25 May, 2023LATHAM-- New York Army National Guard Major General Michele Natali, left, the assistant adjutant general Army; and New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hewson the senior enlisted advisor for the New York Air National Guard salute following the presentation of a wreath during a Memorial Day ceremony held at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham New York on May 25 2023. The names of 12 members of the New York Military Forces and civilian employees of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs who have died in the past year were also read during the ceremony.
24 May, 2023ROME--Col. Joseph Roos, right, receives the Eastern Air Defense Sector guidon from Lt. Gen. Steven S. Nordhaus, Commander, Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Region-1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern and Air Forces Space) at Tuesday's change of command ceremony in Rome, New York. An age-old tradition, the passing of the unit's colors symbolizes a change in leadership.
24 May, 2023ROSE, New York --Soldiers of the New York National Guard honor guard receive the remains of 1st Lieutenant John Thomas a World War II Army Air Forces pilot who was killed in 1943 at the Rose Cemetery in North Rose New York on May 20 2023. Thomas was killed in action during a World War 2 bombing mission called Operation Tidal Wave in 1943 and his remains were not identified until 2022.
17 May, 2023ROCHESTER--New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 222nd Military Police Company stand in formation during a farewell ceremony held on May 16, 2023 at Monroe Community College in Rochester. The company's 160 men and women are deploying to Poland and the Baltic states to support NATO combat brigades on duty there. The Soldiers will be deployed for nine months.
11 May, 2023SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York-- General Dan Hokanson, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, presents challenge coins to New York Army and Air Guard recruiters on May 10, 2023 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York. Hokanson was in Saratoga Springs to meet with regional adjutant generals and recognized the recruiters at the close of that meeting. the New York Army National Guard was the only state Army Guard to meet recruiting goals in 2022.
15 May, 2023BARNEGATE, New Jersey-- An HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing comes in for a landing at Warren Grove Range in Barnegate, New Jersey on May 6, 2023 while conducting training with the Massachusetts Army National Guard Special Forces Soldiers and the 105th Base Defense Squadron from the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing.
12 May, 2023FORT CARSON, Colorado--New York Army National Guard explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians Staff Sgt. Robert Contini,left, and Sgt. Michael Wing secures a Mark 82 general purpose bomb with steaks and straps so it can be disarmed while competing in the All Army EOD Team of the Year Competition at Fort Carson Colorado on April 18 2023. Contini and Sgt. Michael Wing represented the Army National Guard in the competition against four active Army EOD teams from April 17 to 19.
10 May, 2023CAMP ROBINSON, ARKANSAS--New York Army National Guard Spc. Denver Degroff of the 152nd Engineer Support Company 204th Engineer Battalion aims downrange during a practice shoot on the first day of the 52nd Winston P. Wilson Small Arms Championship hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Training Center on Camp Robinson AR April 30 2023.
8 May, 2023JOINT BASER MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Virginian-- Soldiers assigned to the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) portray members of the Harlem Hellfighters of the 369th Infantry Regiment New York Army National Guard in a vignette on the 369ths World War I service as part of the Military District of Washingtons Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Virginia. The vignette touched on the regiments service on the battlefield as well as the contributions the regimental band made to jazz music.
4 May, 2023ROGOZHINE-KRYEVIDH, Albania-- New York Army National Guard Officer Candidate Katherine Murrell briefs a squad plan to New York and New Jersey Army National Guard and Albanian trainee officers during a joint training exercise on April 17 2023 near Rrogozhine-Kryevidh Albania. Eight New York and New Jersey Army Guard officer candidates participated in two weeks of training with Albanian officer cadets April 10-24 as part of a State Partnership Program exchange.
3 May, 2023CAMP ROBINSON, ARKANSAS-New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Adam Crist, a human resources specialist with 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, checks his target downrange during the 52nd Winston P. Wilson Small Arms Championship on Camp Robinson, AR, May 1, 2023. The competition brings together 57 teams from across the United States to promote marksmanship training.
1 May, 2023GRAFENWHOEHR, Germany- New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Task Force Orion and Arkansas Army National Guard Soldiers from Task Force Bowie, stand at attention during a ceremony in which authority for the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine was turned over from the New York task force to the team from Arkansas on April 28, 2023 in Grafenwoehr, Germany. the JMTG-U ensures the combat effectiveness of Armed Forces of Ukraine soldiers training on systems and equipment issued under the U.S. Presidential Drawdown Authority and training in combined arms and joint maneuver.
27 Apr, 2023LATHAM-Members of the New York National Guard headquarters pose for a photograph to mark Denim Day, which brings awareness to sexual assault, Latham, New York, April 26, 2023. Denim Day, which takes place in April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, is a day of action and awareness in which people are encouraged to wear denim to combat victim blaming and educate others about sexual violence.
25 Apr, 2023CAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Maj. Nicholas J. Pardi, incoming sergeant major of the 104th Military Police Battalion, receives the battalion colors from battalion commander Lt. Col. Nicholas P. Paolini during a change of responsibility ceremony on Camp Smith, N.Y., April 22, 2023. The role was previously held by Command Sgt. Maj. Morgan P. Cady.
25 Apr, 2023MANHATTAN-- New York National Guard leaders and Brazilian military officers prepare to board a UH-60M assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment in New York City on April 18, 2023 prior to heading to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania to visit a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear training exercise being conducted by New York troops. Five Brazilian military personnel visited New York as part of the State Partnership Program training relationship between Brazil and the New York National Guard.
24 Apr, 2023CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI-- New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Sean Kim, a member of Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, who is currently serving as part of Task Force Wolfhound in the Horn of Africa, receives the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal from Navy Capt. Brian, Iber, the commander of Camp Lemonnier, during award ceremonies conducted on March 31, 2023. Kim, and a number of other New York Army National Guard Soldiers were recognized for their support of operations being conducted at Camp Lemonnier.
19 Apr, 2023WESTHAMPTON BEACH--An Airman assigned to the New York Air National Guards 106th Rescue Wing explains the equipment worn by Security Forces Airmen to Congressman Nicholas LaLota from New Yorks first district during the congressmans visit to F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach on April 13 2023. LaLota visited the wing to better understand the rescue wings state and federal missions.
17 Apr, 2023LATHAM-New York State Forest Ranger Lt. Ian Kerr checks out the radio system in a New York Army National Guard UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at Army Aviation Support Facility #3 in Latham on Saturday, April 15 while on standby to fly a fire suppression mission in support of civilian firefighters in Orange County. Kerr and a flight crew waited at the facility in case they were called upon to help extinguish a wildfire in the town of Blooming Grove. Rainy weather helped contain the fire without calling upon the UH-60 team.
31 Mar, 2023TROY, New York --New York National Guard and New York State Office of General Services officials join together for a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony, marking the start of construction for a maintenance facility budgeted at $17 million held on March 32, 2023 at the New York State Armory on Glenmore Road in Troy, New York. Pictured are, from left, Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, Jeanette Moy, commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services; Col. Pat Clare, New York National Guard director of logistics; Keith Buchholz, National Guard Bureau comptroller; Major Michael Costello, field maintenance supervisor; Bridgett O'Hanlon, Office of General Services deputy commissioner for design and construction; and Gary Yaple, director of facilities for the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The new facility will replace an older maintenance shop built in 1971 as part of the armory.
6 Apr, 2023STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. "CQ" Brown, Jr., presents the Air Medal to members of an aircrew led by New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Dominic Conlan during an awards ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base, New York April 1, 2023. Seventeen Airmen from the 105th were awarded the Air Medal for their actions during the August 2021 evacuation of Americans and Afghans from Afghanistan.
11 Apr, 2023CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE-- New York National Guard Spc. Alexander Bazhenov, a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear specialist with the 222nd Chemical Company, 104th Military Police Battalion, celebrates a successful iteration on the M17 pistol lane during the 2023 State Best Warrior Competition on Camp Smith, N.Y., April 5, 2023. Bazhenov was one of six soldiers from across the state competing in a variety of soldiering skills. The winners were Sgt. Philip Stevenson and Spc. Adam Crist, both assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment.
10 Apr, 2023CAMP SMITH-- Soldiers competing in the New York Army National Guard' Best Warrior Competition prepare to start the 12-mile forced march on April 5, 2023 at Camp Smith Training Center in Cortlandt Manor, New York. awards Spc. Philip Stevenson, assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Calvary Regiment,was the winner in the junior enlisted category, while Sgt. Adam Crist, who is also assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, won in the non-commissioned officer category.
6 Apr, 2023LATHAM--Major General Ray Shields the adjutant general of New York speaks to members of the New York National Guard headquarters staff during a ceremony held on April 5 2023 at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham New York to mark April 2023 as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Shields emphasized that the New York National Guard takes incidents of sexual assault and harassment very seriously and refers reported cases to civilian law enforcement when possible.
5 Apr, 2023CAMP SMITH- Twenty-one New York Guard volunteers who completed their initial entry training held March 27 to 31, 2023 stand at attention for a final formation at Camp Smith Training Site on March 31, 2023. Completing the training course allows New York Guard members to volunteer for state active duty missions. The New York Guard is a state defense force manned with citizen volunteers who augment the National Guard during state missions.
3 Apr, 2023FORT DRUM-- A New York Air National Guard Tactical Air Control Party Airmen assigned to the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron, watches as an A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the Maryland Air National Guard's 175th Wing makes a pass during a close air support mission at Range 48 at Fort Drum, New York on March 29, 2023. The 274th, a component of the 107th Attack Wing, specializes in air-ground coordination. Airmen from the Brazilian Air Force, which has a State Partnership Program relationship with the New York National Guard, also took part in the training.
27 Mar, 2023FORT HOOD, Texas-- Seven New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion reaffirm their oath of enlistment after becoming United States citizens during a March 24, 2023 ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas. The Soldiers of the 642nd are training to deploy to Kuwait as part of the 185th Aviation Brigade of the Mississippi Army National Guard.
29 Mar, 2023MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica--Master Sgt. Geoff Cerrone, a loadmaster assigned to the 139th Airlift Squadron, part of the 109th Airlift Wing, prepares a LC-130 Hercules for departure at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The 109th Airlift Wing flies the only ski-equipped LC-130s in the world and supports the National Science Foundation research efforts in Antarctica every year.
28 Mar, 2023RESOLUTE BAY, Nunavut, Canada-- Canadian Soldiers board a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing during exercise Guerrier Nordique on March 18, 2023 in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, Canada. The 105th transported troops to and from the remote exercise site in the Canadian Arctic. The New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing also participated, along with Army Guard units from Vermont and Connecticut.
22 Mar, 2023NEW YORK-- New York National Guard Soldiers assigned to the rear detachment of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry continue the tradition of leading the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17, 2023. The Fighting 69th has led the worlds largest St. Patrick's Day parade since 1851. The bulk of the battalion is currently deployed in Djibouti where they marked St. Patrick's Day with a parade at Camp Lemonnier.
20 Mar, 2023CORNWALLIS ISLAND, Nunavut, Canada--Army National Guard National Guard Soldiers from Vermont and New Hampshire alongside their Canadian counterparts exit a New York Air National Guard LC-130 operated by the 109th Airlift Wing during a tactical insertion exercise conducted as part of Guerrier Nordique 23 on the Arctic Ocean near Cornwallis Island in Nunavut, Canada on March 15, 2023. the exercise began earlier this month and ended on March 20.
20 Mar, 2023DJIBOUTI--Soldiers of the New York Army National Guards 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Regiment on duty in Camp Lemonnier Djibouti march through the camp on St. Patrick's Day March 17 2023. The 69th has led the New York City St. Patricks Day Parade -- the largest in the world-- since 1851. While the battalions rear detachment marched at home the troops deployed in Africa conducted their own parade4 to keep the tradition alive.
15 Mar, 2023DJIBOUTI--Fifteen New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa received their United States citizenship during a historic naturalization ceremony at the United States Embassy in Djibouti City Djibouti Mar. 10. The Soldiers all belonging to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are in the midst of a 9 month deployment to CJTF-HOA conducting security and crisis response operations and are slated to return to the U.S. this summer. The ceremony is the first of its kind in the newly constructed U.S. Embassy and is a historic event for CJTF-HOA who has never before seen so many of its members become naturalized citizens at once. Maj. Gen. Jami Shawley the CJTF-HOA commander and the honorable Jonathan Pratt the United States Ambassador to Djibouti spoke at the ceremony and were among the first to congratulate the new citizens.
13 Mar, 2023U.S. Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Wayne Lawton, assigned to the 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, prepares snow removal equipment in advance of a late winter storm threatening upstate New York March 14-15. The state active duty response prepositions forces and equipment before the storm's arrival. The wing deployed a debris clearance team to Schenectady to be able to assist with snow clean removal. Photo by Master Sgt. Barbara Olney, 174th Attack Wing.
13 Mar, 2023LATHAM-- Major General Denise Donnell, left, the commander of the New York Air National Guard passes the flag of the New York Air Guard to Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hewson the senior enlisted leader for the 5880-Airman force during change of responsibility ceremonies at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham on Friday March 10 2023. Hewson a Queens resident is replacing Command Chief Master Sgt. Denny Richardson right who is moving into the position of command chief for the 1st Air Force.
9 Mar, 2023WESTHAMPTON BEACH-- Col. Shawn Fitzgerald the commander of the 106th Rescue Wing left and Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hewson right applaud Command Chief Master Sgt. Edward Rittberg following during a change of responsibility ceremony on March 5 2023 at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach. New York. Rittberg took over from Hewson who has been named New York Air National Guard command chief.
8 Mar, 2023GRAFENWOEHR, Germany-- Col. William Murphy commander of Task Force Orion 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the New York Army National Guard speaks with Gen. Daniel Hokanson chief of the National Guard Bureau next to an M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle in Grafenwoehr Germany March 1 2023. Hokanson visited Task Force Orion which is deployed to lead the Joint Multinational Training Group Ukraine and helps facilitate training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Germany as part of a continued world-wide effort led by the U.S. and supported by more than 50 nations to help Ukraine defend itself from Russias brutal and unprovoked war.
6 Mar, 2023RESOLUTE BAY, Nunavut--Airmen from the 139th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and medics from the Royal Canadian Armed Forces receive quick response training in a de Havilland Canada CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft from the 440 Transport Squadron Royal Canadian Armed Forces in Resolute Bay Nunavut Canada 26 Feb 2023. Airmen learned about the capabilities of the aircraft and determined how they could adapt the aircraft for casualty evacuation.
3 Mar, 2023KUWAIT- New York Army National Guard Spc. Ozlem Sayal a paralegal specialist with the 369th Sustainment Brigade and Sgt. Joseph Billalba a network communications systems specialist with the 187th Brigade Signal Company 369th SB of the New York Army National Guard are recognized as the Hellfighter Sustainers of the Week during a ceremony conducted by Command Sgt. Maj Curtis Moss senior enlisted advisor to the commander of the brigade at Camp Arifjan Kuwait Feb. 21 2023. Spc. Sayal was chosen because she demonstrates confidence and competence far above her rank having worked on numerous investigations and projects within the legal section. Sgt. Billalba was chosen for his outstanding work with a forward logistics site he was able to thrive with despite great adversity.
2 Mar, 2023GRAFENWOEHR, Germany--General Daniel Hokanson the Chief of the National Guard Bureau right speaks with Col. William Murphy commander of the New York Army National Guards Task Force Orion during a visit to Grafenwoehr Germany on March 1 2023. Task Force Orion, built around Soldiers from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, is leading the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine which is working to ensure Ukrainian soldiers know how to employ weapons being sent to help them defend their nation against the Russian invasion..
1 Mar, 2023RESOLUTE BAY, Nunavut, Canada--Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wings Polar Camp Skiway Team and members from the 440 Transport Squadron Royal Canadian Armed Forces are loading equipment and fuel into a Twin Otter aircraft at Resolute Bay, Nunuvut, Canada preparation for Exercise Guerrier Nordique.The Polar Camp Skiway Team will establish a remote camp and then build a ski landing area and provide Canadian and Vermont Army personnel with tactical support via the 109ths LC-130 Skibirds.
27 Feb, 2023KUWAIT--Roman Catholic Archbishop Timothy Broglio performs the sacrament of confirmation on for a worshiper during a mass in the Zone 1 chapel on Camp Arifjan Kuwait Jan. 29 2023. The New York Army National Guard's 369th Sustainment Brigade is deployed to Camp Arifjan in support of Task Force Spartan, the U.S. Army presence in the Middle East.
23 Feb, 2023DJIBOUTI-- A New York Army National Guard Soldier attached to Task Force Wolfhound participates in high angle shooting training in Djibouti Africa on Feb. 13 2023. Task Force Wolfhound, built around the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, holds regular training for different weapon variants to keep their members ready to respond to real world contingencies at a moments notice.
22 Feb, 2023DJIBOUTI--New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battaion 69th Infantry Regiment negotiate a climbing obstacle which going through the French Desert Commando Course on Feb. 2 2023 at the Centre Dentrainment Au Combat in Djibouti. Participants who successfully completed the training which was hosted by the hosted by the French 5th Overseas Interarms Regiment received the prestigious desert commando badge. The New Yorkers are deployed to the region as part of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa.
17 Feb, 2023GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- A Marine Corps Reserve UH-1Y "Venom" utility helicopter comes into land in front of a New York Air Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter during joint training at Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach on February 2, 2023. The Marines from Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, conducted joint personnel rescue and refueling training with Airmen assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing's 101st Rescue Squadron.
15 Feb, 2023LATHAM--Amber Murray the management support specialist for the New York Air National Guard headquarters has been recognized as the top civilian employee in the Air National Guard for 2022 Latham New York Jan. 25 2023. Winning the Air Force Association Lisa S. Disbrow Outstanding Civilian of the Year for the Air National Guard will now see Murray go for overall Air Force civilian honors out of more than 170000 Air Force civilians.
13 Feb, 2023DJIBOUTI-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Charlie Company 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Regiment deployed to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa pose for a photo with members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force while conducting a small arms range in the vicinity of Camp Lemonnier Djibouti Jan. 10. Currently more than 1200 New York Army National Guard Soldiers are deployed overseas to Djibouti Kenya and Somalia.
7 Feb, 2023FORT POLK--Sgt. Thomas Mulhern, left, and Sgt. Klayton McCallum both members of the New York Army National Guards 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry move simulated casualty under a wire obstacles at the Army Best Medic Competition on January 24 2023 at Fort Polk Louisiana. The Two New York Army Guard Soldiers represented the Army National Guard during the competition.
7 Feb, 2023CAMP SMITH--Private First Class Brandon Will of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participates in the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) at Camp Smith NY February 4th. The EST simulates live fire exercises in a virtual reality setting in this case operating a M240B machine gun in a simulated convoy in Kandahar Afghanistan.
19 Jan, 2023LEEDS-- New York Nava Militia Senior Chief Timothy Otty presents a Naval Milita challenge coin to Matthew Durocher, the Division of Military and Naval Affairs regional mechanic, during a visit to the Leeds Armory on January 18, 2023. The New York Naval Militia stores several boats used by the Military Emergency Boat Service at the armory and Durocher plays a key role in keeping things running at the armory, enabling the Naval Militia to conduct its mission.
27 Jan, 2023HORN OF AFRICA--New York Army National Guard Capt. Mike Kirwin the commander of Alpha Company 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Regiment left and Col. Sean Flynn the commander of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team pose for a photograph in the Horn of Africa on Jan. 21 2023 while Flynn was visiting the company at on of Task Force Wolfhounds outstations in the region. Task Force Wolfhound led by the 69th Infantry is providing security for U.S. bases in the region. The C-12 Flynn was traveling in was piloted by pilots assigned to the New York National Army National Guards Detachment 5 of C Company 2nd Battalion of the 245th Aviation Regiment.
31 Jan, 2023KATTERBACH, GERMANY-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Joint Military Training Group-Ukraine listen as Army 1st Lt. Sean Schlagel an aviation officer assigned to Bravo Company 1st Battalion 3rd Aviation Regiment (Attack Battalion) gives an overview of the capabilities of the AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter during a professional development event in Katterbach Germany Jan. 4 2023. The event organized for Soldiers assigned to Task Force Orion manned by the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, followed their training in the Army's military decision-making process and helped them understand how to incorporate aviation and air defense assets into planning for combat operations.
27 Jan, 2023STATEN ISLAND--New York Army National Guard Major Kevin Vilardo the executive officer of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters Battalion left passes the guidon of the 42nd Infantry Division Signal Company to Capt. Joseph F. Bologna during change of command ceremonies on January 21 2023 at the Manor Road Armory in Staten Island. Bologna replaced Capt.Ryan M. Visgauss as the commander of the company.
25 Jan, 2023FORT POLK-- New York Army National Guard Sgt.Klayton McCallum and Sgt. Thomas Mulhern, both from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, are representing the entire Army National Guard at the Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark U.S. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Polk, Louisiana. You can track what is going on this week here: https://www.facebook.com/ArmyBestMedicCompetition/.
24 Jan, 2023ROCHESTER-- Soldiers assigned to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion salute during their farewell ceremony held on January 22 2023 at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport. 350 members of the battalion and 45 Soldiers from Bravo Company 3rd Battalion 126th General Support Aviation Battalion aer currently at Fort Indiantown Gap training for a deployment to Kuwait later this year.
23 Jan, 2023RONKONKOMA--Soldiers of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion and their families gather at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Ronkonkoma on January 22 for a ceremony to mark their deployment to Kuwait. The Soldiers will train at Fort Indiantown Gap and then Fort Hood prior to heading for the Middle East.
19 Jan, 2023Westhampton Beach-- Members of the 106th Rescue Wing Base Honor Guard stand at attention during training at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach on January 8, 2023. Pictured are, from left: Staff Sgt Dominick Barget, Senior Airman Yanier Romero, Staff Sgt Colleen Bonamico, Master Sgt Alan Sanchez, Staff Sgt Duquann Hinton, and Tech. Sgt Michael Pennolino
17 Jan, 2023SARATOGA SPRINGS-- New York Army National Guard recruiters who were recognized for their efforts in 2022 display their awards during the Recruiting and Retention Battalion Dining Out held on January 7, 2023 in Saratoga Springs, New York. The New York Army National Guard recruiters were the only National Guard recruiting team to meet their goal, and even exceed it, for fiscal 2022.
12 Jan, 2023DJIBOUTI-- Lt. Col. Shawn Tabankin, commander of New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, presents a challenge coin to Capt. Nina Skinner, the battalion communications officer, after she completed a Norwegian Foot March at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 16, 2022. Skinner received the coin for placing first among female participants with a finish time of 3 hours and 59 minutes.
10 Jan, 2023ALBANY--Michael Searing poses for a photo with his parents Thomas and Kimberly as well as his older brother John during a Make a Wish event on January 8th during which he was a Soldier for the Day. The event was organized by Make-a- Wish and the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion for Michael where he was sworn in as a Soldier in the Army for a day and received a military escort to the Albany airport where he boarded a flight for Disney World with his family.
10 Jan, 2023CAMP SMITH--New York Guard Col Stephen Ryan, Deputy Commander New York Guard leads a Profession Development class for New York Guard service members assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) on January 7, 2023, at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortlandt Manor, NY. The training lesson covered saluting protocols, proper wear of uniform, and military email etiquette. The purpose of professional development is to help the service members develop their knowledge, skills and experience for their present roles and any potential future roles as prepared and capable leaders.
6 Jan, 2023SCOTIA--Dr. Robert Donnell a retired Navy officer pins an additional star onto the uniform of his daughter Major General Denise Donnell the commander of the New York Air National Guard during her promotion ceremony on Jan. 6 2023 at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia New York. At right is her brother John Donnell a technical sergeant in the Michigan Air National Guard also assists.
5 Jan, 2023NIAGARA FALLS--Staff Sgt Kevin Au 107th Attack Wing receives the New York State Military Commendation Medal from Col Andrew Carlson wing commander and Brigadier General Denise Donnell commander of the New York Air National Guard Dec 30 2022 Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Eighteen members of the 107 ATKW earned the medal for displaying exemplary dedication and resiliency during their activation through a storm that would eventually claim 39 lives.
4 Jan, 2023BUFFALO-- New York Guard Staff Sgt. Kris Bateman, (L) and SPC Israa Cahill (M) work alongside a New York Army National Guard soldier as DLAN Operators in the Joint Operations Center (JOC), at the Connecticut St. Armory, Buffalo NY on December 29th, 2022, as part of Joint Task Force 5 Operation December Winter Storm 2022. Eight New York Guard members are on state active duty, along with over six hundred Soldiers from the New York National Guard in the western New York area, who are assisting with rescue and recovery efforts following the historic snowstorm which hit the region over the Christmas weekend.