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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Associated Press, -- Wed, 26 Jan 2022 National Guard sees troops reupping despite COVID, hard year WASHINGTON (AP) Army Spc. Javzailia Pineiro joined New Yorks National Guard in late 2019, and started work as a truck driver just as the pandemic was starting to hit. For months she drove... (more)
Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 25 Jan 2022 New York National Guard Soldiers, Airmen train as EMTs FARMINGDALE, N.Y. Its Jan. 18, and 37 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are at Long Islands Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center going through the steps for checking a patients... (more)
Madison County Courier -- Mon, 24 Jan 2022 Cazenovias Hamm takes command of 174th Operations Support Squadron New York Air National Guard Lt. Col Joshua Hamm, a 19-year Air Force veteran from Cazenovia, took command of the N174th Attack Wings Operations Support Squadron during a ceremony held at Hancock... (more)