Photo by Capt. CPT Robert Romano, Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix. (Released)
Col. Brian Balfe, the commander of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Brigade Combat Team receives the Brigade colors from Major General Robert Cone, commander of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan during Transition of Authority (TOA) ceremonies on Saturday, April 26 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Balfe took command of Combined Joint Task Force Phoneix, a international task force with the mission of training the Afghan Army and police from Brig. Gen. Robert E. Livingston of the South Carolina Army National
CJTF-Phoneix includes members from 22 NATO nations and all four United States Military Services.
NY National Guard In the News
Army.mil -- Tue, 29 Jul 2014
New York National Guard training takes to skies
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (July 25, 2014) -- New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion, conducted integration Annual Training in support of their fellow New York... (more)
Times Union -- Tue, 29 Jul 2014
Duty Calls: High spot in family of soldiers
Army National Guard Pfc. Michael Valenza of Queensbury could soon outrank almost everyone in his family of soldiers.
MDJ -- Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Honor quest for N.Y. WWI hero marches on
ALBANY, N.Y. --About 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt. Henry Johnson is a step closer to... (more)