NEW YORK-- Governor Andrew Cuomo joins Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York( on the governor’s right) and Lt. Col. James Gonyo, the Commander of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry and other members of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry in a special St. Patrick’s Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday, March 16. General Frank Grass, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau is behind the governor. Following the service the Soldiers of the "Fighting 69th led the St. Patrick’s Day Parade-- the world’s largest such event-- as they have every year since 1851.
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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.