Photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Abbott, Joint Forces Headquaters-NY (Released)
STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Scotia-- New York Air National Guiard Airmen assigned to the state CERFP check their medical equipment on Friday, June 5, as they prepare for a major exercise at the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control training site in Albany.
The CERFP, which stands for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and enhanced-yield Explosive) Enhanced Response Force Pacakge, is a team of Army and Air National Guardsmen trained to extract victims from destroyed buildings, decontaminate them and provide emergency medical care. New York fields one of 17 such teams in the United States.
NY National Guard In the News
Observer -- Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Dunkirk National Guard Soldiers among those at Fort Drum for training
More than 250 New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion Rear Detachment are participating in annual training at Fort Drum this month. The soldiers arrived... (more)
Associated Press -- Tue, 22 Jul 2014
New York Guard members conducting annual training
CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Two hundred members of New York state’s volunteer defense force are conducting their annual weeklong training program at a Hudson Valley military site.
Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
New York Army National Guard Soldiers Training on Fort Drum
It’s usually the one time out of the year that New York Army National Guard Soldiers get to train with their entire battalion. Reporter Elizabeth Jeneault was in Fort Drum, where... (more)