New Commander for 204th Engineers

BINGHAMTON--New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Brandon Gendron (left) receives the colors of the 240th Engineer Battalion from Col. Jamey Barcomb the commander of the 153rd Troop Command during change of command ceremonies held on Saturday June 27 2020 at the New York State Armory in Binghamton N.Y. Gendron replaced Lt. Col. Wing Yu as the commander of the battalion which has elements in Binghamton Kingston Horseheads Walton. Buffalo and the Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill.

Jun 30, 2020

Soldiers in the COVID 19 Fight

NEW ROCHELLE-- New York Army National Guard Spc. Reagan Long a horizontal construction engineer assigned to the 827th Engineer Company of the 204th Engineer Battalion alongside Pfc. Naomi Velez a horizontal construction engineer assigned to the 152nd Engineer Support Company register people at a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Center in Glenn Island Park New Rochelle Mar. 14 2020. Members of the Army and Air National Guard from across several states have been activated under Operation COVID-19 to support federal state and local efforts.

Mar 25, 2020

Officer promoted to Lt. Colonel

LATHAM-- Major General Ray Shields the Adjutant General of New Yorkremoves the major rank from Lt. Col. Brandon Gendrons uniform as his wife Suzanne looks on with his children Jack and Kyleigh during promotion ceremonies on Friday January 31 at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham N.Y. Gendron who was commissioned as an officer in 2004 serves as the Training Officer for the New York Army National Guard and has been selected to command the 204th Engineer Battalion.

Feb 06, 2020

Engineers repair berm in Dolgeville

Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guards 204th Engineer Battalion work to shore up a berm in Dolgeville N.Y. which suffered a breech following heavy rains on Halloween night on Nov. 5 2019. The engineers were among 200 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen called up on state active duty to aid Herkimer County communities by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

Nov 07, 2019

NY Engineers build in Hawaii

HAWAII--U.S. Army Spc. Jamal McFadden, a motor transport operator assigned to the Forward Sustainment Company, 204th Engineer Battalion, New York Army National Guard, uses a circular saw to cut a board that will be used for framing during an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) mission at Camp Paumalu, Haleiwa, HI, July 31, 2019. Engineers from the Air Force, Air National Guard, and the Marine Corps have been working at the camp since May to help build a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activity center. The IRT is a joint service program that provides real-world training opportunities for the U.S. militarys Reserves and National Guard service members to prepare them for wartime missions while supporting the needs of Americas underserved communities. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Davis)

Aug 07, 2019

Engineers clean flood debris in Binghamton

BINGHAMTON--N.Y. Army National Guard Pfc Dakota Button assigned to the 827th Engineer Company clears flooding mud and debris in Binghamton N.Y. on Aug. 15 2018. Soldiers were responding to flooding throughout many areas of Binghamton assisting civilians and the Department of transportation.

Aug 16, 2018

Quarrying away at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM--Sgt. Thomas Borthwick and Private First Class Dominic Barillaro, Soldiers from the Quarry Platoon, 204th Engineer Battalion working a rock drill for a quarry blast project at range 44 during Annual Training at Fort Drum, May 8, 2018. The Quarry Platoon is one of six units in the Army inventory whose mission is to plan, conduct, prepare and perform rock crushing operations in support of horizontal engineer units conducting road and airfield projects.

May 25, 2018

New Commander for 204th Engineers

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y.--N.Y. Army National Guard Lt. Col. Wing Yu takes command of the 204th Engineer Battalion during a ceremony in Johnson City N.Y. on Oct. 15 2017. The battalion has elements in Horseheads, Binghamton, Walton and Buffalo.

Oct 16, 2017

Engineers at work at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 827th Engineer Company 204th Engineer Battalion tear apart and regrade a road during their annual training at Fort Drum N.Y. July 19th 2017. The road is one of four construction projects the battalion ran during its time at Fort Drum allowing the Soldiers to hone their skills while creating lasting construction projects for the post.

Jul 21, 2017

Digging out at SUNY Binghamton

BINGHAMTON-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 827th Engineer Company clear snow from a parking lot at tehe State University of New York Binghamton on March 18, 2017 as part of the New York National Guard response to the noreaster storm which covered New York with snow on March 14 2017. The university needed parking lots cleared of three feet of snow so that operations could resume.

Mar 20, 2017

Snow detail in Deposit

DEPOSIT-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 827th Engineer Company clear snow from the streets of Deposit N.Y. on March 16 2017 as part of the New York National Guard response to the noreaster which dumped more than three feet of snow on the region on March 14 2017. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo mobilized more than 1400 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen with up to 2000 on standby in response to the storm.

Mar 17, 2017

Engineers at Work

Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Battalion work to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany N.Y. on Friday Oct. 2 2015 as part of New Yorks preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane Joaquin. At the direction of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo members of the battalion were mobilized to work with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to clear obstructions from waterways which could cause flooding during a heavy rainfall. As part of that process the engineers created space where debris from the stream could be deposited.

Oct 05, 2015

Guard Engineers Clear Debris, Help Prevent Floods

New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 204th Engineer Battalion based in Binghamton N.Y. conduct debris clearance on Esopus Creek near Shandaken N.Y. October 2 in support of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Oct 02, 2015

204th Engineers Recognize Local Supporters

BINGHAMTON-- Representatives from the American Legion, Southern Tier Veterans Support Group, BAE Systems and Professional Lighting and Sound, and the American Red Cross display certificates of support presented to them by 204th Engineer Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Guilmette, in recognition of their support to the battalion and the battalion's Family Readiness Group. These donors and volunteer groups enabled the Family Readiness Group to hold a picnic and Christmas Party and the battalion's Engineer Ball.

Jan 22, 2015

Historic Vehicle at Binghamton Armory

BINGHAMTON--Members of the 204th Engineer Battalion install a M-728 Combat Engineer Vehicle in front of the Binghamton Armory on Sept. 24, 2014. The vehicle--used by combat engineers during the Cold War--was placed in front of the building as part of the New York State Military Museum’s effort to install displays of equipment and artifacts which tell the stories of specific units, the National Guard or the Army in general. Based on the M-60A1 tank the CEV could clear obstacles with its dozer blade or winch, or dig armored fighting vehicle positions while under fire. The 165 millimeter demolition gun could destroy a bunker or obstacle or be used to dig an instant hole in a road to delay enemy vehicles.Staff Sgt. Jason Hibbard from the 1156th Engineer Company, Staff Sgt. Robert Jayne and Master Sgt. Ethan Lynch from Headquarters and Headquarters Co. 204th Engineer Battalion and 1st Sgt. James Mahoney from the Forward Support Company, 204th Engineer Battalion, worked to put the display vehicle in place.

Sep 29, 2014

Governor Visits Guard Troops in Mohawk Valley

MOHAWK, N.Y. - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meets with engineers of the New York Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Battalion here today to thank them for their disaster recovery efforts following flash flooding throughout the Mohawk Valley that began June 28.

Jul 08, 2013

Locals View Recovery Efforts in Fort Plain

FORT PLAIN, N.Y. - Fort Plain residents Gary Lavalley (left) and Marie Robinson (middle) watch New York Army National Guard Soldier Spc. Brendan Miller bulldoze rocks and other flood debris from Otsquago Creek here July 4. Miller belongs to the Buffalo-based 152nd Engineer Company. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called up the company and other Soldiers of the 204th Engineer Battalion to remove flood debris and prevent further flood damage in the Mohawk Valley. In addition to other missions, the engineer Soldiers removed an island of debris which had choked the Otsquago Creek’s flow. Miller is from Buffalo.

Jul 06, 2013

National Guard Recovery for Mohawk Valley

FORT PLAIN, N.Y. -- New York National Guard engineers from Task Force Engineer, a mixed force comprised of forces of the 204th Engineer Battalion, 206th Military Police Company and 1427th Transportation Company assist with debris removal and widening the Otsquago Creek here July 5th following the Guard's recovery support to flash flooding in the Mohawk Valley. The National Guard's initial response force of more than 50 Soldiers on June 28 grew to some 250 Soldiers on July 3 to support local communities in their recovery.

Jul 05, 2013

Engineers Mount Display Chopper

LATHAM--Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Battalion mount an AH-1S Cobra Attack helicopter once used by New York Army National Guard aviators on a stand outside Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters here. The engineers used one of their mobile cranes to mount the aircraft. The display chopper was repainted at the Mobilization And Training Equipment Site (MATES) run by the New York National Guard at Fort Drum.

May 08, 2013

Engineers Clearing Roads

BEDFORD HILLS--Soldiers from the 827th and 1156th EN’s, comprising Task Force 204th, with assistance from the NYG discuss safely removing a downed tree on Croton Lakes Road, in Bedford, NY. The Guard’s primary role is to clear debris to allow for passage of Fire, Ambulance, and Police vehicles. In Northern Westchester, they are presently working closely with ConEd in Bedford Hills and Armonk to expedite power restoration for their customers. Upon receipt of a request originating from Westchester OEM, Joint Task Force Sandy, based at Camp Smith assigned the mission to TF 204th to assist with tree removal in over a dozen townships. Soldiers receive prioritized areas of operations and are moving from town to town once ConEd ensures lines are de-energized. The 204th EN BN is based in Binghamton, NY and this is the second consecutive year the Battalion has had a prolonged Civil Support Mission for the residents of New York State.

Nov 09, 2012

Engineers Clear Damage in Rockaway

FAR ROCKAWAY, NY-- Members of the 204th Engineer Battalion work to clear streets in Far Rockaway on Nov. 8. The Queens community was battered by Hurricane Sandy when it hit on Oct. 30. The Guard engineer Soldiers have been working to clear debris left by the storm.

Nov 09, 2012

Engineers Working on the Erie Canal

COHOES, N.Y. - Soldiers from New York Army National Guard’s 1156th Engineer Company and 152nd Engineer Company leveled trees and removed tons of underbrush in the ruins of the Erie Canal located in the center of the City of Cohoes on June 11 as part of a trail-clearing process. The Soldiers were conducting innovative readiness training as part of their Annual Training.

Jun 11, 2012

204th Engineers are "Salute" Unit of the Year

LATHAM--Leaders of the New York Army National Guard’s 204th Engineer Battalion receive the Salute Magazine "Unit of the Year" award from Salute representative Johnny Underwood, during an informal event at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters. The magazine is distributed free on military bases around the country. The unit, with companies in Kingston, Horseheads, Walton, Buffalo and Binghamton, was recognized for their response to Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in 2011.Pictured are, from left: Capt. Thomas Rome, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer; Lt. Col. James Freehart, Battalion Commander; Major Erik Stevens, Battalion Executive Officer; and Sgt. 1st Class Christophere Hatala, Forward Support Company Readiness Sergeant.

May 30, 2012

Guard Chaplain Delivers Memorial Day Prayer

ENDICOTT-- New York Army National Guard Chaplain Candidate ( 1st Lt.) Timothy Miller, a member of the 204th Engineer Battalion, delivers the invocation at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Endicott on May 28. Miller was one of several speakers at the event.

May 30, 2012

Engineers Welcome New Commander

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. James Freehart, left, a veteran of Afghanistan, receives the unit colors from Lt. Col. Jim Pabis to take command of the 204th Engineer battalion here March 5. He replaces Major Andrew Hutz who has been serving as commander. The battalion headquarters company and forward support companies are based at the Binghamton Armory. The battalion has subordinate companies in Kingston in the Hudson Valley, Walton, Horseheads and Buffalo.

Mar 08, 2011

Cooking Up A Mean Meal at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Pvt. Daiamy Osario, a New York City resident and a member of the 204th Engineer Battalion’s mess section, prepares vegetables to accompany a turkey dinner the cooks made on Saturday. Nov. 13, as they competed to earn the Philip A. Connelly Award of Excellence in Army Food Service. The mess team from the Binghamton-based battalion, prepared a dinner with all the trimmings for the battalion’s Soldiers conducting weekend training here. They were graded on their ability to produce a hot, tasty meal to the Army standard in field conditions. The New York Army National Guard Soldiers are competing against five other mess sections to be the best in the Army National Guard.

Nov 16, 2010

204th Engineer Cooks Compete to Be the Best

WINDSOR, NY--Spc. John Stanley from Elmira Heights, prepares lunch as the food service section from the 204th Engineer Battalion’s 204th Forward Support Company competes for the Philip A. Connelly Award of Excellence in Army Food Service award on Sunday June 13. The cooks prepared a lunch at the 204th’s training site in the Windsor Quarry for Soldiers working there as part of their annual training. The food service specialists were evaluated on aspects such as technique, skill, safety consciousness, professionalism, and presentation of product. The menu included roast turkey, gravy, Mexican corn, corn soup, salad, and Florida lemon cake with a cream cheese frosting. The winners of the award, which involves units from across the Army, will be announced in January 2011.

Jun 15, 2010

New Commander Takes the Helm of Engineer Battalion

BINGHAMTON, NY - Lt. Col. Jeffrey M. Cipolla passes the 204th Engineer guidon to Command Sergeant Major Daniel Ames for safe keeping during the Change of Command Ceremony for the 204th Engineer Battalion, Saturday, November 8. Cipolla an Iraq War veteran and Bronze Star recipient assumed command from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Carlton C. Cleveland. The 204th Engineer Battalion is the only engineer battalion in the New York Army National Guard and plays a significant role when the Guard responds to state emergencies. Overseeing transition of command was Colonel Fred Kubus, Commander 153rd Troop Command. Ltc. Cleveland is slated to become operations officer for 53rd Troop Command in Valhalla, NY.

Nov 10, 2008

American-Canadian Engineer Stakes

CAMP SMITH, N.Y. - Captain Jonathan E. Dilmore, Battalion Tactical Officer, Headquarters Support Company, 204th Engineer Battalion, briefs Canadian Master Cpl. Harry Morrison and 2nd Lt. David R. Bulger of the 32nd Combat Engineer Regiment, Canadian Land Forces prior to embarking on an 'engineer recon' during the 204th Engineer Battalions' 2008 Squad Stakes held September 12-14.

Sep 22, 2008

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