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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Pike County Courier -- Tue, 06 Jun 2023 Milford. Local National Guard soldier receives new rank Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announced the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability... (more)
NationalGuard.mil -- Tue, 06 Jun 2023 New York Guard Completes Horn of Africa Security Mission CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti The New York Army National Guards 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, celebrated a successful nine-month overseas deployment during a transfer of authority ceremony... (more)
Oswego County Today.com, -- Tue, 06 Jun 2023 Rochester Resident Becomes Commander Of New York Air Guard's 174th Attack Wing SYRACUSE, NY New York Air National Guard Col. John OConnor, a Rochester resident, took command of the Air Guards 174th Attack Wing during a June 4 ceremony at Hancock Field Air National Guard... (more)