23 May, 2022OVER THE ATLANTIC--New York Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Steven Benza, a loadmaster, and Chief Master Sgt. Craig Connor, a flight engineer, who are both assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, work to assemble a medical supply cargo drop during a mission into the North Atlantic on May 20, 2022. The 106th Rescue Wing launched a mission to drop medical supplies to the crew of the French-registered sailboat Namah which was sailing from France to Panama and was 1,200 east of Long Island. A crewmember had second degree burns and the crew required supplies to treat her.
20 May, 2022STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- New York Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Byron A. Catu,a member of the 105th Airlift Wing, receives the Meritorious Service Medal from Brig. Gen. Denise Donnell, the commander of the New York Air National Guard, during an award ceremony at Stewart Air National Guard Base on May 15, 2022. Catu, and three other flying crew chiefs, were recognizes for their service on multiple missions flown into an out of Afghanistan in August, 2021 in support of Operation Allies Refuge, the effort to evacuate Afghans who added the United States as Kabul fell to the Taliban.
19 May, 2022STEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Joseph A. Cincotta ( right) accepts the colors of the 105th Airlift Wing from Col. Gary Charlton II, the wing commander, during a ceremony marking his assumption of authority as the highest ranking enlisted leader in the 105th Airlift Wing on May 15, 2022 at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh.
12 May, 2022KINGSTON-New York Naval Militia landing craft LC-350 pulls up on shore in Kingston, New York to debark an ATV assigned to the 2nd Civil Support Team on May 11 during a three-day United States Coast Guard exercise testing an interagency response to an oil spill on the Hudson River. Along with deploying the Civil Support Team to help analyze the spill, the Military Emergency Boat Team deployed an oil boom in the river.
3 May, 2022HANCOCK FIELD, Syracuse--Col. William J. McCrink 174th Attack Wing Commander stands next to Col. Kevin St.John during an assumption of command ceremony of the 152nd Air Operations Group at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Saturday April 30. St. John replaced Col. James J. Muscatello who had commanded the 152nd AOG since 2020.
10 May, 2022NIAGARA FALLS-- A CH-47 Chinook assigned to the New York Army National Guards Bravo Company 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation removes a 3900-pound steel pontoon from the Niagara River just above the American side of Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls New York on May 4 2022. The pontoon which washed away from an ice dam in 2019 was removed because of concerns that it could go over the falls and damage the Cave of the Winds.
9 May, 2022BRASILIA, Brazil- New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 222nd Command and Control Squadron which augments the U.S. agency managing American surveillance satellites pose with Brazilian officials at Brazils Space Operations Center in Brasilia the countrys capital on April 19 2022. The Guard Airmen were there as part of a State Partnership Program exchange.
6 May, 2022SLEEPY HOLLOW- Combined Color Guards from the New York Guard, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police, and the Veterans Corps of Artillery, an honorary military organization, present arms during a ceremony honoring members of the New York Guard who died while protecting the New York City water system during World War I on May 1 in Sleep Holly Cemetery. Forty members of the state militia force died from influenza and accidents while protecting the city water system from sabotage.
6 May, 2022FORT DRUM--A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter assigned to the 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation Regiment takes off to conduct aerial gunnery training at Fort Drum New York on April 28 2022. The battalion conducted annual training at Fort Drum from April 23 to May 7 as they prepare to mobilize and deploy to Kuwait in June.
3 May, 2022CATSKILL-- The crew of the New York Naval Militias latest landing craft LC-351 form up in front of the boat during a christening ceremony at Historic Catskill Point Catskill New York April 30 2022. After taking delivery in March the 39 foot boat was christened by its sponsor Mrs. Patricia Weill and the boat will join the Navail Militias Military Emergency Boat Service. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Ryan Campbell)
3 May, 2022FORT DRUM- Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 3rd BAttalion, 142nd Aviation participate in Simulated Water Egress Training at the McGrath sports complex at Fort Drum, New York on April 29, 2022. The training is simulates a situation where a Soldier might need to evacuate a helicopter or vehicle that has been submerged in water.
2 May, 2022LATHAM-- New York Rear Admiral Lawrence Weill speaks after taking command of the 2700-member New York Naval Militia during ceremonies at New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham New York on April 29 2022. Weill a retired Navy Reserve officer and Walworth New York leads the largest state naval force in the country.
28 Apr, 2022LATHAM-- Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General of New York, presents Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters building superintendent with an award marking his 36 years of service as a state employee during a retirement ceremony on April 28 at the headquarters building in Latham. Along with serving as a facilities employee, Olsen also served 23 years as a New York Army National Guard infantryman.
27 Apr, 2022LATHAM-Soldiers, Airmen and civilians assigned to New York National Guard headquarters gather out side Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters on Wednesday, April 27 to mark "Denim Day". The last Wednesday of April is earmarked as Denim Day on which people where denim clothing to indicate support for sexual assault awareness.
22 Apr, 2022NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Major Michael McLean, the executive officer of the 369th Special Troops Battalion, conducts a tour of the historic Harlem Armory for a delegation of South African officers on April 21, 2022. The South African officers, and representatives of their military academy, where in New York to initial a faculty exchange agreement with the United States Military Academy. The New York National Guard has had a State Partnership Program agreement with South Africa's military since 2003.
21 Apr, 2022US Army National Guard soldier Spc. Arnaldo Santos assigned to the 222nd Military Police Company perform the 100 swim in uniform which is part of the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge event at west point military academy APR. 6-8 2022.The three-day event consists of several events to test Soldiers on their Army knowledge physical fitness and tactical prowess ending in a 12-mile road march and the privilege to represent New York at the regional and national levels.
12 Apr, 2022US Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Sanchez assigned to the New York Army National Guards 222nd Military Police Company prepares for the deadlift portion of the Army Combat Fitness Test during the New York Best Warrior Competition at the Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor N.Y. April 6 2022. Sanchez earned the title of Best NCO at the conclusion of the training competition that included events such as fitness land navigation warrior tasks essay writing a board appearance and weapons qualification. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Pfc. Jean Sanon)
6 Apr, 2022U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ray Shields the adjutant general passes the colors of the New York Air National Guard to Air Force Brig. Gen. Denise Donnell signifying her assumption of command of the states Air National Guard at the Joint Force Headquarters in Latham New York April 2 2022. Donnell assumes command of the states nearly 6000 Air National Guard members the nations largest Air National Guard component from Maj. Gen. Timothy LaBarge who retires after 39 years of service. . (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. William Gizara)
31 Mar, 2022U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Derrick Perez the incoming first sergeant of the New York Army National Guards 133rd Composite Supply Company receives his promotion to first sergeant and is pinned by his daughter prior to his change of responsibility ceremony at Army Reserve Readiness Center on Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn N.Y. March 27 2022. Perez and the 133rd Supply Company are part of the 369th Sustainment Brigade the Armys famed Harlem Hellfighters. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Sebastian Rothwyn)
30 Mar, 2022Schenectady County Legislator Gary Hughes thanks New York Army National Guard Sgt. Olivia Mannetti for her service at the Glendale Home in Glenville New York March 25 2022. The Glendale Home is a 200-bed nursing home where seven Soldiers and New York Guard state defense force volunteers deployed to assist with the care of residents during the recent COVID-19 Omicron surge. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Gunther)
21 Mar, 2022GUILDERLAND --Spc Ilies Benaiche of Bravo Company 642nd Aviation Support Battalion fires a M-4 Carbine while participating in the 42nd Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigades best warrior competition at Guilderland Range NY on 19 March. The competition was designed to evaluate the basic soldier skills of participants while under stressful situations.
18 Mar, 2022NEW YORK-- Lt. Col. Shawn Tabankin and Regimental Pipe Major Joe Brady lead the Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, past St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York on March 17, 2022 as the battalion leads the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. The "Fighting 69th" has led the world's largest St. Patrick's Day parade since 1851.
15 Mar, 2022SCOTIA--U.S. Air National Guard Staff. Sgt. Jason Candido, a propulsion specialist at the 109th Airlift Wing, performs maintenance on a 3.5 turbo engine on Jan. 26, 2022 at Stratton Air National Guard Base in Schenectady, New York. Candido was one of two airmen who spent over a month assembling the engine from scratch. The new engine will provide more power for the wing's LC-130 Skibirds as they take off from the ice in Antarctica or Greenland.
14 Mar, 2022NIAGARA FALLS-- New York Air National Guard Col. Gary R. Charlton II, right, the outgoing commander of the 107th Attack Wing, congratulates his successor, Lt. Col. Andrew J. Carlson during change of command ceremonies at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on March 12, 2022. Charlton is moving on to command the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York.
11 Mar, 2022WATERVLIET--Codi Dowen a supply technician inspects assault packs at the New York Army National Guard Central Issue Facility at the Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet New York on March 9th 2022 . After being turned in the packs will be inspected repaired or serviced if needed and await issue to a new unit in the future.
9 Mar, 2022BRONX--New York Army National Guard leaders and New York State Office of General Services Commissioner Jeanette Moy toss a ceremonial shovel of sand during ground breaking ceremonies at the Bronx Armory Complex in New York City on March 3, 2022 to mark the start of a $10 million building upgrade. The Soldiers are, from left, Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, Lt. Col. Jeffery Roth, commander of the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, and Capt. Zachary Rowland, the commander of the battery which is headquartered in the building.
3 Mar, 2022SYRACUSE -- Capt. Nicholas Charnley, Maj. Dermot Gavin and Maj. Jared Kausner assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Teamdiscuss the theoretical application of multi-domain operations in a modern-day version of the Battle of Saipain in World War II, during a leaders workshop in Syracuse New York February 26 2022. The workshop served to prepare the 27th IBCTs senior leaders for upcoming deployments and development of their future forces.
1 Mar, 2022WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Major General Timothy LaBarge, the commander of the New York Air National Guard, presents New York Conspicuous Service Award to U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dawne Deskins the deputy director of the Air National Guard during her retirement ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling District of Columbia Feb. 25 2022. Deskins, retired after 37 years of military service in the Air Force and the New York Air National Guard. She commanded the Eastern Air Defense Sector before taking on responsibilities at National Guard Bureau.
28 Feb, 2022JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX- LAKEHURST-- Soldiers assigned to Headquarters Company of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry fire 60mm mortars on Range 59c at Fort Dix, New Jersey. The 60mm mortar is a lightweight man-portable muzzle-loaded weapon consisting of a smooth-bore metal tube fixed to a base plate with a lightweight bipod mount and a sight.
18 Feb, 2022PANAMA CITY, Florida-- New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing firefighters extinguish live-fire training props at Silver Flag exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base Panama City Fla. January 6 2022. Nineteen Airmen from the 106th Civil Engineering Squadron traveled to Tyndall AFB for a 10-day exercise where they trained and tested their readiness.
17 Feb, 2022GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE--Airmen assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing prepare to set up camp on the ice of the Great Sacandaga Lake near Northville, New York on Feb. 15, 2022 . The Airmen were training on the tasks involved with creating an ice "ski-way" to land massive ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules aircraft on ice in the polar regions.
14 Feb, 2022FORT HAMILTON-New York National Guard Soldiers practice immobilizing an injured leg during Emergency Medical Technician training conducted at the U.S. Army Reserve Center at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn on February 8, 2022. The Soldiers are among 400 New York Military Forces members being trained as EMTs, even though they are not military medics, in an effort to make the New York National Guard more flexible when responding to emergency situations.
11 Feb, 2022New York National Guard service members and support staff of the Baychester COVID-19 Vaccination Site help to administer the 100,000th shot to Horace Green, 59, of the Bronx, New York, February 10, 2022. The milestone was achieved in 315 days of operations in support of the community. U.S. National Guard photo courtesy of 1st Lt. Levi Jordan.
9 Feb, 2022CORTLANDT MANOR -- New York National Guard Capt. Eric Samson the incoming commander of the 719th Composite Truck Company holds the guidon with the units colors as he takes charge of the responsibility and authority of the company during a change of command ceremony at the Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor N.Y. Feb. 6 2022. Lt. Col. Michael Bedryk commander of the 369th Special Troops Battalion passed the guidon to Samson during the ceremony that marked the change of the 719th Composite Truck Company's commander from outgoing Capt. Seun Ogunkoya to incoming Samson.
7 Feb, 2022CAMP SMITH--U.S. Army Capt. Rolando Sierra, the commander of the 138th Public Affairs Detachment (left), and Sgt. 1st Class Warren Wright, the noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the detachment (right), encase the colors at a farewell deployment ceremony at Camp Smith, N.Y., January 25, 2022. The 138th PAD deployed to the Balkans in support of operation Kosovo Force 30, a NATO-led international peacekeeping force in Kosovo.
31 Jan, 2022FORT HOOD, TEXAS-- Staff Sgt. Dylan Delamarter, a member of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, and Sgt. Ethan Hart, from the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, who are both combat medics transport a a patient during the Army's Best Medic Competition. Twenty-two two-Soldier teams from around the world traveled to Fort Hood Texas to competes to be named the Army's Best Medic during the 72-hour event.
26 Jan, 2022FARMINGDALE-- New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen review the steps for evaluating patients during emergency medical technician training conducted on January 17, 2022 at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center on Long Island. The 37-member class, is one of 11 planned to provide EMT training to 400 members of the New York National Guard at the direction of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.
25 Jan, 2022ELMONT--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Victor Nicotra, assigned to Alpha Co., Recruiting and Retention Battalion, repels down from the UBS Arena rafters for the ceremonial puck drop during Military Appreciation Night at the Islanders vs Coyote game January 21 2022 in Elmont, New York.
5 Jan, 2022LATHAM-- Members of the New York Naval Militia on duty at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham New York salute Naval Militia Gunnery Sgt. Elena Parra-Perez with a traditional Piping Ashore ceremony on Dec. 29 2021 as she concludes her tour of duty with the detail. Naval Militia Sailors and Marines have been working in the personnel and finance offices during the New York National Guard COVID-19 response to assist with administrative tasks. The New York Naval Militia is composed of Navy Coast Guard and Marine Corps Reserve members who also volunteer to perform state duty when called.