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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NBC News -- Fri, 08 Dec 2023 Man federally charged after firing shots outside New York synagogue, officials say (Video) A man arrested in connection with shots that were fired outside a synagogue in Albany, New York, on Thursday has been federally charged, officials said. Mufid Fawaz Alkhader was arrested... (more)
Mid-Hudson News -- Thu, 07 Dec 2023 New York Air Guards 105th Airlift Wing marks 75 years of service STEWART AIRPORT The Hudson Valleys 105th Airlift Wing will mark 75 years of New York Air National Guard operations on this Friday, Dec. 8. The 105th Airlift Wing, which currently flies... (more)
WSYR -- Wed, 06 Dec 2023 Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Fire Department named best Air Guard fire department SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) The Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Fire Department, based at Hancock Airport in Syracuse, was named Fire Department of the Year by the Air National Guard Fire... (more)