The National Guard turns 383 on Friday Dec. 13.
That's the date in 1636 when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony voted to organize the colony's militia into three permanent regiments. Today these are the oldest in the country.
New York can trace it's first militia back to the Burger Guard formed by the Dutch East Indian Company on Manhattan in the 1640s.
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NY National Guard In the News
Observer Dispatch -- Sun, 26 Jan 2020 New York Air National Guard promotions announced Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotions of Raven Buchwald, Gary Gillespie, Edward Pugh, Vincent St. Onge and Eric... (more)
Times Union -- Sun, 26 Jan 2020 DUTY CALLS: Two Guard companies under new leadership Two Capital Region residents have assumed command of New York Army National Guard companies. Capt. Justin Kupinski of Rotterdam took command of Delta Company of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry... (more)
Air Force Times -- Sat, 25 Jan 2020 Airman dies on deployment to Antarctica An airman from the New York Air National Guard died of natural causes Jan. 11 while deployed to Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze. Staff Sgt. George Girtler, 37, of the 109th Airlift... (more)