LATHAM-New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Erich Schmidt, the New York National Guard Family Programs Operations NCO marks Red Ribbon week on October 27, 2020. During the week of October 23-31 people and groups opposed to drug use display red ribbons to show a commitment to a drug-free lifestyle. Each ribbon marks a show of support for those struggling with drug addiction.
The tradition started following the murder of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Kiki Camarena in 1985 by Mexican drug traffickers.
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The Recorder -- Tue, 24 Nov 2020 Guard member recognized for pandemic response LATHAM New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Aaron Lefton, commander of the states COVID-19 response force, recognized members of the task force for excellence during the past seven months... (more)
WNYT -- Mon, 23 Nov 2020 109th Airlift Wing heads to New Zealand for Operation Deep Freeze The New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing is not conducting its usual trip to Antarctica this year. However, they will not be too far away. They have been doing Operation Deep Freeze... (more)
Nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 19 Nov 2020 N.Y. Senior Airman graduates from jungle warfare school MANAUS, Brazil When Senior Airman Caleb Lapinel showed up at Brazils Jungle Warfare Training School in September, he met special forces soldiers from Spain, Egypt and Indonesia; paratroopers... (more)