Soldiers of the 427th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB) display the U.S. flag during the patriotic day pregame events at the Syracuse Carrier Dome on Saturday, September 15, 2007. The Central NY Citizen Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are preparing for a deployment to Afghanistan in 2008 as part of Task Force Pheonix, the senior headquarters for training Afghan army and national police forces. Col. Gary Yaple, Deputy Commander of the Syracuse-based 27th Brigade Combat Team presided over the coin toss as Syracuse University Athletics saluted the American armed forces during the Syracuse University football game against Illinois on Saturday, September 15 at the Carrier Dome. Patriotic Day at the Dome. The "Fighting Illini" beat the Syracuse Orange, 41-20.
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Washington Post -- Tue, 12 Dec 2017 Clarence Beavers, pioneering black paratrooper and smoke jumper, dies at 96 Clarence Beavers, the last surviving member of Americas first black parachute unit, a World War II test platoon that went on to battle fires caused by Japanese bombs and paved the way for... (more)
Daily Gazette -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Ballston Spa woman named to top Air National Guard position Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto, of Ballston Spa, is the first woman and the first Air National Guard member to serve as the top enlisted adviser to the Adjutant General of New York.... (more)
DemRochester Democrat and Chronicle -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Army Guard member Joseph Nelk of Pittsford dies in Ukraine A 21-year-old New York Army National Guard member who deployed to Ukraine as part of the 7th Army Training Command's Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine died on Sunday.