Command Chief Dooley retires

LATHAM-Major General Dawn Deskins, the deputy director of the Air National Guard (left) presents a retirement certificate to New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley during retirement ceremonies for Dooley held at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, New York on Sept. 18, 2020. Deskins and Dooley served together at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome, N.Y. and both played key roles in the Air Force response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Sep 21, 2020

President Martin Van Buren Honored

Air Force Maj. Gen. Timothy LaBarge, commander of the New York Air National Guard and assistant adjutant general of New York, and New York State Command Chief Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley salute after presenting a wreath from President Donald Trump at the grave of President Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook, N.Y. on his 237th birthday, Dec. 5, 2019.The sitting president sends a wreath to the presented each year on their birthday at their graves of every previous president.

Dec 06, 2019

New Air Guard Major Generals Honored

LATHAM--Newly promote New York Air National Guard Major Generals Thomas J. Owens II and Timothy J. LaBarge stand at attention as a two-star generals flag is unrolled during their promotion ceremony at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs Latham New York on June 1 2019. Owens is the Air National Guard Assistant to the Commander Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base Louisiana while LaBarge is the New York Assistant Adjutant General and New York Air National Guard Commander.

Jun 03, 2019

New General for NY Air National Guard

Brig. Gen. Robert Kilgore chief of staff of the New York Air National Guard Latham N.Y. looks on as his one star rank is pinned on by his wife Col. Michelle Kilgore commander of the 109th Airlift Wing , based at Stratton Air National Guard Base Schenectady N.Y. and his brother retired Army Maj. Tom Kilgore during a promotion ceremony at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station N.Y. March 10 2019. Kilgore was promoted to the rank of brigadier general after commanding the 107th Attack Wing NYANG here from January of 2015 to November of 2018.

Mar 11, 2019

New Command Chief for Air Guard

LATHAM--New York Adjutant General MG Anthony German (left) passes the New York Air National Guard Guidon to incoming Air National Guard Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sergeant Maureen Dooley during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters on February 26, 2018. Passing of a pennant symbolizes a Change of Responsibility and a leader's acceptance of that responsibility. On the right is Command Chief Master Sergeant Amy R. Giaquinto, the outgoing Air National Guard Senior Enlisted Advisor. Chief Master Sergeant Giaquinto is now Command Chief Master Sergeant of the New York National Guard.

Feb 26, 2018

NY National Guard honors President Arthur

MENANDS, NY-- Brig Gen. Thomas J. Owens, assistant adjutant general for the New York Air National Guard, and New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto (left) present arms after placing a wreath at the tomb of President Chester Arthur, the 21st President of the United States who is buried in Albany Rural Cemetery on Oct. 5, 2016. The New York National Guard represents the White House in this event annually on the late presidents birthday.

Oct 05, 2016

New NY Air Guard Command Chief Takes Over

LATHAM-- New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto accepts the colors of the New York Air National Guard from Major General Anthony German, commander of the New York Air National Guard and Adjutant General of New York, during Change of Authority ceremonies at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters on Monday, July 25. Command Chief Master Sgt. Richard King, the former state Command Chief, looks on. King has been named to the position of Command Chief at 1st Air Force.

Jul 26, 2016

New York Air National Guard Exhibit Opens

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The New York State Military Museums newest exhibit Ever Upward, telling the story of the New York Air National Guard, opened to the public on Nov 20. The exhibit includes several photographs and artifacts to highlight the story of the 5,600 member New York Air National Guard.

Dec 03, 2015

New Commander for NY Air Guard

LATHAM-- Major General Patrick Murphy the Adjutant General of New York (left) presents the flag of the New York Air National Guard to Major General Anthony German as he assumes command of the 5900-member New York Air National Guard on June 22, 2015 at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham N.Y.

Jun 23, 2015

Air Guard Commander Retires after 41 years

LATHAM-- New York Air National Guard Commander, Major General Verle Johnston (right), receives a New York State Flag from Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, during a retirement ceremony for Johnston on Friday, June 12. Johnston, whose service in the Air Force began in 1974 after he graduated from the Air Force Academy, will be replaced as Air Guard commander by Brig. Gen. Anthony German.

Jun 16, 2015

Protocol Training for Air Guard Members

LATHAM- New York Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Harold Erickson offers a toast to Maggie Bonner, United States Air Force Protocol and Special Events Coordinator, based in San Antonio, TX, who conducted a week-long training event on protocol for members of the New York Air National Guard and other Air Guard members at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters April 13-17.

Apr 21, 2015

New York Air Guard NCO Recognized

WASHINGTON--Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates New York Air National Guard Master Sergeant Kimberly Carmody, after recognizing her efforts in coordinating the Air National Guard Chiefs Executive Course, at National Defense University's Lincoln Hall, on Fort Lesley J. McNair, in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2015.Battaglia was a guest speaker for the one-week course run by the Air National Guard Readiness Center. Carmoody, a 19-year Air Force and Air National Guard veteran, is a member of the New York Air National Guard's Headquarters Staff.

Feb 19, 2015

President Honored During Sunday Ceremony

MENANDS-- New York Air National Guard Brig. Gen. Anthony German, chief of staff of the New York Air National Guard, New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major Louis Wilson, New York National Guard Command Sgt. Major, and Albany Rural Cemetery Board Member Anthony Esposito, renders honors to President Chester Arthur, the 21st President of the United States, at a ceremony held on his birthday, Sunday, Oct. 5. German and Wilson presented a wreath from President Barack Obama to mark the event.

Oct 06, 2014

NY Air Guard General Honored

SARATOGA NATIONAL CEMETERY--F-16s from the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing execute the Missing Man formation during a flyover in honor of New York Air National Guard Major General (retired) Robert Knauff who was interred here on Tuesday May 20. Knauff was a former commander of the New York Air National Guard and the 174th Fighter Wing.

May 22, 2014

Air Guard General Marks Air Force Birthday on TV

NEW YORK-- New York Air National Guard Brigadier General Anthony German, second from right, joins fellow Air Force officers outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the headquarters of NBC before attending a taping of the Jimmy Fallon Show on Sept. 18. The Air Force officers attended the show as a part of a series of events recognizing the Air Force's 66th birthday accompanying German were, from left: Lt. Col. Elizabeth Ortiz, director of the Air Force National Media Engagement Office; Col Robert Spalding, Air Force Council on Foreign Relations Fellow; and Major Dave Wilson, deputy director of the Air Force National Media Office

Sep 24, 2013

New York Air Guard Members Run Air Force Race

WRIGHT-PATERSON AIR FORCE BASE,Dayton, Ohio--Some of the New York Air National Guard members who took part in the Air Force Marathon and Air Force Half-Marathon races held at the Air Force Museum here on Sept. 17. Pictured are: SMSgt Jerard Roper (109 AMXS); SMSgt Donna Roper (JFHQ); MSgt Linda Mies (174 FSS),MSgt Christopher Moore (109 CF); and SrA Brian Alexander (109 CF). Not pictured but participating were: MAJ Aaron Lancaster (139 AS);TSgt Geoff Cerrone (139 AS; Sgt Sanning Pingitore (JFHQ); and Capt Michelle Buonome (JFHQ).

Sep 26, 2011

Adjutant General Meets Air Guard Chaplains

LATHAM-- Major General Patrick Murphy (left) the Adjutant General, speaks with New York Air National Guard chaplains during a training session conducted at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters here on Thursday, July 7. Murphy discussed the role of the chaplains in the New York National Guard and the missions of the New York Military Forces.

Jul 07, 2011

Long Time Air Guard Enlisted Leader Retires

STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh--Retiring New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Hardy Pierce (right) displays the retirement gift just presented to him by New York Air National Guard Commander Major General James W. Kwiatkowski, during a retirement ceremony on Sunday, March 6. He was presented with a National Guard Historic Painting "Runway Alert" commemorating the 138th Fighter Squadron of the New York Air National Guard shortly after World War II. Pierce joined the Air Force in 1970 and served as top enlisted Airman in the 6,000 member New York Air National Guard. His replacement is Command Chief Master Sgt. Richard King.

Mar 07, 2011

Top Enlisted Airman Recognized at History Event

ALBANY--New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Hardy Pierce displays his certificate after being recognized for his military accomplishments during a Black History Month event held at the Empire State Plaza on Thursday. Feb. 23. With Pierce are Joseph Rabito (right)the First Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services and Alphonso B. David (left) Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights. The Thursday event, organized by the Office of General Services and the New York State Museum also recognized Col. Stephanie Dawson, commander of the 369th Sustainment Brigade, Retired Brigadier General Rosetta Burke, the New York National Guard Yellow Ribbon Program, and the family of Sgt. Deon Taylor, a New York Army National Guard Soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2008. Pierce retires from his position as the top enlisted Airman in the New York Air National Guard in March and will be replaced by Command Chief Master Sgt. Richard King.

Feb 24, 2011

New York National Guard on New Year’s Eve Duty

NEW YORK--New York Air National Guard Senior Airman Holly Niro, a member of Joint Task Force Empire Shield, watches for suspicious activity at Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, on New Year’s Eve. Members of the New York National Guard’s security task force in New York City will be on duty throughout New Year’s celebrations to assist law enforcement and other security agencies protect New York State citizens and interests.

Dec 31, 2010

Joint Task Force on Holiday Duty

New York City-- New York Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael Lalonde, a member of Joint Task Force Empire Shield, keeps an eye out for anything out of the ordinary at Pennsylvania Station here on Dec.22. Members of the New York National Guard’s security task force in New York City will be on duty over the Christmas weekend to assist law enforcement and other security agencies.

Dec 23, 2010

Eighth President Honored

KINDERHOOK, N.Y. -- Brigadier General Anthony German, Chief of Staff of the New York Air National Guard (left) and Chaplain (Capt.) Glen Lightfoot, Chaplain Recruitment Officer for New York , salute President Martin Van Buren’s grave during annual observances at the gravesite of the eighth president on Friday Dec. 3rd. German represented President Barak Obama during the annual event. Wreaths are tradionally laid at the gravesites of past presidents on their birthdays. Van Buren, the first president who was initially a British subject,was born on Dec. 5, 1782.

Dec 03, 2010

New York Air Guardsmen Run in Marathon

WRIGHT PATERSON AFB, Ohio--Eight New York Air National Guard members who participated in the 14the annual Air Force Marathon at Wright Paterson Air Force Base, Ohio on Saturday. Sept. 18, pose for a photo after the race. Pictured are, from left first row: Master Sgt. Kristy Stearns, Esperance; Master Sgt. Shannon Pingitore, Fort Edward; Master Sgt. Linda Peters, West Monroe, and Senior Master Sgt. Ann Miller, Greenwich. In the back row are, from left: Senior Master Sgt. Donna Roper, Mechanicville; Lt. Col Tammy Street, Clifton Park; Master Sgt. Kimberly Bowman; Universal City, Texas; and Senior Master Sgt. Terry Potter, Fort Edward. All but Peters and Bowman are assigned to Headquarters New York Air National Guard in Latham. Peters is assigned to the 174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse and Bowman is assigned on active duty in Texas. Not pictured is Lt. Col. Emily Derosier a member of the 106th Rescue Wing from Westhampton Beach, Long Island. 12,000 runners took part in the race. Participants were allowed to compete in a half marathon or a full marathon.

Sep 27, 2010

New York Airman Takes Charge in Baghdad

SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq -- Col. Fred Cheney (left) the 447th Air Expeditionary Group commander, passes the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's guide on to New York Air National Guardsman Lt. Col. Carey Merritt, the 447 ECES commander, during a change of command ceremony held on May 10. Merritt is deployed from the 174th Mission Support Group, New York Air National Guard, where he commands the 174th's Civil Engineering Squadron. Sather Air Base, located alongside Baghdad International Airport is named after Staff Sgt. SCott Sather, the first Airman to die during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

May 19, 2008

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