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Download full resolution image Maj. Gen. Steven N. Wickstrom, commander of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division (left), shakes hands with Spc. Vanessa Banks, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. (right) during Wickstrom

Rainbow Commander Visits Troops in Kuwait

CAMP BUEHRING, KUWAIT -- Maj. Gen. Steven N. Wickstrom, commander of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division (left), shakes hands with Spc. Vanessa Banks, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. (right) during Wickstrom’s visit here on Nov. 23. Banks and about 100 other troops of the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are serving with the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, South Carolina Army National Guard, which assumed security force and camp-operations missions in Northern Kuwait in April.

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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.

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