Photo by 1st. Lieutenant Benjamin Postle, B Co. 3-126th Aviation
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan- New York Army National Guard Sgt. John Stormm, a member of Detachment 1 Company B 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation (Heavy Lift) receives the Purple Heart and the Air Medal from Lt. Col. Mike Higginbotham, the commander of Task Force Knighthawk during award ceremonies here on April 18. Stormm received a bullet wound during a resupply mission in Afghanistan. The Soldiers of the Rochester-based detachment are preparing to return to the United States in May after a nine-month long rotation in Afghanistan.
NY National Guard In the News
Buffalo News -- Mon, 10 Mar 2014
New mission for 107th Air Wing is filled with controversy
It’s called a Reaper, and commanders in the Air National Guard think it’s a savior: saving the 107th Air Wing in Niagara Falls from the threat of extinction as well as the lives of American... (more)
Time Warner Cable News -- Sun, 09 Mar 2014
Historic change of command at EADS
ROME, N.Y. -- Col. Dawne Deskins never intended to make the Air Force her career. It started out as a way to pay for college, but educational doors weren’t the only ones enlisting opened.
New York Daily News -- Sat, 08 Mar 2014
Air National Guard Col. Dawne Deskins gets promoted to brigadier general
Air National Guard Col. Dawne Deskins is being promoted to brigadier general.
She will take a lead role in the sexual-assault prevention and response program for the 100,000 members in the... (more)