NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. - New York Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Richard Ball of Tonawanda, N.Y. and a member of the 107th Airlift Wing, packs his cold weather gear Jan. 7 in preparation for missions as part of the New York National Guard initial response force for Operation Polar Vortex. With heavy lake effect snows and wind chill warnings forecasting three feet of snow and temperatures at or below zero, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized 300 members of the New York National Guard to prepare to assist civil authorities during the storm’s passage this week. Members of the New York National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry and 105th Military Police Company in Buffalo and the 174th Attack Wing in Syracuse will all provide Soldiers and Airmen along with vehicles to support local authorities as needed.
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Olean Times Herald -- Thu, 25 May 2023 State & Union: Cuba native promoted to colonel in NY Guard Mark Frank, a Cuba-Rushford High School and St. Bonaventure University alumnus, has been promoted to colonel in the New York Army National Guard. The son of Douglas and Elizabeth Frank of... (more)
NationalGuard.mil -- Thu, 25 May 2023 Green Berets Train with New York Air Guard 106th Rescue Wing F.S. GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. Rescue aircraft circled overhead and Green Berets dropped in to recover a simulated friendly casualty in a joint combat rescue exercise with the... (more)
Times Union -- Wed, 24 May 2023 Soldier father's return is a storytime surprise in Rotterdam: Deployed to Kuwait since June, Army National Guard sergeant reunites with family at Rotterdam school There are plenty of tragic stories in the world right now. This is not one of them. Sgt. 1st Class William C. Rhodes of the Army National Guard was deployed to Kuwait just shy of a year... (more)