park assigned to Joint Task Force COVID-19 receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Camp Smith Training Site Medical Readiness Clinic N.Y. on December 18 2020. New York has been participating in a Department of Defense program to refine the logistics of delivering the COVID-19 vaccine which has already been tested and approved. Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General, is encouraging all New York National Guard members to get their vaccine shot as soon as it is offered to them.
4 Jan, 2021CAMP SMITH-- U.S. Army National Guard Spc. Ying Chen, assigned to Joint Task Force COVID-19, New York National Guard, prepares a dosage of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Camp Smith Training Site Medical Readiness Clinic, N.Y., on December 18, 2020. The New York National Guard is participating in a Department of Defense vaccine pilot program in which 44,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine are being administered to front line medical personnel at 16 locations around the world.