NEW YORK -- Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Manhattan in leading the citywide parade up Fifth Avenue past Saint Patrick's Cathedral. The battalion celebration included the homecoming Freedom Salute for more than 300 recently returned veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan where the Soldiers served as Afghan army and police mentors or security forces for the embedded training teams. The unit, famous throughout the Army as the "Fighting 69th" from its combat actions in the Civil War, has led the New York City Saint Patrick's Day parade for the past 158 years. Photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg.
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Times Union -- Mon, 04 Dec 2023 Duty Calls: Two historic Army National Guard units get new commanders Lt. Col. Shawn Tabankin of Rexford Park turned over the command of the famed Fighting 69th infantry regiment to Lt. Col. Adam Bojarski of Camillus, Onondaga County, during a ceremony at the... (more)
NationalGuard.mil -- Mon, 04 Dec 2023 New York Guardsmen Conclude Southern Vanguard 24 in Brazil MACAPA, Brazil - Forty-four New York National Guard Soldiers, working alongside active-duty Army and Brazilian Army Soldiers, conducted three weeks of training in Northern Brazil Nov. 1-16.
Batavia Daily News -- Fri, 01 Dec 2023 Genesee County man named top noncommissioned officer in National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade BASOM A National Guardsman from Basom has been named top noncommissioned officer in the 3,600-member 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, following a Nov. 3 to 5 military skills competition. ... (more)