14 Feb, 2019Soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment band stand at rest as they wait to march up Fifth Avenue in New York City on Feb. 17, 1919, during a parade held to welcome the New York National Guard unit home. More than 2,000 Soldiers took part in the parade up Fifth Avenue. The Soldiers marched seven miles from downtown Manhattan to Harlem. The band was led by noted musician Lt. James Reese " Jimmie" Europe, seen at center wearing glasses.
11 Feb, 2019TROY--New York Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Mike Trask, a member of the 42nd Infantry Division's Operations Company instructs Private First Class Gary Rousseau, a member of the 42nd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Support Company on the proper way to acquire a good sight picture using the M240B machine gun during gunnery skill training in Troy New York February 9 2019.
8 Feb, 201942nd Infantry Division Soldiers (From left) Brig. Gen. Thomas Spencer, Deputy Commander for Support, Brig. Gen. Joseph Biehler, Deputy Commander for Operations, Maj. Gen. Steven Ferrari, Commanding General of the 42nd Infantry Division, Division Command Sergeant Major Corey Cush and Brig. Gen. Edward Chrystal, the Assistant Adjutant General for the New Jersey Army National Guard attend the 42nd Infantry Division Bi- Annual Training Conference and Training briefs on February 8, 2019 at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Brigade and Division leaders discussed their upcoming training highlights for the Division Headquarters and its 7 Brigades aligned for training. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer.)
7 Feb, 2019Westhampton Beach --New York Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. John Bellissimo who is retiring after 34 years in the 106th Rescue Wing displays his retirement certification with Col. Charles Killian commander of the 106th Mission Support Group during his retirement ceremony on Feb. 2 2019 at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach. Bellissimo who lives in Rocky Point N.Y. was most recently assigned as the wings cyber operations superintendent. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Farrell)
6 Feb, 2019NEW YORK --New York Army National Guard Col. Sondra Smith, the Judge Advocate General of the 42nd Infantry Division, administers the oath of office to new 1st Lt. Karen White at the Park Avenue Armory on Jan. 28, 2019 in New York City. White, a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Vermont Law School is the newest member of the 42nd Infantry Divisions legal team.
4 Feb, 2019STRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --Diana German pins an Air Force retired pin onto the uniform of her husband Major General Anthony P. German during his retirement ceremony at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia N.Y. on Saturday Feb. 2 2019.German who served as Adjutant General of New York from April 2016 to October 2018 was commander of the 109th Airlift Wing which is based at Stratton from 2006 to 2010. German retired after 36 years of service.
31 Jan, 2019CHEEKTOWAGA-- New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo greets members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Attack Wing at the New York State Department of Transportation garage in Cheektowaga on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The Airmen were part of an Immediate Response Force which was on duty to provide mobility support to the New York State Police as snow and extremely cold temperatures hit Western New York.
28 Jan, 2019SARATOGA SPRINGS-- Major General Ray Shields the Adjutant General of New York speaks with Army and Air National Guard military journalists on Saturday Jan. 26 at the New York National Guards annual Public Affairs Workshop at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs N.Y. Shields spoke to an audience of 60 people including public affairs Soldiers and Airmen from Vermont New Jersey and Rhode Island and discussed his vision for the New York National Guard and the importance of public affairs efforts.
24 Jan, 2019KUWAIT-- U.S. Army Master Sergeant Patrick ONeill assigned with 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion, New York Army National Guard, fires the M-4 rifle during a life fire exercise at Camp Buehring Kuwait Jan. 16 2019. The 101st ESB has served nine months in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield providing communications support for more than a dozen operating sites in some seven countries across the Middle East as part of the coalition effort to defeat the Islamic State also known as ISIS. The unit is expected back in New York soon.
15 Jan, 2019Winter driving in the Northeastern United States can be hazardous and scary but being prepared can make your trip safer, reduce travel stress, and help you handle emergencies, should they arise. The New York National Guard Safety Office has some tips to help you prepare for winter driving.
22 Jan, 2019TROY--Soldiers assigned to the headquarters battalion of the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division check vehicles at the division headquarters in Troy N.Y. on Jan. 20 2019 as they prepare to assist local governments as a major snow storm approaches New York. The New York National Guard placed 450 Soldiers and Airmen on State Active Duty organized into immediate response forces of 200 personnel and 5 vehicles in key locations across the state in preparation for the storm. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Trevor Cullen)
19 Jan, 2019TROY-- Soldiers assigned to the headquarters battalion of the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division check vehicles at the divison headquarters in Troy N.Y. on Jan. 19 2019 as they prepare to assist local governments as a major snow storm approaches New York. The New York National Guard placed 450 Soldiers and Airmen on State Active Duty organized into immediate response forces of 20 personnel and 5 vehicles in key locations across the state in preparation for the storm.
16 Jan, 2019YOUNGSTOWN--Soldiers assigned to Charlie Troop 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry Regiment New York Army National Guard from Buffalo off-load from a CH-47 Chinook assigned to Bravo Company 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation Regiment from Rochester in a simulated tactical environment after landing at the National Guard training site in Youngstown N.Y. Jan. 12 2019. C Troop is training on infiltration and exfiltration techniques using aviation during their cold-weather training exercises.
14 Jan, 2019ALBANY-- New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Luis Garcia, the Deputy State Surgeon speaks at the Albany Medical College Physician Assistant administration day on January 10, 2019, at the Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y. For the event both New York Army National Guard medical providers and recruiters joined forces to address the group of students.
8 Jan, 2019BUFFALO--Col. Eric Laughton commander of the 107th Medical Group New York Air National Guard lays a wreath at the grave of President Millard Fillmore on behalf of President Donald Trump during a ceremony honoring him on his birthday Forest Lawn Cemetery Buffalo N.Y. Jan. 7 2019. Fillmore was president from 1850-1853 and has a wreath laid at his grave every year on his birthday by the 107th Attack Wing New York Air National Guard on behalf of the current president.
2 Jan, 2019Operating any motor vehicle safely in adverse conditions requires planning and awareness. Operating a tactical vehicle in these conditions also requires training and familiarity with the vehicle. But even with all the right tools, unexpected hazards may still quickly create dangerous situations. The New York National Guard Safety office reminds Soldiers to think ahead, focus on PMCS and anticipate road hazards while driving in adverse conditions.
4 Jan, 2019ROCHESTER --New York army National Guard Soldiers of Charlie Company of 1st Battalion 171st General Support Aviation stand in formation during a Yellow Ribbon Ceremony Rochester N.Y. Jan. 2 2018. The 46 Soldiers of Charlie Company were preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. The Yellow Ribbon Ceremony is a ceremony for family and friends to say goodbye their soldiers before they leave. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Andrew Valenza)