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Guard Assists Thanksgiving Turkey Deliveries
Troops put together Thanksgiving meals for needy families and pack them onto a trailer at the Jacob Javitts Center

Members of the New York Guard and the New York National Guard put together Thanksgiving meals for needy families and pack them onto a trailer at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York on Monday, Nov. 19. The team assembled more than 3,200 meals. They were joined by Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General of New York and members of his command team. (Division of Military and Naval Affairs photo by New York Guard Lt. Donald Ferguson)

Posted: Wed, Nov 21, 2018         more..

The New York Guard

The New York Guard is a state volunteer force which augments and supports the New York National Guard with manpower and skills.

New York Guard members are a volunteer, unpaid force which serves at the direction of the Governor. They assist the National Guard in planning, training for and executing state emergency support and disaster missions, and provide legal and medical pre-deployment assistance to the National Guard units and other reserve components as requested.

Many New York Guard members are retired members of the National Guard and other military services, however military experience is not a prerequisite to membership. They are part of the military forces of New York but are not federal military reservists like members of the Army and Air National Guard.

Members of the New York Guard assist National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to serve the people of New York as members of Guard Joint Task Forces which respond to state natural disasters, state emergencies and state security requirements.

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