Naval Militia gets new commander

LATHAM-- New York Rear Admiral Lawrence Weill speaks after taking command of the 2700-member New York Naval Militia during ceremonies at New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham New York on April 29 2022. Weill a retired Navy Reserve officer and Walworth New York leads the largest state naval force in the country.

May 02, 2022

Naval Militia marks Marine Corps Birthday

LATHAM-- Division of Military and Naval Affairs civilian employee Dave Reger, a retired New York Army National Guard Soldier and Marine from 1973 to 1975, cuts a cake alongside Marine Corps Reserve Lance Corporal and Naval Militia member William Newcomb, during a ceremony held to mark the 245th birthday of the Marine Corps on Nov. 10 at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham. Marine Corps Reserve members can serve simultaneously in the New York Naval Militia. Newcomb and other Naval Militia members are on duty at the headquarters assisting in sorting out the finances of the COVID-19 response.

Nov 18, 2021

Naval Militia Boat Maintenance

VERPLANCK--New York Naval Militia members conduct a 300-hour engine check of LC-350 a boat assigned to the Naval Militias Military Emergency Boat Service at the Viking Board Yard in Verplanck, New York on March 31 2021. LC-350 a landing craft style boat conducts security patrols in the Hudson River near the Indian Point nuclear power plants as part of Joint Task Force Empire Shield.

Apr 02, 2021

Naval Militia at Yankee Stadium vaccine site

THE BRONX--Naval Militia Rear Admiral Warren Smith, on left,the commander of the New York Naval Militia, speaks with Naval Militia members providing administrative and logistics support at the York State mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium, in the Bronx, on Thursday, March 25. Over 3,180 members of the New York Army and Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard are supporting the multi-agency response to COVID-19 at 24 vaccination sites and other locations across New York.

Mar 26, 2021

Naval Militia boat crews train

NEW HAMBURG-- Members of the New York Naval Militia's Military Emergency Boat Service prepare to head out on the Hudson River for a training mission on October 28, 2020. the Military Emergency Boat service provides patrol boats to assist other agencies in missions on New York's waterways.

Oct 29, 2020

Naval Bell Rededicated after 100-Years in Service

Senior Chief Boatswain's Mate Elizebeth Spain rings "four bells" during the re-dedication ceremony of the U.S.S. Flusser bell at the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham, N.Y., February 25, 2020. The day marked the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the bell's ship, the U.S. Navy destroyer DD-289, U.S.S. Flusser in 1920. The bell is an artifact belonging to the New York State Military History Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will be displayed at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs.

Feb 25, 2020

New Commander for Naval Militia

Rear Admiral Warren Smith(left) the commander of the New York Naval Militia salutes Major General Ray Shields the Adjutant General of New York as takes command of the 2700-member force during a change of command ceremony held at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham N.Y. on Friday Oct. 18 2019 while the outgoing commander Rear Admiral Timothy Zakriski looks on. Zakriski is retiring after 39-years of service in the Marine Corps Reserve the Navy Reserve and the New York Naval Militia.

Oct 18, 2019

Naval Militia trains with Civil Support Team

RENSSELEAR--Members of the New York National Guards 2nd Civil Support Team load an ATV used to carry chemical biological and radiological survey team members onto New York Naval Militia boat LC-350 during a joint training exercise conducted in Rensselear N.Y. on August 17 2018. The CST and Naval Militia were testing the ability of the new landing craft to carry a CST vehicle and land it along a waterway.

Aug 21, 2018

Naval Militia christens newest boat

ALBANY-- New York Naval Militia patrol boat LC-350 prepares to leave the dock at Jennings Landing park in Albany N.Y. on Tuesday August 7 2018 following a christening ceremony in which the new vessel was accepted into the Naval Militias patrol boat fleet. LC-350 is a 35-foot long landing craft style boat made by Munson a Washington State firm. The boat can carry 27 personnel three tons of supplies or a small truck.

Aug 08, 2018

Naval Militia aids local governments

RAMPAO, N.Y.-- Sailors of the New York Naval Militia remove storm damage on Mach 18, 2018. Naval Militia members were called up along with members of the New York Army and Air National Guard to help deal with storm damage following storms which hit the Hudson Valley on March 2 and March 7.

Mar 20, 2018

Naval Militia Member honored for Valor

CAMP SMITH-- New York Naval Militia Sergeant Christopher Vega receives the New York State Medal for Valor from Naval Militia Rear Admiral Ten Eyck "Trip" Powell during a ceremony held at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor on Wednesday, March 14. Vega was recognized for ignoring potential threats to his own life while saving the life of a truck driver injured in a Jan. 4 accident in Peekskill.

Mar 15, 2018

Naval Militia Cooks feed troops at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH-- Cooks belonging to the New York Naval Militia get ready to feed New York National Guard Soldiers who are assisting in collecting and packing goods destined for Puerto Rico at Camp Smith Training Site on Nov. 15 2017 at Camp Smith Training Site near Cortlandt Manor New York. The New York Naval Militia is comprised of members of the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve who also volunteer to serve in a State Active Duty Status. In this case Navy and Marine Corps cooks were feeding service members processing donations bound for Puerto Rico. (Division of Military and Naval Affairs Photo Courtesy of New York Naval Militia)

Nov 22, 2017

Naval Militia on Duty

GREECE-- New York Naval Militia Petty Officer Alaina Visconte a Rochester resident and Petty Officer Matthew MacDowell also of Rochester prepare to head out onto Lake Ontario on board New York Naval Mililitia Patrol Boat 280 in Greece N.Y. on July 2 2017. The boat was operating off areas affected by Lake Ontario flooding in order to slow down private boats in no wake zones. The mission is designed to prevent speeding along flooded lake front during the 4th of July holiday period.

Jul 03, 2017

NY Naval Militia responds to Lake Ontario flooding

SODUS POINT-- Reserve Sailors and Marines who are also members of the New York Naval Militia conduct sandbag operations at Sodus Point N.Y. on May 31 2017. Members of the New York National Guard and the New York Naval Militia which is also commanded by the Adjutant General of New York have produced more and 677000 sand bags to help contain the rising waters of Lake Ontario since directed to assist local officials on May 3 by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The New York Naval Militia is comprised of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Reserve members who also volunteer to perform state duty when called. A small number of retired Navy and Marine veterns serve as state volunteers.

Jun 01, 2017

Naval Militia Training at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH-- Members of the New York Naval Militia take a break during a logistics exercise conducted at Camp Smith Training Site on Saturday, June 18. The logistics exercise was conducted as part of a drill involving boat operations on the Hudson River,and first aid training for 80 members of the New York Naval Militia.

Jun 21, 2016

New York State Naval Militia Upgrades Systems

LEEDS, N.Y. -- Chief Petty Officer Bob Morisseau of the New York State Naval Militia (NYSNM) tests a newly-installed computerized automatic identification system aboard the NYSNM's upgraded mobile command post at the New York Army National Guard armory here on March 10. The system and computerized map displays real-time information on boat traffic in whatever New York state waterway the militia is operating in. Militia members, New York Guard members and New York Army National Guard communications experts also tested the command post's newly-installed radios here on March 10 and 16. The new features will improve the NYSNM's ability to communicate and coordinate with New York National Guard units. The NYSNM and the New York Guard are part of the New York State defense forces and can be mobilized for state-active duty, as was the case during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The NYSNM is the naval component of the New York State defense forces. Morisseau is from Albany, N.Y.

Mar 17, 2016

Naval Militia Boat Detachment Honored

Members of the Whitehall (N.Y.) Detachment of the New York Naval Militias Military Emergency Boat Service receive the Naval Militias Josephthal Trophy for outstanding service from Rear Admiral Ten Eyck Trip Powell (at podium) the commander of the New York Naval Militia during a ceremony at Whitehalls Skenesborough Museum on Friday Sept. 5 2015. The Josephthal Trophey named after a former Naval Militia commander recognizes outstanding New York Naval Militia units and individuals.

Sep 09, 2015

Naval Militia Members Train at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH- Two Naval Militia members conduct forklift training on Saturday, July 25, during the New York Naval Militia's "Rapid Gunwale" exercise at Camp Smith Training Site. The exercise provided an opportunity for Naval Militia members to exercise skills they would need in a state emergency.

Aug 11, 2015

Naval Militia Takes to Lake Ontario

ROCHESTER- Naval Militia Patrol Boat 280 manuevers into the dock following operations on the Genessee River and Lake Ontario on Saturday, May 30. Naval Militia sailors spent the day developing boat handling skills to prepare themselves to operate with the Military Emergency Boat Service. The Naval Militia mans nine patrol boats to support law enforcement and federal agencies operating on New York's waterways.

Jun 02, 2015

New Commander for Naval Militia

BRONX--Major General Patrick Murphy the Adjutant General of New York transfers the colors of the New York Naval Militia to Naval Militia Rear Admiral Ten Eyck "Trip" Powell III during Naval Militia Change of Command ceremonies at the State University of New York Maritime College in the Bronx on Saturday Dec. 6 2014. Powell took command of the 2500-member organization from Major General Robert Wolf.

Dec 09, 2014

Naval Militia Trains on Hudson River

PEEKSKILL-- New York Naval Militia Petty Officer 3rd Class Jamsel Reyes mans a boat during training on the Hudson River here on Oct. 17. York Naval Militia patrol boat crews assigned to the Military Emergency Boat Service operated in the Hudson River near the Indian Point nuclear power plant on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18 to train crews, work on communications techniques, and test mobilization procedures. Twenty five sailors took part in the training.

Oct 20, 2014

Naval Militia Leader Promoted

LATHAM-- New York Naval Militia Deputy Commander for Operations Rear Admiral Ten Eyck "Trip" Powell is promoted by his wife Dr. Julie Dessloch and daughter on Friday, August 29 during a ceremony at Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters. The Navy veteran has served in the New York Naval Militia since 1986.

Sep 02, 2014

Keeping the Boats Running

NEW YORK--New York Naval Militia Petty Officer 3 Dan Diniso inspects the port engine on New York Naval Militia patrol boat PB 440 during operations on June 20. The boat conducts operations in New York harbor in support of the Coast Guard.

Jun 25, 2014

Naval Militia Training in the Hudson

New York Naval Milita Petty Officer Ernesto Ahiable backs Patrol Boat 280 down to the Hudson River while Petty Officer Garrett Aldershoff provides direction during Naval Militia boat training on Dec. 13.

Dec 20, 2013

Naval Militia Team Recognized

LATHAM -- New York Naval Militia Capt. Ten Eyck "Trip" Powell presents the 2013 Josephthal Trophy for the Naval Militia Unit of the Year to the New York Naval Militia's Personnel Action Team. The unit was recognized for the work they did mobilizing Naval Militia personnel during Hurricane Sandy and ensuring that Naval Militia personnel were accounted for. Accepting the award is Commander Dave Hawley of Troy, NY. Also pictured are QM1 Jeff Nuzzaco (Schenectady),MT1 Bob Morisseau (Albany), CPO Art Dott (Albany), and CWO3 Larry Cassidy (Yorktown Heights). The award is named for Naval Militia Rear Admiral Louis M. Josephthal who set up an endowment to recognize Naval Militia members.

Aug 21, 2013

Naval Militia and Army Guard Team on Duty

INDIAN POINT-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Ivan Martinez, joins New York Navasl Milita members Petty Officer Steve Gauci and Petty Officer Jeff Alexander (on top of the cabin) on board Naval Militia Patrol Boat 400 off Indian Point Energy Center on March 22. The team was conducting a routing security patrol in the Hudson River off the nuclear power plant.

Mar 26, 2013

Joint Effort to Deliver Holiday Meals

NEW YORK - New York Naval Militia Sgt. Jonathan Morales, a U.S. Marine Corps Reservist on state active duty for the New York National Guard recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy, helps with the distribution of Thanksgiving meals Nov. 21 as part of the National Guard delivery of more than 4,000 meals to affected families and communities of the storm. Morales is part of a joint response force that includes members of the New York Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Naval Militia and New York Guard. Photo by Warrant Officer Ubon Mendie, New York Guard.

Nov 23, 2012

Naval Militia Responds to Sandy

LATHAM-- CDR. David Hawley, CW03 Larry Cassidy and MT1 Robert Morisseau of the New York State Naval Militia respond to requests for assistance in response to Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Oct 30, 2012

Naval Militia and New York Guard Train on Hudson

LANSINGBURGH- New York Naval Militia Patrol Boat 230 heads up the Hudson River towards Campbell Island with a New York Guard Search and Rescue Team on board during an exercise here on Friday, Sept. 14. The exercise simulated the Naval Militia and New York Guard working together to locate and rescue people stranded in a flood as part of a domestic operations exercise conducted by the 42nd Infantry Division and the 109th Airlift Wing.

Sep 14, 2012

Naval Militia and New York Guard Train Together

VERPLANCK-- Members of the New York Guard’s Search and Rescue Team board New York Naval Militia Patrol Boat 301 at the Viking Boat Yard here on Wednesday August 1. The New York Naval Militia patrol boatd transported the team up the Hudson River to West Point in a joint operation conducted as part of Operation Trojan Horse, an interagency maritime security exercise conducted in New York City and on the Hudson River. The exercise gave the two state defense forces experience in working with each other.

Aug 02, 2012

Naval Miltia on Duty on Lake Champlain

ROUSES POINT-- New York Naval Militia Patrol Boat 230 conducts operations in support of the United States Border Patrol on Lake Champlain on Friday, June 20. The Naval Militia will be assisting the Border Patrol in ensuring that boaters entering the United States from Canada check at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Naval Militia will be on duty during weekends from now until August 19.

Jul 20, 2012

New York Naval Militia at Fleet Week

NEW YORK CITY-- New York Naval Militia Patrol Boat BP440 appears to lead the Parade of Tall Ships during Fleet Week ceremonies in New York City on May 23, 2012. The New York Naval Militia boat assisted the United States Coast Guard in escorting naval vessels visiting New York City.

Jun 21, 2012

Air Guard Teams Up With Naval Militia

OSWEGO-- Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 274th Air Operations Support Group on board New York Naval Militia Patrol Boat 280 during a joint Air Guard/Coast Guard/Naval Militia maritime exercise on Monday, June 18. The Air Guard ground controllers exercised with the Naval Militia and the Coast Guard and provided them with imagery of a target vessel from an MQ-9 flying above eastern Lake Ontario.

Jun 19, 2012

New York Naval Militia In Lake Ontario Exercise

ROCHESTER--New York Naval Militia members prepare for missions during a maritime counter terrorist drill conducted on Lake Ontario on May 10. The drill brought together local, state, federal and Canadian agencies to practice locating a terrorist vessel on Lake Ontario. Naval Militia members EO1 Scott Pease,from Macedon; EO1 Matt MacDowell, from Rochester; BU (Builder)1 Adrian Buhaj from Ilion; and EO1 Rick Stacy, from Bergen crewed two boats for the mission.Capt. Mike Tucker served as a liasion officer

May 11, 2012

Naval Militia Training on Hudson River

VERPLANCK--New York Naval Militia Member Steelworker First Class Jeff Alexander, from Berne, NY, coils a rope on board Naval Militia Patrol Board PB 400, whileconducting qualifications on the Hudson River at Verplanck on April 17, 2012.

Apr 27, 2012

Naval Militia Members Recognized

SCOTIA-- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey thanks members of the New York Naval Militia, who also serve with the United States Navy Reserve for their service during the state response to Tropical Storm Irene during a ceremony at the Scotia Armed Forces Reserve Center on Sunday, Dec. 4. Swezey, who commanded Joint Task Force Irene during the storm response, presented New York State Humanitarian Service Medals to 40 Naval Reserve members during the Sunday morning event.

Dec 04, 2011

Naval Militia Trains on Hudson River

ALBANY, NY- New York Naval Militia Patrol Board PB221, with Petty Officer 1st Class Steve Gauci, a Whitehall resident, and Petty Officer Garrett Aldershoff, of Scotia, at the helm passes the U.S.S. Slater, a World War II destroyer/ museum ship docked in downtown Albany, during boat handling training on Nov. 9.

Nov 10, 2011

Naval Militia Members in Action During Irene Response

SCHENECTADY-- New York Naval Militia members assist in erecting a sandbag wall around the Schenectady sewage treatment plant to prevent flooding from the Mohawk River Monday, August 28, 2011. Hurricane Irene swept through New York Sunday leaving many areas devestated by flood. More than 100 members of Naval Militia, who are also members of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Reserves, responded to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s call to report for State Active Duty

Sep 02, 2011

New York Naval Militia Responds to Governor’s Call

STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Members of the New York Naval Militia fall in for formation at Stratton Air National Guard Base during the response to Hurricane Irene. More than 100 members ofthe New York Naval Militia served on State Active Duty during the emergency.

Sep 02, 2011

Naval Militia Boat Training in Rochester

ROCHESTER-- Members of the New York Naval Militia tie up Naval Militia Patrol Boat 281 during boat handling training on the Genesee River on Tuesday August 2. The Naval Militia’s Military Emergency Boat Service operates nine boats on bodies of water across the state to assist local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Aug 03, 2011

New York Naval Militia Celebrates 120th Birthday

Officers of the New York Naval Militia’s 1st Battalion Naval Reserve Artillery pose for a photograph in 1891, the year the first unit of 15 officers and 190 enlisted Sailors was accepted for duty as part of New York’s Military Forces. The Legislature officially recognized the force on June 23, 1891. Today the Naval Militia comprises more then 2,500 members of the United States Navy Reserve, United States Marine Corps Reserve, United States Coast Guard Reserve who agree to perform state active duty when called and a small core of retired military volunteers. The unique force provides New York with skills learned through their military training and also man a fleet of nine patrol boats that can be employed in support of law enforcement.

Jun 23, 2011

New York Naval Militia on the Canal

BALDWINSVILLE, NY-- New York Naval Militia Chief Petty Officer Michael Porter and Petty Officer Matt MacDowell prepare the side of the Naval Militia’s PB 281 as it enters Lock 24 of the Erie Canal in Baldwinsville, NY during a training mission on June 11. The New York Naval Militia’s Military Emergency Boat Service maintains a fleet of nine vessels to assist local law enforcement and the Coast Guard as required.

Jun 14, 2011

Naval Militiaman Joins in Seabee Mission

ROCHESTER--New York Naval Militia Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Stacy (in yellow hardhat) works on a project with a member of the Navy Reserve’s Mobile Construction Battalion 21 at the Rochester Veterans Outreach Center. This was a joint project with the Seabee Veterans of America, the New York Naval Militia and Construction Battalion 21

Jan 12, 2011

Waterfront Civil Support Exercise

NEW YORK CITY-- A member of the New York National Guard’s 24th Civil Support Team boards the State University of New York Maritime Academy’s training vessel Empire State from New York Naval Militia Patrol Boat PB 400 during a training exercise on Tuesday, Sept. 28. The members of the Civil Support Team, or CST, are trained to identify the presence of chemical, radiological, or biological weapons or materials. The exercise tested the ability of the CST to work with the Naval Militia and accomplish a mission on the New York City Waterfront.

Sep 30, 2010

Naval Militia on Duty on Lake Champlain

CROWN POINT--Chief Petty Officer Wayne Hurlburt mans the helm of a patrol boat on the waters between Crown Point, NY and Chimney Point, Vt on Lake Champlain Sept. 4. as a ferry transports its passengers to the Vermont border. New York Naval Militia Patrol boats provided assistance to the United States Coast Guard and local law enforcement on four weekends in August and September in slowing down boats passing through the location where a new bridge linking Vermont and New York is being built.

Sep 10, 2010

Naval Militia on Duty on Lake Champlain

CROWN POINT-- A New York Naval Milita patrol boat monitors boat traffic moving through the construction site where a new bridge linking New York and Vermont is being constructed on Saturday, Aug. 21. The New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs provided the boat at the request of the United States Coast Guard which is enforcing a special navigation zone during the construction of the new bridge

Aug 23, 2010

Naval Militia Exercises on Hudson River

COEYMANS--New York Naval Militia Machinest Second Class Robert Hill mans Patrol Boat 230 during a joint operation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in the Hudson River here on Wednesday, August 4. The Naval Militia patrol boat acted as a target for a DEC team on another boat simulating a check for radioactive emissions from a vessel in the river. The operation was part of Exercise Trojan Horse, a maritime security drill run by the State University of New York Maritime College in New York City

Aug 05, 2010

New York Naval Militia Underway in Hudson River

TROY-- New York Naval Militia patrol boat PB 230 conducts training in the Hudson River the week on July 30. The New York Naval Militia trains regularly in New York waterways to familiarize boat crews.

Aug 02, 2010

Keeping the Fleet Going

Verplanck-- New York Naval Militia Senior Chief Petty Officer Frank Rogers replaces the starboard propeller on Patrol Boat 400 while servicing the craft at the Viking Boat Yard here. The New York Naval Militia maintains a fleet of patrol boats which can be crewed when necessary to provide security support to the Coast Guard and local police agencies on New York's waterways.

Apr 16, 2010

Naval Militia Coxswain Recognized

BUFFALO-- New York Naval Militia Petty Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Dawn Burgess (left) is awarded the New York State Military Commendaiton medal during a ceremony here at the Navy Operational Support Center by Chief Warrant Officer Philip Slominski. Burgess was honored for her performance as Coxswain onboard Patrol Boat 281 on May 28-31, 2009 as the Naval Militia was supporting the 2009 ESL Air and Water Show in Rochester. Her boat, along with craft from other agencies were tasked with establishing a restricted zone off Ontario Beach so the air show could be conducted safely. On May 31 high seas forced other boats to quit the restricted zone but Burgess was able to maintain station, allowing the air show to continue. Her actions in this case were lauded by the local Coast Guard Station.

Apr 13, 2010

Naval Militia Training

STATEN ISLAND--New York Naval Militia Petty Officer Kurt Schneider tracks the distance between the pier and Patrol Boat 440 during a training exercise at Stapleton Navy Pier here on March 23. Petty Officer Ken Stefandel was manuevering the high-tech watercraft during coxswain qualification training. Petty Officer Kurt Schneider, NYNM (right) assists with reporting the distance to the pier.

Mar 24, 2010

Naval Militia Members Salute USS New York

NEW YORK CITY--Members of the New York Naval Militia march past the USS New York, the latest addition to the United States Navy, during a ceremony welcoming the amphibious assault ship to New York on Monday, Nov. 2. The ship was constructed with steel from the World Trade Center in its bow to memorialize the New Yorkers killed on Sept. 11, 2001. Members of the Naval Militia and the New York Army and Air National Guard were among those participating in the ceremonies. Brig. Gen. Paul Genereux, commander of the New York Army National Guard and former commander of the 42nd Infantry Division, presented the ship with a "Never Forget" flag flown by the 42nd Infantry Division in Iraq in 2005. The flag, commissioned by the division, commemorates the attack and the deaths that day, Never Forget is the division's motto.

Nov 03, 2009

Aquatic Robot Trains with New York Naval Militia

BUCHANAN--An unmanned, radio-controled boat known as a MUSCL, short for Modular Unmanned Surface Craft, Littoral, manuevers in the Hudson River off the Indian Point nuclear plant near New York Naval Militia Patrol Boat 400, on Tuesday, August 4. The MUSCL, a naval version of the anti-IED robots used by EOD technicians in Iraq and Afghanistan, employs television and forward looking infrared radar to examine ships and docks for attached explosives. Civilian experts from the U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center teamed up with the New York Naval Militia to test the craft in the Hudson River during exercise Trojan Horse, a maritime security exercise run annually by the State University of New York Maritime College.

Aug 04, 2009

Naval Militia on Watch on Lake Champlain

ROUSES POINT--New York Naval Militia Petty Officer Garrett Aldershoff, a Scotia resident, scans the waters of Lake Champlain on July 25, during an operation supporting the United States Border Patrol. During July the New York Naval Militia assisted Border Patrol members in stopping and inspecting pleasure craft entering the United States from Canada at the very top of Lake Champlain. This is the second year the Naval Milita has assisted in this mission.

Jul 31, 2009

African Visitor for the Naval Militia

NEW YORK CITY-- Rufus Lekala, Harbormaster for the Port of Durban, South Africa, listens to Captain Robert Pouch of the New York Naval Militia explain the capabilities of PB 400 during a visit to New York City on June 5. Lekala was in New York last week as part of a South African delegation participating in a State Partnership Program port security event. As part of that event the South African team met with various interagency partners responsible for the security of New York Harbor. PB400 is one of the New York Naval Militia boats which is on call to conduct harbor security missions and assist the United States Coast Guard when required. In civilian life, Pouch is also a commissioner on the Board of Commissioners of Pilots of New York State.

Jun 10, 2009

Keeping New York Harbor Safe

OFF THE COAST OF LONG ISLAND - The New York Naval Militia's patrol boat PB 440 carried a squad of U.S. Coast Guard boarding team members to an inbound Saudi Arabian ship on Feb. 25 at Ambrose anchorage to be inspected before the ship can enter loading docks in Brooklyn. Recently, the PB 440 and crew were utilized for recovery efforts of U.S. Air flight 1549 that was forced to land in the Hudson River. The New York Naval Militia regularly works with the U.S. Coast Guard in New York Harbor.

Feb 26, 2009

NY Naval Militia Readies to Secure NYC Waters

NEW YORK - Naval Militia Petty Officer Thomas McMahon operates the states' Military Emergency Boat Service Patrol Boat 440 along the waterways of New York City Aug. 6 alongside CDR Don McKnight during the State University of New York's Maritime College Operation Trojan Horse security training exercise. Operation Trojan Horse involved multiple city and state homeland security and law enforcement agencies in a maritime response exercise.

Aug 08, 2008

Naval Militia: Full Steam Ahead

FORT MONTGOMERY, N.Y. - Ten Military Emergency Boat Service (MEBS) patrol boats from New York’s Naval Militia form a tactical formation training column on the Hudson River just south of the Bear Mountain Bridge, Orange County, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2008. The Naval Militia recently received its tenth boat to assist in maritime security for New York State in conjunction with other civil maritime authorities and was on the Hudson River for the day to perform multi-boat practice operations such as open-water radio communications and naval intercept/intrusion drills to prevent civilian boat traffic from entering restricted areas. So far this year, MEBS has participated in various state-wide naval operations to include the U.S. Navy “Fleet Week” in New York City, 4th of July on the East River and has recently assisted the U.S Border Patrol on Lake Champlain.

Aug 04, 2008

Naval Militia Assists at Lake Champlain

ROUSES POINT, N.Y. - Petty Officer 1st Class Donald Heart of the New York Naval Militia directs boaters coming from Canada into the U.S. to an inspection dock at Lake Champlain. The New York Naval Militia will be assisting U.S. Border Patrol Agents throughout the summer as part of "Mission Lake Champlain".

Jul 28, 2008

Naval Militia Trains on the Hudson River

The crew of New York Naval Militia Patrol Boat 440 prepare to dock at Schodack Island State Park during a training mission on the Hudson River on June 2, 2008. The crew of the boat, the most modern in the Naval Militia inventory, took the boat from New York harbor, where it normally operates in conjunction with the United States Coast Guard, to the Port of Albany and back to familiarize themselves with the river. The Naval Militia, an element of the New York State Military Forces which conducts maritime operations, has 12 boats that can provide support to civil authorities and conduct security missions on New York waterways. Members of the Naval Militia belong to the Navy, Marine and Coast Guard reserves and agree to do state duty as well. PB 440 is routinely used to ferry United States Coast Guard boarding crews to cargo vessels waiting to enter New York harbor. Coming upriver gives the crew a chance to practice their skilsl and familiarize themselves with a different operating area if they needto conduct missions there, explained Commander Don McKnight, the Office-in-Charge of the Naval Militia's Military Emergency Boat Service.

Jun 10, 2008

Naval Militia Change of Command Held

Major General Joseph Taluto, the Adjutant General, hands the colors of the New York Naval Militia to Naval Militia Commander Major General Robert Wolf, while Naval Militia Command Master Chief Robert Clark looks on, during Change of Command Ceremonies held Feb. 15 at the State University of New York Maritime College in New York City. New York State Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Michael Balboni (rear) was also present. The New York Naval Militia is one of four components of New York?s Military Forces along with the New York Army and Air National Guard and the all-volunteer New York Guard, New York's State Defence Force.

Feb 21, 2008

New York Naval Militia Commander Promoted

New York Naval Militia Major General Robert Wolf, is congratulated by by Major General Joseph Taluto (left) the Adjutant General, following his promotion in the New York Naval Militia on Monday, Jan. 28. Major General Wolf, a retired Marine officer, is the commander of the Naval Militia, a force comprised of Navy and Marine Corps Reservists who volunteer to perform state duties. The New York Naval Militia is one of seven state naval defense forces and is the oldest in the United States .

Jan 28, 2008

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