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.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
NBC News -- Fri, 08 Dec 2023 Man federally charged after firing shots outside New York synagogue, officials say (Video) A man arrested in connection with shots that were fired outside a synagogue in Albany, New York, on Thursday has been federally charged, officials said. Mufid Fawaz Alkhader was arrested... (more)
Mid-Hudson News -- Thu, 07 Dec 2023 New York Air Guards 105th Airlift Wing marks 75 years of service STEWART AIRPORT The Hudson Valleys 105th Airlift Wing will mark 75 years of New York Air National Guard operations on this Friday, Dec. 8. The 105th Airlift Wing, which currently flies... (more)
WSYR -- Wed, 06 Dec 2023 Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Fire Department named best Air Guard fire department SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) The Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Fire Department, based at Hancock Airport in Syracuse, was named Fire Department of the Year by the Air National Guard Fire... (more)