U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone, Guard Times Staff
FORT DIX, N.J. - Colonel Gary Machina (front, right), Sgt. Major Randy Ross and Soldiers of the 53rd Army Liaison Team (ALT) are visited by the New York Army National Guard Chief of Staff, Col. James Lettko on March 23 prior to deploying to Iraq.
The New York Army National Guard's 53rd ALT finished mandatory combat training at Fort Dix and is now in the process of moving into Iraq where the unit will work with elements of the Iraqi Army to help coordinate operations in the campaign against Al-Qaeda and other terrorist elements.
NY National Guard In the News
Associated Press -- Thu, 24 Apr 2014
NY Army Guard helicopter unit gets new commander
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Army Times -- Wed, 23 Apr 2014
Ex-cop named N.Y. Army Guard’s top enlisted soldier
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A retired Rochester police officer who served in the Iraq War has been selected to become the next senior enlisted soldier in the New York Army National Guard.
DefenseVisual Information Distribution System -- Wed, 23 Apr 2014
Deskins: Military leadership committed to fixing sexual harassment, assault
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