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Download full resolution image National Guardsman meets local Afghan children

Guard Soldiers Find New Friends in Afghanistan

New York Army National Guard Spc. Thomas Kovacs meets with local Afghan children during a mission in January, 2008 with the Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix Embedded Training Team. Kovacs deployed with 16 other National Guard Soldiers from the 27th Brigade Combat Team to mentor, train and support Afghan national army soldiers.

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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.

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