New York Army National Guard Sgt Andrew Valenza (right) is joined by his parents, Major Julie Valenza and Sgt. 1st Class William Valenza as they prepare to deploy together during the 42nd Infantry Division farewell ceremony held on January 11, 2020, at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. All five members of the Valenza family are serving. A son is already deployed in Afghanistan and a daughter is in the New York Army National Guard as well. The 42nd Infantry Division headquarters held farewell events in Loudonville, Staten Island, and Rochester.
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Daily Messenger -- Sun, 23 Feb 2020 National Guard promotes local soldiers The New York Army National Guard recently promoted William Pulsifer, of Farmington, and Madison Keifer, of Shortsville. Keifer, who serves with the 222nd Military Police Company, was promoted... (more)
Times Union -- Sun, 23 Feb 2020 War veteran advances to lieutenant colonel Shawn Tabankin of Clifton Park, a veteran of multiple deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, has been promoted to lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at the New York National Guard Headquarters... (more)
WAMC -- Fri, 14 Feb 2020 Schumer Pushes For New Squadron To Land At Stewart Air National Guard Base U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging the secretary of the Air Force to select Stewart Air National Guard base in Orange County as home for a new squadron. Schumer, a Democrat... (more)