NEWBURGH--Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa (left) and Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm, both members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing's 105th Base Defense Squadron, who were killed in action in Afghanistan on Dec. 21 2015, have been awarded the Bronze Star with V for Valor for their actions that day. The two Air Guardsmen were honored for giving their lives to save other Airmen from a suicide bomber. Four other Airmen died alongside them.
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Spectrum News -- Fri, 14 Jan 2022 With more than 15K deployed, National Guard now federally funded to aid hospitals With more than 15,000 National Guardsmen and women deployed across the country to aid states with the surging omicron variant, the troops are now also approved to assist in hospitals through... (more)
Rome Sentinel -- Tue, 11 Jan 2022 Remsen airman reenlists at 224th ADG LATHAM The New York Air National Guards 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) has announcement the reenlistment of Master Sgt. Rachael Alcorta of Remsen. Alcorta is the noncommissioned officer-in-charge... (more)
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)