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FOR RELEASE: Thursday, Aug 27, 2009

National Guard Hosts Recruiting Booth At Great New York State Fair

Media Advisory

WHO:

New York Army National Guard recruiters and Soldiers.

WHAT:

Visitors to the Great New York State Fair will be able to practice changing the tire on a replica of the #88 “Guard Car”, check out the latest in armored security vehicles, and test their physical strength by visiting the New York Army National Guard Recruiting Booth at the fair. Members of the media looking for a different angle for fair coverage are invited to check out the booth. A recruiting display staffed by New York Army National Guard Soldiers and the National Guard's newest recruits. Features of the booth include the NASCAR tire changing simulator, representing the National Guard car driven by Dale Earnhart Jr., a pushup and pullup physical challenge, an M1117 Military Police armored security vehicle, and an uparmored humvee like those used by National Guard Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WHEN:

Now through Sept. 7, 2009

WHERE:

Near Gate 4 at the New York State Fair Grounds, Syracuse

Coverage Opportunities: Still and video imagery of members of the public interacting with National Guard Soldiers and equipment, testing their strength, and taking on the NASCAR tire change challenge. There will be opportunities to interview National Guard Soldiers.

BACKGROUND:

The New York Army National Guard is once again operating recruiting displays during county fairs and events across the state to make it easier for the community and prospective applicants to learn about service opportunities and help the Guard reach out to qualified potential recruits. The New York National Guard is integral to state and community readiness and emergency response. Community support is deemed essential to improving troop levels to help ensure New York is ready for future challenges. "New York's Citizen Soldiers from across our state have provided tremendous and historic service both before 9-11, 2001 and ever since," said Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Taluto, Adjutant General of New York. "Because of our experience and fortitude, New York has the finest National Guard in the nation. Volunteers are needed to join the ranks of our veteran force so that, together, they can continue to protect our state and communities." For more information on the National Guard contact the New York National Guard Public Affairs Office at the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs at (518) 786-4581. For information on joining the New York National Guard call toll free at 1-800-GO GUARD
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