BOSTON-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Saul Rodriguez, a member of the Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn-based 24th Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team, poses with Gen.Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau and Major General L. Scott Rice, the Adjutant General of Massachusetts following a coin presentation ceremony in the Massachusetts State House on June 3. Rodriguez was one of five 24th CST members who were augmenting the Massachusetts National Guard's security operation during the Boston Marathon on April 15 when a bomb went off at the finish line. Rodriguez was one of 14 Soldiers presented Army Commendation Medals by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in a symbolic gesture of thanks to the 1,300 Guard Soldiers and Airmen who participated in the response and the manhunt that followed.
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Business Insider -- Thu, 30 Dec 2021 Why the National Guard is driving school buses and working in nursing homes during the labor crisis From Minnesota to New York, governors have activated the National Guard to ease labor shortages. In Massachusetts, over 200 troops were deployed to drive school buses. Here's how and why... (more)
Connecting Vets. com, -- Wed, 29 Dec 2021 New York Guard provides relief to upstate nursing home Eighteen New York National Guard medics and medical technicians on duty at a Syracuse area nursing home are opening up more care slots in the regions medical system, according to Dr. Kimberly... (more)
ANG.AF/MIL -- Mon, 27 Dec 2021 NYNG honors more than 10,000 veterans with military funerals LATHAM, N.Y. - New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided military funeral services for more than 10,000 families in 2021.