CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan-- (From left) New York Air National Guard Capt. Shaun Cullen, Capt. Tripp Zanetis, Tech. Sgt. Jim Denniston and Tech. Sgt. Erick Pound are all members of the 101st Rescue Squadron, an element of the 106th Rescue Wing, currently assigned to the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, take turns “busting each other’s chops,” following shift-change at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan Nov. 29. They are all firefighters when not activated. Cullen, the aircraft commander, is assigned to Engine 54, in Midtown Manhattan; Zanetis, the copilot, is assigned to Ladder 11 in Lower East Manhattan; Pound, the aerial gunner, is assigned to Engine 58 in Harlem; and Denniston, the flight engineer, is assigned to Engine 285 in Queens. Together at the 26th ERQS, the team makes-up Pedro 24, a quick-response HH-60 Pave Hawk medical evacuation crew.
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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)