DJIBOUTI--New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Solmo, an automotive maintenance warrant officer, and Sgt. 1st Class Saul Pineda-Vega, a platoon sergeant, both assigned to 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, cook sausages on a grill while preparing for the 69th Infantry Regiments annual Makin Dinner, Nov. 26, 2022. The unit, which is currently deployed as part of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, held the event overseas at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Each November Soldiers and veterans of the regiment assemble for the dinner which commemorates the World War II Battle of Makin Island.
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Times Union -- Mon, 04 Dec 2023 Duty Calls: Two historic Army National Guard units get new commanders Lt. Col. Shawn Tabankin of Rexford Park turned over the command of the famed Fighting 69th infantry regiment to Lt. Col. Adam Bojarski of Camillus, Onondaga County, during a ceremony at the... (more)
NationalGuard.mil -- Mon, 04 Dec 2023 New York Guardsmen Conclude Southern Vanguard 24 in Brazil MACAPA, Brazil - Forty-four New York National Guard Soldiers, working alongside active-duty Army and Brazilian Army Soldiers, conducted three weeks of training in Northern Brazil Nov. 1-16.
Batavia Daily News -- Fri, 01 Dec 2023 Genesee County man named top noncommissioned officer in National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade BASOM A National Guardsman from Basom has been named top noncommissioned officer in the 3,600-member 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, following a Nov. 3 to 5 military skills competition. ... (more)