NEW YORK-- U.S. Army Captain Dennis Tierney, right, passes the colors of the New York Army National Guard's Company A, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry to his first sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Jairo Aquino, following his assumption of command ceremony in New York City March 17, 2017. Tierney and his Soldiers conducted the ceremony following the unit activities for the Army's famous "Fighting 69th" as they led the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade up 5th Avenue. The battalion, with its unique Irish heritage, has led the city parade for 166 years.
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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.