NIAGARA FALLS-- New York Air National Guard Master Sgt. Robert Farina embraces his children on August 16 after being apart for more than six months while providing security at Sather Air Base in Iraq.
Farina a member of the 107th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron was among the first wave of deployed SFS members to return home Sunday. Earlier in the year Farina and other SFS members were called upon to ensure the security of Sather Air Base, Baghdad, Iraq. "I'm, proud to serve my country but it's great to back home with my family," Farina said.
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Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 10 Dec 2019 NY National Guard responds to snowstorm LATHAM, N.Y. Hundreds of members of the New York National Guard mobilized to help clear snow following a two-day storm that dumped 2 feet of snow in some areas.
WNYT -- Mon, 09 Dec 2019 Trees for Troops brightens holiday for those stationed overseas (Video) A Saratoga County tree farm is hoping to make the holidays a little brighter for people serving in the military. Dozens of volunteers at Ellms Family Farm loaded 125 trees onto FedEx trucks,... (more)
National Guard.mil -- Fri, 06 Dec 2019 NY Honor Guard makes old Soldiers final request come true CALVERTON, N.Y. A former Army paratrooper's final requestto be buried with military honors alongside other veterans was carried out by a New York Army National Guard honor guard on Monday,... (more)