KINDERHOOK, N.Y. -- Brigadier General Anthony German, Chief of Staff of the New York Air National Guard (left) and Chaplain (Capt.) Glen Lightfoot, Chaplain Recruitment Officer for New York , salute President Martin Van Buren’s grave during annual observances at the gravesite of the eighth president on Friday Dec. 3rd. German represented President Barak Obama during the annual event. Wreaths are tradionally laid at the gravesites of past presidents on their birthdays. Van Buren, the first president who was initially a British subject,was born on Dec. 5, 1782.
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Rome Sentinel -- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 Four receive promotions from National Guard LATHAM Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the State of New York, has announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability... (more)
Mid Hudson News -- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 Thruway bridge named in memory of Air Guardsman Lemm ALBANY A bridge over the Thruway (I-287) in the Town of Harriman has been designated as the NYPD Det. TSgt. Joseph G. Lemm Memorial Bridge in memory of the man who was killed while serving... (more)
Oneida Daily Dispatch -- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 Military hardware on display at New York State Fair Geddes, N.Y. A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, a 105 millimeter howitzer and an armored security vehicle used by New York Army National Guard Soldiers will all be on display at the Great New... (more)