U.S. Army Pfc. Dandy Beverly uses a jack hammer to break through reinforced cement April 16 at Joint Base Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst under the guidance of New Jersey Task Force One urban search and rescue instructor Bob McDermott. Beverly and fellow New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Company A, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted breaching and breaking training using heavy concrete drills, chain saws, jack hammers and torches to better prepare for urban search and rescue. The engineers, based in Lockport, New York, are part of the National Guard Homeland Response Force that supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region II.
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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.