Soldiers from Company A, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, based in Rochester, assist in snow removal from the roof of the Absolut Care assisted living senior care center in Orchard Park, New York November 22. The 42 Soldiers, commanded by Capt. David Myones from South Ozone Park, New York, were joined by an additional dozen volunteer members of the New York Guard state defense force, called to duty by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to help with recovery efforts in Western New York following historic amounts of snowfall this week. Myones’ company also has Soldiers conducting logistics support fueling missions and supporting the joint task force mission command. Within four days of callup, the New York National Guard has employed more than 625 Soldiers, Airmen, Naval Militia and New York Guard members to assist Erie County and the City of Buffalo restore essential services.
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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.