Future leaders talk to Army Guard chiefs

LATHAM--Col. Steve Rowe, the Chief of Staff of the New York Army National Guard speaks with New York Army National Guard junior non-commissioned officers at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 during a two-day Future Leaders Conference hosted by Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski. More than 80 Soldiers took part in the conference. They also heard from Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General of New York and took part in the new Army Combat Fitness Test.

Sep 23, 2019

NY Army Guard Leaders honor WW II Vets on D-Day

MONTROSE--New York Army National Guard Col. Isabel Smith, Chief of Staff of the 53rd Troop Command, greets a World War II veteran at the New York State Veterans Home on Montrose, N.Y. on June 6, 2019, during an event organized by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to recognize veterans. Smith was one of five National Guard senior leaders who visited the five state veterans home to present New York State Medals to service members who served on D-Day or in the European Campaign.

Jun 10, 2019

NY National Guard Fallen remembered

A wreath marking the memory of 34 members of the New York Army and Air National Guard and the New York Naval Militia who have given their lives in combat since 2001 placed at the memorial to the fallen outside New York National Guard headquarters on May, 22, 2019. Civilians and service members who work at the New York State Division of Military and Naval in Latham marked Memorial Day with a ceremony remember the members of the New York National Guard who have died in combat since 2001.

May 24, 2019

Civil Support Team loads at Stratton ANGB

STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE N.Y--An ATV is loaded onto a CH-47 Chinook from the New York Army National Guards Bravo Co.3rd Battalion 126th Aviation in Rochester, New York on March 18 2019. The ATV accompanied by a five person "strike team" that is part of the 2nd Civil Support Team here. The strike team concept allows for rapid deployment capabilities. The element was being flown to Hamilton College in Oneida County to take part in a four-day long drill.

Mar 18, 2019

2nd Civil Support Team Trains in Kingston

KINGSTON--U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Kristin Northrup a survey team chief and Spc. Sean Murray a survey team member assigned to the 2nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (CST) move to inspect scan and catalog the contents of a simulated bomb makers vehicle during a hazardous materials exercise with the City of Kingston Fire Department in Kingston N.Y. Nov. 28 2018. The 2nd CST based in Scotia N.Y. is trained to identify and respond to chemical biological and radiological agents and advise first-responders on how to deal with those threats.

Dec 03, 2018

Retired leader speaks to NY Army Guard NCOs

LATHAM--Retired Sergeant Major of the ArmyKenneth O. Preston speaks to New York Army National Guard noncommissioned officers during a NCO Professional Development Workshop held at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters in Latham, N.Y. on Sept. 21, 2018. Eighty NCOs attended the two-day course hosted by New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski. Preston, who currently serves as the Vice President of NCO and Soldier Programs for the Association of the United States Army, was the Army's top NCO from 2004 to 2011. He spoke about the value of NCO education and the role NCOs play in the Army

Sep 27, 2018

National Guard's 381st Birthday Marked

LATHAM-- Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields commander of the New York Army National Guard (middle) joins Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Michael Blake age 58 the oldest National Guard members present (right) and Army National Guard Spec. Jade Richards age 19 one of the youngest members of the New York National Guard in cutting a cake in celebration of the National Guards 381th birthday at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham N.Y. on December 13 2017. The National Guard was established in 1636 and is the oldest military force in the Department of Defense.

Dec 13, 2017

NY National Guard Celebrates Army Birthday

LATHAM--Youngest and oldest Soldiers present cut the birthday cake during Army Birthday ceremonies at New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham N.Y. on June 17 2017. Cutting the cake are from left PFC Jade Richards the youngest Solldier Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields commander of the New York Army National Guard Col. James Freehart the oldest Soldier present and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Gordon Jacobs another Army veteran.New York Army National Guard members celebrated the 242nd Birthday of the United States Army.

Jun 14, 2017

NY National Guard marks Guard Birthday

LATHAM N.Y. Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields assistant adjutant general Army of New York (far right) joins the oldest and newest members of the New York National Guard to cut a cake in celebration of the National Guards 380th birthday at New York National Guard headquarters here on Dec. 13. The National Guard was established in 1636 and is the oldest military force in the Department of Defense. The new and old members are (from left)Airman Kevin Gabay of the New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing;Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Wold one of the New York Army National Guards oldest serving Soldier; and Pvt. Private Cameron Thompson age 17 New York Army National Guard.

Dec 13, 2016

New Commander for 2nd Civil Support Team

STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Aron Sachetti accepts the guidon of the New York National Guard's 2nd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team from Brig. Gen. Patrick Center, Director of Joint Staff for the New York National Guard, during change of command ceremonies on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia. Sanchetti replaces Lt. Col. Drew Pinckney in command of the unit, whose Army and Air National Guard members are trained to detect chemical, biological and radiological elements.

Oct 05, 2016

Cooperstown Hospital honored by ESGR

COOPERSTOWN--Major General Patrick Murphy the Adjutant General of New York congratulates Dr. Vance Brown the CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network after presenting him with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Above and Beyond Award to on Thursday January 28 in Cooperstown N.Y as Lt. Col. (Dr.) William LeCates looks on. LeCates who recently returned from a deployment to Liberia recommended Bassett Healthcare--his employer-- for the ESGR award for their support of his part-time military career during three deployments.

Jan 29, 2016

Groundbreaking for new facility at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH-- Assemblywoman Sandra Galef ( far left) joined Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy the Adjutant General of New Yorkand other members of the New York Army National Guard and construction contractors for a ceremonial ground breaking on a new Combined Support Maintenance Shop at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor NY on November 24 2015. The new facility which is expected to be completed by December 2017 is designed to provide maintenance support for approximately 1200 wheeled vehicles assigned to NY Army National Guard units in the Hudson Valley Long Island and New York City areas.

Nov 30, 2015

Army Birthday Marked at DMNA Headquarters

LATHAM-- New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Wilson (left), Private Eric Dawson, a member of the 427th Brigade Support Battalion, (center) and Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy cut the cake during ceremonies at the 240th Army Birthday, June 12 at Latham Headquarters. Traditionally the oldest Soldier present, in this case Wilson, is joined by the youngest Soldier present, in cutting the Army Birthday cake.

Jun 17, 2015

New York Veterans Interviews Now on YouTube

SARATOGA SPRINGS--Video interviews with more than 600 New York Veterans of World War I World War II Korea Vietnam Iraq Afghanistan and the Cold War can now be viewed online by going to the New York State Military Museum YouTube Channel. The museum which is run by the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs has been collecting video interviews since 2000.

May 22, 2015

Martin Van Buren Honored

KINDERHOOK NY--New York Army National Guard Brig.General Raymond Shields speaks about President Martin Van Buren during a ceremony honoring him on Dec. 5 2013 at the Dutch Reformed Cemetery here. The ceremony marked the 231st Birthday of Van Buren. Shields presented a wreath from President Barak Obama at the grave of the eighth president. Local officials representing the Village of Kinderhook the National Park Service and local groups also presented wreaths honoring Van Buren.

Dec 05, 2013

Ribbon Cutting Marks Civil War Exhibit

SARATOGA SPRINGS-- Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York joins Lance Ingmar, President of the Friends of the New York State Military Museum and Courtney Burns, the curator and acting manager of the Military Museum in officially opening the "Empire for Union" exhibit which commemorates the Civil War. The exhibit highlights the unique Civil War items New York has been collecting since 1863.

Jul 28, 2013

State Employees Honored by Adjutant General

LATHAM, NY -- Major General Patrick A. Murphy, Adjutant General of the New York National Guard and NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs Office of Administrative Services Director Kathryn Bohacek recognize employees during an award ceremony here on May 23.

May 29, 2013

State Headquarters Marks Memorial Day

LATHAM-- A color guard presents arms during the annual Division of Military and Naval Affairs pre-Memorial Day commemoration at state headquarters on Thursday May 23.

May 23, 2013

New York Guardsman Competes in Biathalon

JERICHO,VT--Lt. Col. Brian O'Keefe, New York Army National Guard, representing the New York National Guard for the first time in competition, during the Sprint portion of the 2013 National Guard Eastern Regional Biathlon held at the Ethan Allen Training Site, Jericho Vt., Feb. 9, 2013. The New York National Guard has a long history of creating Olympic Biathletes including Maj. (Ret.) Curtis Schreiner, a three time Olympian. According to the National Guards Biathlon headquarters, located at the Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., members of the National Guard All-Guard Biathlon Team were represented on the 1988, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010 U.S. Winter Olympic Biathlon Team and is the only Department of Defense (DOD) organization that consistently sends Soldiers to the Olympics.

Feb 11, 2013

Counterdrug Task Force at Binghamton Event

BINGHAMTON--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Scott Kramer and Spc. Robert Juliano, members of the New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, pose with the Binghamton Humane Society mascot during a community event on August 25. The two were manning the Counterdrug Task Force rock wall.

Sep 17, 2012

Adjutant General Visits Freedom Tower

NEW YORK-- Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, (center) scrawls his name on a wall on the 39th floor of the Freedom Tower under construction at the World Trade Center location here on Wednesday, August 29. Murphy is joined by his wife Cherie and Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram, the Director of the Army National Guard. Murphy is hosting a meeting for northeastern Adjutant General's at the Lexington Avenue Armory and the group visited the Freedom Tower as part of the event.

Aug 29, 2012

Girl Scouts Memorialize Guard Soldiers

LATHAM, N.Y. -- Ariana Bletz, 6, and her mother Adrianne Bletz, from Daisy Troop 1552 in Watervliet, N.Y. help plant flowers at the flag pole of the New York National Guard Joint Force Headquarters here June 3. The Daisy Troop and its leaders volunteer to plant red, white and blue flowers at the headquarters as a tribute to the servicemen and women of the New York National Guard.

Jun 06, 2012

Fallen Guard Soldiers Remembered in Ceremony

LATHAM--New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major Frank Wicks reads the names of the 31 New York Army National Guard Soldiers and one member of the New York Naval Militia who died in a combat zone or were killed in action during the annual Division of Military and Naval Affairs Memorial Day service on May 25. The service included remarks by Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General and Mary Kavaney the assistant to the state Deputy Secretary for Public Safety.

May 24, 2012

Job Fair Support Recognized

FARMINGDALE--Retired Command Sgt. Major Bob VanPelt, Program Coordinator of the New York National Guard Job Zone, presents David Rivera, Program Manager of the Suffolk County Veteran’s Service Agency, with a keepsake to thank him for his support of a job fair held for veterans and serving New York National Guard Soldiers at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center on Feb 10. Looking on is New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. David Myones, supervisor of the Field Maintenance Shop at Farmingdale and commander of Company F 427th Brigade Support Battalion. Eighty employers took part in the event which was visited by 175 Soldiers and Veterans.

Feb 16, 2012

Adjutant General Urges Employers to Hire Veterans

ALBANY-- Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General, speaks to a group of employers and veterans at the "Hire Our Heroes" Career Fair sponsored by the New York State Department of Labor at the Zaloga American Legion Post. Murphy urged the employers to hire veterans for jobs at their companies.

Nov 16, 2011

Adjutant General Visits Guard Members in the Field

MIDDLEBURGH--Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, left, the Adjutant General for the New York National Guard speaks with Capt. Bryan Reed of the 204th Engineer Battalion regarding recovery missions in the Town of Middleburgh, N.Y. Sep. 3. Soldiers and Airmen of the New York National Guard are providing disaster support to recovery efforts in Delaware, Greene and Essex Counties following the floods of Hurricane Irene.

Sep 08, 2011

New York Soldiers Honor Veterans

SARATOGA NATIONAL CEMETERY--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Robert Benson, a member of the New York Military Forces Honor Guard, stands with Marine Corporal Nicholas Hawkyard and members of the Saratoga National Cemetery Honor Guard during a memorial service here Friday, June 10, for unclaimed veterans remains. The New York National Guard Soldiers joined with representatives of the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force in interring the ashes of veterans which had gone unclaimed in funeral homes across the region.

Jun 13, 2011

New York National Guard On Duty on New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Spec. Ahmed Cuffee, from Harlem, keeps watch in Pennsylvania Station on New Year’s Eve 2010 as part of the stepped up security precautions in New York City. Cuffee is a member of Joint Task Force Empire Shield, the New York National Guard’s standing security augmentation force in New York City.

Dec 31, 2010

Guard Leaders Remember 21st President

MENANDS-- Brig. Gen. Renwick Payne ( left) the Director of Joint Staff and Command Sgt. Major Robert Van Pelt place a wreath at the grave of President Chester Arthur in Albany Rural Cemetery on Oct. 5; which would have been the president’s 181st birthday. The New York National Guardsmen were representing President Barack Obama and honoring a former president on his birthday. Military units around the nationa fulfill this duty on the birthdates of former presidents. School Children from Menands also attended the presentation.

Oct 05, 2010

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