Officers of the New York Naval Militia’s 1st Battalion Naval Reserve Artillery pose for a photograph in 1891, the year the first unit of 15 officers and 190 enlisted Sailors was accepted for duty as part of New York’s Military Forces. The Legislature officially recognized the force on June 23, 1891.
Today the Naval Militia comprises more then 2,500 members of the United States Navy Reserve, United States Marine Corps Reserve, United States Coast Guard Reserve who agree to perform state active duty when called and a small core of retired military volunteers. The unique force provides New York with skills learned through their military training and also man a fleet of nine patrol boats that can be employed in support of law enforcement.
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Hamlet hub -- Thu, 13 Aug 2020 Yorktown Heights resident, Corporal Troy Perez, wins New York Army National Guard Best Warrior event When they weren't running, they wore masks and temperatures were being taken constantly, and anything they touched was cleaned and disinfected.
Army.mil -- Wed, 12 Aug 2020 NY National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assist in storm response CARMEL, N.Y. New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen delivered water, ice and dry ice to Putnam County residents and removed debris in Queens Aug. 6-8 in the aftermath of Tropical Storm... (more)
Altamont Enterprise, -- Wed, 12 Aug 2020 Jensen promoted ALTAMONT Jeffrey Jensen from Altamont, assigned to the 206th Military Police Company of the New York Army National Guard received a promotion to the rank of private first class on June 27. Army... (more)