The National Guard turns 383 on Friday Dec. 13.
That's the date in 1636 when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony voted to organize the colony's militia into three permanent regiments. Today these are the oldest in the country.
New York can trace it's first militia back to the Burger Guard formed by the Dutch East Indian Company on Manhattan in the 1640s.
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NY National Guard In the News
Nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 12 Dec 2019 NY National Guard, Brazil discuss SPP exchange opportunities SCOTIA, N.Y. New York National Guard commanders welcomed Brazilian Maj. Gen. Marcio de Calazans Braga to Stratton Air National Guard Base Dec. 11 for a daylong discussion on the future of... (more)
Army.mil -- Wed, 11 Dec 2019 NY Guard Soldier passes tough Brazilian jungle warfare course LATHAM, N.Y. - New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Thomas Carpenter knew it would be sink or swim when he showed up at the Brazilian army's Center for Jungle Warfare Instruction in October... (more)
Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 10 Dec 2019 NY National Guard responds to snowstorm LATHAM, N.Y. Hundreds of members of the New York National Guard mobilized to help clear snow following a two-day storm that dumped 2 feet of snow in some areas.