FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A rainbow across the sky at Fort Drum’s live-fire range August 22 spans the training site of Soldiers from the 1-258th Field Artillery annual training. In the foreground are vehicles from the 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB) communications team. The brigade Soldiers were on site to train leaders, staff and operators on the Joint Network Node (JNN) system of digital communications. The JNN package is very mobile and designed to provide communication services to the battalion command posts up to the brigade combat team. Photo by Sgt. Darryl Mehnert, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.
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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.