New Commander for 101 Signal

Soldiers of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, salute with their company guidons during the change of command ceremony on February 27, 2021 at Camp Smith Training Site, marking the change of command from Lt. Col. Ian J. Seagriff to Lt. Col. Michael Hastings. The 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion provides and manages satellite communications and information systems support to combat forces across a military theater.

Mar 03, 2021

Soldiers feeding Westchester County

ELMSFORD--New York Army National Guard Specialists Marvin Clarke ( left) and Emananuel Agyemang, assigned to the 101st Signal Battalion of the 369th Sustainment Brigade load boxes of food on a pallet at the Feeding Westchester mobile food pantry in Elmsford N.Y. April 17 2020. National Guard members and Feeding Westchester have processed and distributed more than 2.5 million pounds of food to surrounding communities since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 18, 2020

Signal Soldiers on range in Kuwait

KUWAIT-- U.S. Army Master Sergeant Patrick ONeill assigned with 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, New York Army National Guard, fires the M-4 rifle during a life fire exercise at Camp Buehring Kuwait Jan. 16 2019. The 101st ESB has served nine months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield providing communications support for more than a dozen operating sites in some seven countries across the Middle East as part of the coalition effort to defeat the Islamic State also known as ISIS. The unit is expected back in New York soon.

Jan 24, 2019

Leaders visit 101st Signal Battalion in Kuwait

CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT-- Soldiers of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Brigade pose with New York National Guard leaders during a visit to the unit in Kuwait on July 25, 2018. In front are, from left, Chief Master Sgt. Amy R. Giaquinto command chief master sergeant of the New York National Guard Brig; Gen. Michel Natali commander of the 53rd Troop Command; Maj. Gen. Anthony German adjutant general of New York; and Command Sgt. Maj. Cory Cush senior enlisted advisor of the 53rd Troop Command.The battalion is deployed to the Middle East in support of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve a multi-national coalition whose mission is to defeat enemy forces in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and set conditions for follow-on operations in order to increase regional stability.

Aug 06, 2018

Families Pack Care Packages for Troops Overseas

More than 80 family members and volunteers assembled approximately 300 care packages for New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion serving overseas at the T-Mobile retail store in Times Square in New York City on July 16 2018. The event was coordinated by the NYC Veterans Alliance Blue Star Families 101st Signal Battalion Family Readiness Group and a generous donation of space and troop items from T-Mobile. The 101st Signal Battalion based in Yonkers N.Y. is currently serving across the Middle East providing communications support to U.S. forces. Photo by Adrienne Brammer NYC Veterans Alliance.

Jul 20, 2018

Signal Soldiers deploy

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion stand in formation on March 17, 2018 during a ceremony held prior to their leaving for their mobilization station from Stewart Air National Guard Base. The battalion will deploy to Afghanistan after post-mobilization training.

Mar 19, 2018

New Commander for 101st Signal Battalion

YONKERS--U.S. Army Maj. Ian Seagriff accepts the flag of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the New York Army National Guard, from Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, the commander of the 53rd Troop Command as he assumes command of the battalion from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Diane Armbruster at the Police Athletic League Center Yonkers N.Y. April 9 2017.

Apr 10, 2017

Ready for missions at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH-- New York Army National Guard soldiers assigned to Alpha Company 101 Signal Company prepare for a traffic control mission in response to Winter Storm Stella at Camp Smith N.Y., March 14 2017. The New York Army National Guard 53rd Troop Command activated more than 450 Soldiers over the course of three days to augment local and state police traffic control activities as part of New York States response to Winter Storm Stella from March 1315 2017.

Mar 15, 2017

Signal Soldiers Train at Drum

FORT DRUM-- New York National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command, speaks to Soldiers of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion during a visit to their annual training site at Fort Drum, NY on August 18, 2015.

Aug 28, 2015

101st Signal Battalion on the Range at Drum

FORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Spc. Fernando Sanchez of the 101st Signal Battalion conducts a marksmanship class on a pop-up target range at Fort Drum New York on August 24 2015. The battalions annual two week training event focuses on building both the individual and collective skills of the Soldiers.

Aug 28, 2015

Signal Soldiers Seek Work at Yellow Ribbon

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Manual Tressandy, assigned to Company B, 101st Signal Battalion, talks about employment opportunities with Garry Harvey, head of veterans recruitment for FDM Group in New York. More than 200 Soldiers from the battalion conducted their initial Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program here to learn about services, programs, benefits and opportunities for Citizen Soldiers returning from overseas service. The 101st Signal Battalion returned from a year-long deployment to Afghanistan earlier this summer. The Yellow Ribbon program is a day-long effort to familiarize Soldiers and their family members with a variety of helpful contacts and information related to their return home. U.S. National Guard photo by Col. Richard Goldenberg, Joint Force Headquarters, New York National Guard. (RELEASED)

Aug 25, 2013

101st Signal Battalion Families Ready for Reunions

RYE BROOK N.Y. - Children from the New York Army National Guards 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion display welcome home banners for their deployed parent following the New York National Guard Family Program Strong Bonds event here June 2 at the Doral Arrowwood Conference Center. The weekend event supported 18 spoused and families of deployed Soldiers of the 101st Signal Battalion due home from Afghanistan in late June and early July. The retreat encouraged discussion about issues families faced during the deployment and how families can help their Soldier with reintegration once they return. The battalion mobilized some 450 Soldiers in September 2012 and provided communications support for the past nine months in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by Chaplain Candidate (1st Lt.) Mark Getman 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation.

Jun 05, 2013

101st Signal Takes Over Duties in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan--A color guard stands at attention during the Transition of Authority Ceremony conducted here on Monday, Oct. 15 as the New York Army National Guard's 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion took over the duties of providing communications support to American and Coalition forces in the country. The 101st replaced the Alabama Army National Guard's 115th Expeditionary Signal Battalion. This is the first time since the Korean War that the colors of the battalion have been unfurled in a combat zone.

Oct 16, 2012

New York Guardsman Speaks at Fort Bliss Event

FORT BLISS, TX-- New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major Dan Bien, the CSM of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Brigade, speaks to members of the Fort Bliss community during an event commemorating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The 101st trainewd for deployment to Afghanistan at Fort Bliss. "...let me say thank you for not forgetting why we fight," Bien told the audience. Bien was the special guest speaker during the 9-11 Retreat and Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Memorial Circle, Sept. 11.

Sep 20, 2012

Signal Soldiers Train in New Mexico Desert

CAMP MCGREGOR, New Mexico-- New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Jon Santana, the commander of Company A, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, answers questions from Sgt. Trisha Pinczes, a public affairs specialist with the 138th Public Affairs Detachment, during a training exercise here on August 30. Soldiers from the 101st were conducting counter-improvised explosive device training, while soldiers from the 138th were practicing their public affairs skills.

Sep 06, 2012

Signal Soldiers Heading to Deployment

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard’s 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion board a charter plan heading for Fort Bliss, Texas, following their mobilization ceremony here on Sunday, August 19. The Soldiers bid farewell to their families and heard from Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General, and other speakers--including Governor Andrew Cuomo’s representative Ms. Maryu Kaveny-- before boarding the aircraft. The battalion will deploy to Afghanistan later this month.

Aug 19, 2012

Signal Soldiers in the Mud at Drum

FORT DRUM,NY -- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion move under concertina wire while reacting to simulated direct fire while during a dismounted execution training here Aug 9th. The Soldiers of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion are slated to deploy to Afghanistan later this year and are conducting pre-mobilization training at Fort Drum.

Aug 10, 2012

Signal Soldiers on Patrol

FORT DRUM " New York Army National Guard Soldiers with the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion practice reacting to direct fire while going through obstacles during a dismounted execution training here Aug 1. The 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion are slated to deploy to Afghanistan later this year.

Aug 02, 2012

Combatives Training for Deploying Signal Soldiers

FORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard 2nd lt. Alicia Seda, a member of Company C, 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion from New York City, gets tips on combative techniques from Sgt. 1st Class Michael Benware, from Philadelphia during training here on July 30. Seda and other members of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan later this year.

Aug 01, 2012

Signal Soldiers Conduct Tactical Training at Drum

FORT DRUM-- Soldiers of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion conduct training on the tactical manuever lanes here on July 26 during pre-mobilization training. The Soldiers are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan later this year.

Jul 30, 2012

Grenade Training at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- New York National Guard Spec. Daniel Hoysradt, of Ancram , NY, prepares to lob a dummy hand grenade from behind cover here on July 18. He is one of the many Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan with the 101 Expeditonary Signal Battalion. �We don&rsquot;t get to do this all the time," said.

Jul 19, 2012

Gear Draw at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Krystal Tesoriero, a member of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Brigade, draws deployment gear from the Central Issue Facilty as premobilization training begins here on Saturday, July 15. The Soldiers are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan later this year.

Jul 17, 2012

Mother and Daughter Team headed for Afghanistan

CAMP SMITH -- New York Army National Guard Specialist Alexandra Lippi (left) will deploy to Afghanistan along with her mother, Sgt. Maj. Gina Lippi when the 101st Enhanced Signal Battalion mobilizes in August. The unit is currently training at Fort Drum, N.Y.

Jul 13, 2012

Signal Commander Promoted to Colonel

YONKERS, N.Y. - New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command, right, presents the rank insignia of colonel to Greg Dreisbach at the headquarters of the 101st Enhanced Signal Battalion here June 8. Dreisbach, from Manhattan, previously led the New York National Guard security element in New York City, Joint Task Force Empire Shield and served as the signal officer of the Army Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division in Troy, N.Y.

Jul 09, 2012

101st Signal Battalion Soldier Going to West Point

MASTIC BEACH--New York Army National Guard Spec. Tyler Faulkner, a Soldier in the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, has been selected to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. Faulkner is one of 15 members of the Army National Guard who will be part of the Academy’s class of 2016. The Military Academy makes 85 slots available annually to Guardsmen and Reservists.

May 01, 2012

Signal Soldiers Train on High-Tech Gear

FORT DRUM--Soldiers of the 101st Signal Battalion train to use state-of-the-art Satellite Transportable Terminals that are a component of the WIN-T--Warfighter Information Network- Tactical at Fort Drum, N.Y., March 16, 2011. The signal Soldiers will use the system in Afghanistan when they deploy in 2012.

Apr 07, 2011

New Commander For Signal Battalion

FORT DIX--Lt. Col. Greg Dresibach, the new commander of the New York Army National Guard's 101st Signal Battalion accepts the battalion colors from Col. Stephanie Dawson, commander of the 369th Sustainment Brigade, during Change-of-Command Ceremonies at Fort Dix on Oct. 3. Dreisbach, who served as deputy signal officer for the 42nd Infantry Division in Iraq,and is also commander of Joint Task Force Empire Shield, took over the battalion from Lt. Col. Thomas Kilmartin.

Oct 21, 2009

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