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501st EOD Operating in Basra
Lt. Col. Rob Mitchell poses next to battalion’s headquarters sign.
Photo by 1st Lt. John Harder, 501st Ordnance Battalion (EOD)
BASRA, Iraq--Lt. Col. Robert Mitchell, the commander of the Scotia-based 501st Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) poses next to the battalion’s headquarters sign here. The New York National Guard battalion is responsible for counter IED operations and training Iraqi Police counter-explosives teams as the headquarters of Task Force Troy-South. The 38 members of the units have a wide range of skills ranging from explosives experts to intelligence analysis and supply management.

NY National Guard In the News

DVIDS -- Tue, 26 Aug 2014

New York Airmen provide boost to air operations during Northern Strike

ALPENA, Mich. -- A group of experienced maintenance Airmen from the New York Air National Guard are helping to facilitate the airpower component of Operation Northern Strike.

Times Union -- Tue, 26 Aug 2014

Saipan mission seeks fate of area’s missing

Seventy years after Japanese fighters launched a suicidal "banzai" attack against U.S. forces invading Saipan, a 20-year-old college student is headed to the island to try to find... (more)

Associated Press -- Mon, 18 Aug 2014

National Guard soldiers arrive home in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --More than 250 soldiers in a New York Army National Guard aviation unit are back home from the Persian Gulf. National Guard officials say the soldiers in the 42nd Combat... (more)

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