WESTHAMPTON BEACH- New York Air National Guard Airmen who were part of the 2017 mission to save two crewmen on board the Motor Vessel Tamar pose with a painting commemorating the mission during an awards ceremony on June 4, 2022 at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, New York.
On April 24, 2017, the pararescue Airmen and Combat Rescue Officers jumped into the Atlantic Ocean at night to board the ship and perform emergency surgery to save two badly burned sailors. Picture are, from left: Lt. Col. Stephen Rush (team doctor, Master Sgt. Erik Blom, Lt. Col.Shawn Boughal, Maj. Marty Viera, Senior Master Sgt. Erik Blom, Master Sgt. Jordan St. Clair, Master Sgt. Jed Smith, and Staff Sgt. Michael Hartman.
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Times Union -- Tue, 27 Feb 2024 Duty Calls: Three 42nd Infantry Division leaders on the move Three top leaders of the New York Army National Guards Troy-based 42nd Infantry Division are on the move. Joseph Biehler of Webster, Monroe County, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq wars,... (more)
The Valley Breeze -- Tue, 27 Feb 2024 Fiorentino promoted to Army National Guard One Star General WORCESTER, Mass. Peter Fiorentino, a Cumberland resident and a veteran of combat operations in Iraq, became the New York Army National Guard's newest one-star general on Jan. 26. Fiorentino,... (more)
WHAM ROCHESTER -- Sat, 24 Feb 2024 National Guard partners with Mission of Hope to host emergency preparedness event Rochester, N.Y. The National Guard and Homeland Security partnered with the Mission of Hope Friday to teach citizens how to be ready for any kind of emergency. Whether it be natural,... (more)