FORT HAMILTON, Brooklyn--U.S. Representative Michael Grimm meets with members of the New York National Guard’s Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support team here on Friday, April 19. The 22 Army and Air National Guard members are trained to detect and identify chemical, biological and radiological agents when requested by civil authorities. Grimm, who represents the Fort Hamilton area presented the Guardsmen with a Congressional Proclaimation thanking them for their service during Hurricane Sandy and during the response to the Boston Marathon Bombing on April 15. A team from the 24th CST was already on hand that day to assist their Massachusetts counterparts.
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defense.gov -- Mon, 01 Jun 2020 Honor Guard Soldiers Continue Performing Final Salutes During COVID-19 On a warm and cloudy morning, Army Sgt. Nikole Clark and Army Spc. Austin Dycha stepped out of their cars at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna, New York, to conduct a funeral ceremony in honor... (more)
Riverhead News-Review -- Tue, 26 May 2020 Col. Shawn Fitzgerald of Cutchogue to become new commander of 106th Rescue Wing New York Air National Guard Col. Shawn Fitzgerald will become the next commander of the 106th Rescue Wing based in Westhampton Beach, the Air Force announced last week. Col. Fitzgerald, who... (more)
WVIB -- Mon, 25 May 2020 New Yorks National Guard is helping get COVID 19 test kits to communities in need NIAGARA FALLS N.Y. (WIVB) Members of the National Guard had the task this weekend of packaging about 350,000 COVID-19 testing kits. They had three days to get the job done and were able to... (more)