CAMP SMITH--U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Matthew Ortiz, an infantryman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, who won in the non-commissioned officer category of the New York Army National Guard Best Warrior event on July 25-26, disassembles a Mk 19 grenade launcher as part of the land navigation event during the state NYARNG Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., July 25, 2020. The Best Warrior Competition, held July 25-26, 2020, is an annual event in which junior enlisted Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from various New York Army National Guard units compete in several events intended to test their military skills and knowledge, as well as their physical fitness and endurance.
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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle -- Thu, 13 May 2021 Rochester breweries releasing beers to honor National Guardsmen killed in helicopter crash The Rochester community was rocked in January with the tragic deaths of three New York National Guard soldiers in a Mendon helicopter crash. Chief warrant officers Steven Skoda, Daniel Prial,... (more)
Breaking Defense -- Thu, 13 May 2021 Air Guard Shows Off New Ghost Reaper Chops At Northern Edge WASHINGTON: Upgrades to the MQ-9 Reapers comms and targeting capabilities are being demod by the Air National Guard (ANG) during the Northern Edge 2021 exercise in the Arctic, with a goal... (more)
National Guard.mil -- Tue, 11 May 2021 NYNG, Forest Rangers train for helicopter firefighting COLONIE, N.Y. New York and Connecticut Army National Guard UH-60 aircrews and forest rangers with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation honed their helicopter wildfire-fighting... (more)