NYS DMNA Photo Archive

Oneida airport officials thanked

18 Dec, 2015

Oneida airport officials thankedGRIFFISS TECH PARK--Major General Patrick Murphy ( left) the Adjutant General of New York and Col. Timothy LaBarge the commander of the 105th Airlift Wing presented a 105th Airlift Wing poster to Oneida County Aviation Commissioner Russell Stark in recognition of the support that Griffiss International Airport and the Million Air company provide to the wings training program. The 105th Airlift Wing is based at Stewart Air National Guard Base outside Newburgh.
Fallen Airman remembered

31 Dec, 2015

Fallen Airman rememberedHAWTHORNE--Colonel Timothy J. LaBarge, commander of the 105th Airlift Wing presents an American flag to the wife of New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm at a funeral ceremony held on December 30, 2015. Tech. Sgt. Lemm was killed in action while deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on December 21st, 2015.
152nd Engineer Co. Video honored

30 Dec, 2015

152nd Engineer Co. Video honoredBUFFALO-- Soldiers of the 152nd Engineer company manuever at annual training in a video they prepared for submission in the first New York National Guard video competition. Their video was picked as the best unit video by Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York. Earlier this year the general urged Army and Air Guard units to submit videos highlighting their unit training.
Fallen Airman Honored at Stewart Air Guard Base

28 Dec, 2015

Fallen Airman Honored at Stewart Air Guard BaseSTEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--The remains of New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Joseph G. Lemm are transferred from a C-17 to a hearse during a ceremony on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at Stewart Air National Guard Base by members of the 105th Airlift Wing. Lemm was killed in action while deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on December 21st 2015. Staff Sgt. Louis Bonacasa, another member of the 105th Base Defense Squadron and four other Airmen were also killed in the attack.
Funeral Honors in Waterford

28 Dec, 2015

Funeral Honors in WaterfordWATERFORD, N.Y. -- As part of final honors for WWII veteran Leo P. Dean, New York Army National Guard Honor Guard OIC 1st Lt. Alix Walls (right) presents the flag that draped Dean's casket to his friend Renee Farley (left) during Dean's funeral at St. Mary's Cemetery here on Dec. 17, 2015. Walls is from Rock City Falls, N.Y. (U.S. National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Raymond Drumsta, 42nd Infantry Division/released)
Community March to Honored Deployed Troops

24 Dec, 2015

Community March to Honored Deployed TroopsGLENS FALLS, N.Y. - New York Army National Guard Soldiers join dozens of military family members and hundreds of friends for the 12th annual Christmas Eve-morning three mile road march in Glens Falls, N.Y. to show support for military men and women serving in Afghanistan and locations around the world. The event was led by guidon bearers from the 1427th Transportation Company carried by Spc. Andrew Sheerer and 466th Area Support Medical Company carried by Spc. Cody LaBarge, based in Queensbury and the 206th Military Police Company from Latham, N.Y. carried by Staff Sgt. Casey Harris. U.S. National Guard photo by New York Army National Guard Col. Richard Goldenberg/RELEASED.
New York Air Guard tracks Santa

23 Dec, 2015

New York Air Guard  tracks SantaROME- New York Air National Guard Staff Sergeants Tom Silva and Rachael Alcorta practice Santa tracking at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Each year the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, conducts its annual "Santa Tracking" by hosting a website that allows kids to follow Santa Claus journey around the world on Christmas Eve. See the Santa Tracking site here:http://www.noradsanta.org/
105th Airmen who died in Afghanistan honored

23 Dec, 2015

105th Airmen who died in Afghanistan honoredBAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan- Soldiers and Airmen pay their respects to six Air Force members killed by a suicide bomber while on a mission outside Bagram Air Base on Monday, Dec. 21. Two of those killed -- Tech Sgt. Joseph Lemm and Staff Sgt.Michael Bonacasa-- were members of the New York Air National Guard's 105th Airlift Wing.
Airmen volunteer for Homes for Humanity

18 Dec, 2015

Airmen volunteer for Homes for HumanityNEWBURGH--New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Daniel DiChiara president of the 105th Airlift Wing First Six Council uses a cordless drill to drive a screw through a stake and into a wooden board while New York Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Elizabeth Colton of 105th Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Port holds the stake steady.
CH-130 prepped for maintenance on Long Island

18 Dec, 2015

CH-130 prepped for maintenance on Long IslandWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - A New York Air National Guard HC-130 Hercules belonging to the 102nd Rescue Squadron a unit of the 106th Rescue Wing is marshalled on the flightline amidst heavy fog during a routine maintainence test at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base Dec. 14 2015.
MQ-9 Takes Flight at Hancock Field

17 Dec, 2015

MQ-9 Takes Flight at Hancock FieldSYRACUSE--An MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft operated by the New York Air National Guards 174th Attack Wing takes to the air from the runway at Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse N.Y. on Wednesday Dec. 162015. This was the first time a military RPA operated from an air field used by both military and civilian aircraft. Hancock Field Air National Guard Base the home of the 174th shares the field with the commercial airport. Until now the wing has only flow its MQ-9 Reaper aircraft from Wheeler Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum N.Y.
369th Soldiers give to Harlem kids

15 Dec, 2015

369th Soldiers give to Harlem kidsNEW YORK--Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 369th Sustainment Brigade pose with children from the Harlem Children's Zone during a toy and coat drive event at the Harlem Armory December 5 2015. The event was organized as a way for the 369th Sustainment Brigade to give back to the community in which the unit has its roots.
Band Appears at Music Student Convention

14 Dec, 2015

Band Appears at Music Student ConventionROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Band play with student performers attending the annual Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association at the Riverside Convention Center here on Saturday, Dec. 5. The New York Army National Guard's Recruiting Battalion arranged the band's Brass Quintet so the students could learn how to put their musical skills to use and see if they can meet the Army's standards for performance.
Students meet MRE cooking challenge

10 Dec, 2015

Students meet MRE cooking challengeGOSHEN, N.Y. -- Student chefs (left) wait in anticipation as New York Army National Guard culinary specialists Sgt. Duwann Gordon (middle) and Pvt. Yorby Fernandez (right) judge a meal the students prepared using MRE food components at a Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) vocational education facility here on Dec. 4 2015. The students prepared meals with MREs as part of a New York Army National Guard educational challenge designed to test their skills and familiarize them with Army careers.
Troops young and old mark National Guard Birthday

11 Dec, 2015

Troops young and old mark National Guard BirthdayLATHAM, N.Y. -- New York National Guard recruits Zander Griffin (left) and Andrew Valenza (right) join retired New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Five Brian Smith to cut a cake during ceremonies celebrating the National Guard's 379th birthday at the New York State Division of Military Affairs here on Dec. 11, 2015. Griffin and Valenza, both 17, are some the of youngest New York National members while Smith served for 39 years as helicopter pilot. Smith performed tours of duty in Iraq and Bosnia, took part in humanitarian missions in Central America, and responded to domestic emergencies such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. To recognize his many years of service, Smith was awarded the Legion of Merit at the cake-cutting ceremony. Griffin is part of the 109 Airlift Wing and Valenza is part of Joint Force Headquarters. The National Guard traces its birth to December 13, 1636 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Raymond Drumsta, 42nd Infantry Division/released)
New Commander for HHC 369th Sustainment Bde

10 Dec, 2015

New Commander for HHC 369th Sustainment BdeCAMP SMITH-- New York Army National Guard Capt. Odelle Despot accepts the guidon of Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 369th Sustainment Brigade during change of command ceremonies conducted at Camp Smith Training Site on Saturday Dec. 5. He replaces Capt. Louis Delli-Pizzi as the commander of the company.
Couple honored at St. Barbara's Day Dinner

8 Dec, 2015

Couple honored at St. Barbara's Day DinnerLONG ISLAND CITY--New York Army National Guard Sgt 1st Class Jonathan Morrison a member of Headquarters Battery 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery poses with his wife Danielle Morrison during the annual St. Barbaras Day Dinner held on Friday Dec. 4 2015. Morrison was awarded the Order of St. Barbara for his contributions to the Field Artillery Community while his wife was honored with the Honorable Order of Molly Pitcher for her support of the battalion.
Martin Van Buren honored on birthday

8 Dec, 2015

Martin Van Buren honored on birthdayKINDERHOOK--New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields and Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski prepare to present a wreath from President Barack Obama honoring President Martin Van Buren during a ceremony at the Dutch Reformed Cemetery in Kinderhook N.Y. on Dec. 5 2015 the 233rd anniversary of the eighth presidents birth here in 1782. The military lays wreaths from the current president at the graves of former presidents on the anniversay of their birth. Kinderhook Mayor Carol Weaver looks on.
Engineers Celebrate the Holidays

7 Dec, 2015

Engineers Celebrate the HolidaysKINGSTON-- Soldiers of the 1156th Engineer Company are served Christmas Dinner by one of the company's officers during the unit's annual holiday gathering at the Armory here. Soldiers and their family members enjoyed a traditional military holiday dinner, served by the leaders of the company.
New York Air National Guard Exhibit Opens

3 Dec, 2015

New York Air National Guard Exhibit OpensSARATOGA SPRINGS -- The New York State Military Museums newest exhibit Ever Upward, telling the story of the New York Air National Guard, opened to the public on Nov 20. The exhibit includes several photographs and artifacts to highlight the story of the 5,600 member New York Air National Guard.
Groundbreaking for new facility at Camp Smith

30 Nov, 2015

Groundbreaking for new facility at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH-- Assemblywoman Sandra Galef ( far left) joined Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy the Adjutant General of New Yorkand other members of the New York Army National Guard and construction contractors for a ceremonial ground breaking on a new Combined Support Maintenance Shop at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor NY on November 24 2015. The new facility which is expected to be completed by December 2017 is designed to provide maintenance support for approximately 1200 wheeled vehicles assigned to NY Army National Guard units in the Hudson Valley Long Island and New York City areas.
New Yorkers Load Trees for Troops

23 Nov, 2015

New Yorkers Load Trees for TroopsMembers of the New York Army and Air National Guard load one of about 125 donated Christmas Trees at Ellms Tree Farm in Charlton N.Y. in support of their delivery this holiday season as part of Trees for Troops on Monday. Nov. 30. The Soldiers part of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters and Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing were present to show their support of fellow service members currently overseas for the holiday season. The donated trees will be delivered to Fort Bragg North Carolina.
Empire Shield Helps Secure Holiday Travelers

25 Nov, 2015

Empire Shield Helps Secure Holiday TravelersNew York Army National Guard Sgt. Norma Saderimoreira helps provide security support at New York Citys Pennsylvania Station AMTRAK platforms Nov. 25. The New York National Guards Joint Task Force Empire Shield regularly employs forces in support of city, state and federal law enforcement agencies across New York City. November 25th is considered the busiest travel day of the year as families gather for the Thanksgiving holiday. Photo by Spc. Napoleon Valazquez, Joint Task Force Empire Shield.
Soldiers Finish Instructor Class

13 Nov, 2015

Soldiers Finish Instructor ClassCAMP SMITH --Soldiers who successfully completed the Army Basic Instructor Course taught by the 106th Regional Training Institute at Camp Smith Training Site near Peakskill pose for a class picture in Nov. 18 2015. The class, taught November 9-18, prepares officers and non-commissioned officers to provide effective classroom instruction. Participants included Sodliers from the New York Army National Guards 106th Regional Training Institute the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and the 53rd Troop Command and a member of the District of Columbia Army National Guard.
State Police Leader Recognized by ESGR

19 Nov, 2015

State Police Leader Recognized by ESGRBOLTON LANDING--New York Army National Sgt. 1st Class Juanita Salas-Jackson congratulates New York State Police Superintendent Joseph DAmico after presenting him with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriotic Employer Award pin to at New York State Intelligence Summit held November 18 at the Sagamore Resort and Conference Center in Bolton Landing New York as Major General Patrick Murphy the Adjutant General of New York looks on. Salas-Jackson a New York State Trooper and military liaison between the two agencies. Superintendent DAmico was recognized for supporting programs that support the estimated 1600 military veterans and service member serving in law enforcement as members of the State Police.
Rainbow Division Honored for Veterans Day

12 Nov, 2015

Rainbow Division Honored for Veterans DayGARDEN CITY--New York Army National Guard Major Ian Seagriff and Staff Sergeant Justin Wolcott presented a memorial wreath on behalf of the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division at the World War I Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial located on Long Island in Garden City (Nassau County) on Nov. 10, 2015 to honor the service of past 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers for Veterans Day. The monument commemorates the location where the division was mobilized during World War I.
369th Leaders participate in Conference

28 Oct, 2015

369th Leaders participate in ConferenceCAMP ATTERBURY, IN--Col. David Martinez, commander of the New York Army National Guard's 369th Sustainment Brigade, participates in discussion Oct. 25 during First Army's first Total Force Sustainment Readiness Commanders Conference at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Attending the conference were commanders of Army National Guard and Army Reserve sustainment units, along with commanders of their active-duty sustainment unit training partners, and senior leaders from First Army, National Guard Bureau, Army Reserve, U.S. Forces Command and Combined Arms Support Command. Participants worked on building partnerships and discussed how to maximize opportunities to provide the readiness training reserve-component sustainment units want and need.
Jet on Display at State Headquarters

9 Nov, 2015

Jet on Display at State HeadquartersLATHAM -- New York Air National Guard Airmen from the 174th Attack Wing, Syracuse deliver and assemble an F-16 Jet Fighter outside the NYS Division of Military and Naval Affairs and headquarters of the New York Army and Air National Guard for permanent display, here Nov. 7.
Harlen Hellfighters March in Veterans Day Parade

12 Nov, 2015

Harlen Hellfighters March in Veterans Day ParadeNEW YORK-- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 369th Sustainment Brigade head down 5th Avenue during the New York City Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, Nov. 11. More than 1,000 members of the brigade, as well as the 42nd Infantry Division Band and members of the New York Guard, the state's volunteer defense force, participated in the annual event.
Henry Johnson Medal on Display

12 Nov, 2015

Henry Johnson Medal on DisplayALBANY--Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, and Command Sgt. Major Anthony McLean, Command Sgt. Major of the 369th Sustainment Brigade, speak to reporters following a ceremony at the New York State Capitol on Monday Nov. 9 marking the display of a Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to New York National Guard Soldier Sgt. Henry Johnson for his heroic actions in 1918. McLean accepted the award of the New York State Medal for Valor the states higheste military award on Johnsons behalf.
102nd Rescue Squadron part of Southern Strike 16

8 Nov, 2015

102nd Rescue Squadron part of Southern Strike 16GULFPORT, MS - New York Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Dave Rosante, an airman with the 102nd Rescue Squadron,part of the 106th Rescue Wing, conducts Forward Area Refueling Point training at the Trent Lott Combat Readiness Training Center during Exercise Southern Strike 16, Nov. 2, 2015.The exercise emphasizes air-to-air, air-to-ground, and special operations forces training opportunities.
Jet on Way to Headquarters Front Gate

5 Nov, 2015

Jet on Way to Headquarters Front GateHANCOCK AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 174th Attack Wing dismantle an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse N.Y., on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. The aircraft will be shipped to New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham, N.Y.where it will be displayed at the front gate.
Citizens Learn Preparedness Skills

22 Oct, 2015

Citizens Learn Preparedness SkillsGreat Neck, NY - New York Army National Guard Captain Stephen Totter, Citizen Preparedness Training Instructor leads a Citizens Emergency Preparedness Corps session held at the Great Neck Social Center in Great Neck (Long Island), NY on October 20th 2015. The event is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's continuing Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, which gives citizens the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions.
New Command Sgt. Major for New York National Guard

2 Nov, 2015

New Command Sgt. Major for New York National GuardLATHAM --New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski ( left) accepts the colors of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs from Major General Patrick Murphy the Adjutant General Of New York during a Change-of-Responsibility ceremony on Friday Oct. 30 in which he took over as the Command Sgt. Major of the New York National Guard and New York Army National Guard. Piwowarski will now serve as the top enlisted advisor to Murphy on enlisted training morale and quality of life issues. He replaces Command Sgt. Major Louis Wilson who is retiring after 39 years of service.
Happy Halloween from 174th Attack Wing

29 Oct, 2015

Happy Halloween from 174th Attack WingHANCOCK FIELD-- The medical section of the New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing wishes everybody a Happy ( and Healthy) Halloween in a fun video posted on YouTube.
Solar Lighting System Installed at Gabreski ANGB

28 Oct, 2015

Solar Lighting System Installed at Gabreski ANGBWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - Staff Sgt. Edwin Laporte and Hector Gomez both members of the 106th Civil Engineering Squadron 106th Rescue Wing install a solar panel at FS Gabreski ANG on September 8 2015.The solar panels are part of a larger plan to reduce energy usage and save money by investing in renewable energy sources on base. (New York Air National Guard Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy released)
New Commander for 258th Field Artillery

28 Oct, 2015

New Commander for 258th Field ArtilleryCAMP SMITH-- Lt. Col. Pete Mehling accepts the colors of the 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery from Col. Joseph Biehler, the commander of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, during change-of-command ceremonies here on Saturday Oct. 24. Mehling takes over from Lt. Col. Dave Feeley. The Battalion also conducted a change of responsibility ceremony in which Command Sgt. Major Sgt. Major Edwin Garris took on those duties.
42nd Infantry Division Leaders

27 Oct, 2015

42nd Infantry Division LeadersMajor General Harry Miller (front left), the commander of the 42nd Infantry Division, Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski, and Col. Phil Pugliese, the 42nd Infantry Division Chief of Staff, pose with key members of their office staff during the division's annual Dining Out on Saturday, Oct. 24.
New Commander for 42nd ID Headquarters Battalion

26 Oct, 2015

New Commander for 42nd ID Headquarters BattalionTROY- Lt. Col. Mark Frank accepts the colors of the 42nd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion from Brig. Gen.Steven Ferrari during change of command ceremonies on Sunday, Oct. 25. Frank took command from Lt. Col. Christopher Panzer.
Search and Rescue at Camp Smith

23 Oct, 2015

Search and Rescue at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH--New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Adam Myers the non-commissioned officer in charge of the 109th Airlift Wing Fire Department urban search and rescue team at Stratton Air National Guard Base directd high angle training during a joint search and rescue training exercise Oct. 21 2015 at Camp Smith New York with members of the New York Air National Guards 106th Rescue Wing. The 109th USAR team the lead within the New York Air National Guard is currently the only self-sufficient fully capable mobile unit in the Air National Guard.
Civil Support Team Trains in Colonie

22 Oct, 2015

Civil Support Team Trains in ColonieLATHAM--New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Joshua Spagnola tests a potential hazardous material in a vacant residential building at the Colonie Fire Training Center in Latham Oct. 20. Members of the 2nd Civil Support Team trained at the center to improve and test their teams ability to rapidly detect and identify chemical biological radiological or nuclear (CBRN) hazardous and respond to these threats
National Guard EOD Battalion HQ Changes Leaders

18 Oct, 2015

National Guard EOD Battalion HQ Changes LeadersNew York Army National Guard Col. James Freehart transfers the unit guidon to Lt. Col. Jason Souza signifying the transfer of command of the 501st Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) during a ceremony, Oct. 17 at the Armed Forces Readiness Center in Scotia-Glenville. Souza last served as served in the 501st EOD Battalion as the Battalion Operations Officer and the 53rd Troop Command as the Assistant Operations Officer. Photo by Sgt. Maj. Corine Lombardo, New York National Guard.
Troops Volunteer to Support Suicide Prevention

18 Oct, 2015

Troops Volunteer to Support Suicide PreventionMembers of the New York Army and Air National Guard volunteer their time to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the 11th annual Capital Region Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, October 18 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, NY. Proceeds benefit local and national suicide prevention, awareness and education programs. The Soldiers and Airmen donated their own time and effort in support of the cause. Photo by Sgt. Maj. Corine Lombardo, New York National Guard.
New Commander for 3-142nd Aviation

17 Oct, 2015

New Commander for 3-142nd AviationLt. Col. Kevin Ferreira receives the battalion colors from 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade Commander Col. Jack James, center, as he takes command from Lt. Col. Jeffrey Baker, at right, of the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Camp Smith, N.Y. (New York Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis/Released)
Rollover Training at Fort Drum

16 Jun, 2015

Rollover Training at Fort DrumFORT DRUM- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division go through humvee rollover training at Fort Drum while on Annual Training.
Airman Train with High-Tech Gear

8 Oct, 2015

Airman Train with High-Tech GearWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - New York Air National Guard Pararescue Jumpers and Combat Rescue Officers with the 103rd Rescue Squadron 106th Rescue Wing conduct mass casualty training with the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge System (BATMAN) at FS Gabreski ANG on August 25 2015.The BATMAN system is an Air Force research laboratory advanced technology demostration program that develops enhanced capabilities for battlefield airmen. The program applies an airmen-centric design approach to all its research and development efforts to maximize the airmens mission effectiveness and efficiency.
NY and Mass Irish Regiments Compete at Camp Smith

7 Oct, 2015

NY and Mass Irish Regiments Compete at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH--Soldiers from the New York Army National Guards 1-69th Infantry Regiment and the Massachusetts Army National Guards 1-182nd Infantry Regiment compete in the Annual Logan-Duffy Rifle Match held at Camp Smith Training Site on October 3, 2015.
Remembering President Chester A. Arthur

5 Oct, 2015

Remembering  President Chester A. ArthurMENANDS- Brig. Gen Michael Swezey, commander of 53rd Troop Command and Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Wilson, New York State sergeant major, salute the gravesite of former President Chester A. Arthur during a ceremony on Oct. 5, honoring the 186th anniversary of his birth. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States, was presented with a formal wreath laying on his grave at Albany Rural Cemetery
Engineers at Work

5 Oct, 2015

Engineers at WorkSoldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 204th Engineer Battalion work to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany N.Y. on Friday Oct. 2 2015 as part of New Yorks preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane Joaquin. At the direction of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo members of the battalion were mobilized to work with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to clear obstructions from waterways which could cause flooding during a heavy rainfall. As part of that process the engineers created space where debris from the stream could be deposited.
Guard Engineers Clear Debris, Help Prevent Floods

2 Oct, 2015

Guard Engineers Clear Debris, Help Prevent FloodsNew York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 204th Engineer Battalion based in Binghamton N.Y. conduct debris clearance on Esopus Creek near Shandaken N.Y. October 2 in support of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Search and Rescue Training at 109th Airlift Wing

30 Sep, 2015

Search and Rescue Training at 109th Airlift WingSTRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Scotia --New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Jennifer Bristol and Staff Sgt. Christopher Meyer (center) rescue a victim as Tech. Sgt. Brian Kissinger (right) assists during confined space training for the 109th Fire Departments search and rescue team at Stratton Air National Guard Base New York on Sept. 17 2015. The 12-person search and rescue team trains monthly on various rescue techniques.
Taking a break at State Headquarters

29 Sep, 2015

Taking a break at State HeadquartersLATHAM-- Soldiers assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters Staff help themselves to lunch on Friday, Sept. 25, during a morale building picnic lunch held for members of the staff. Soldiers, Airmen and civilians assigned to state headquarters took some time off from work to eat hamburgers and hot dogs and enjoy each others company.
106th Rescue Wing opens Heritage Park

22 Sep, 2015

106th Rescue Wing opens Heritage ParkWESTHAMPTON BEACH--Retired New York Air National Guard Col. Robert Landsiedel, a former vice wing commander of the 106th Rescue Wing and the president of the wing Alumni Association is joined by Col. Thomas Owens, the commander of the 106th Rescue Wing, in cutting a ribbon opening the wing's Heritage Park at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base at Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 12. The park includes models of aircraft flown by the wing as well as brinks with names of past wing members on them.
Northeast Army Representatives Gather

24 Sep, 2015

Northeast Army Representatives GatherGLENVILLE, NY-- Representatives from the New York Army National Guard, the Army Reserve,and the 10th Mountain Division gather for a group photo at the Glenville Armed Forces Reserve Center on Sept. 23, following a meeting of the Northeast Regional Partnership. The Northeast Regional Partnership consists of units from the 10th Mountain Division, and units from the Army National Guard and Army Reserve that work together to implement the Army's Total Force Policy. The partnership is focused on maximizing the readiness of all units through shared training opportunities. The meeting was hosted by the 42nd Division.
42nd Band playing at Saratoga

15 Oct, 2015

42nd Band playing at SaratogaSARATOGA--The 42nd Infantry Division Band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Kimes, plays the national anthem prior to the start of the race day at the Saratoga race track on Aug. 14. The 42nd Band toured the state playing at nine different venues as part of their 2015 annual training.
Chaplains and Psychological Health Providers meet

2 Sep, 2015

Chaplains and Psychological Health Providers meetNew York Army National Guard Chaplains and members of the National Guard's Psychological Health and Suicide Prevention Program pose for a photograph during an August 18, 2015 workshop to discuss trends, resources and intervention tools. The workshop allowed participants to dialog on the importance of responding with safety and collaboration with Service Members, in immediate danger of harming themselves.
New Colonel at 109th Airlift Wing

28 Aug, 2015

New Colonel at 109th Airlift WingSTRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE- Newly promoted New York Air Natgional Guard Col. Jeffrey Hedges the 109th Mission Support Group commander gets pinned by his family during his promotion ceremony Aug. 18 2015 at Stratton Air National Guard Base New York.
New Commander at 427th Brigade Support Battalion

16 Sep, 2015

New Commander at 427th Brigade Support BattalionSYRACUSE--Col. Joesph Biehler, the 27th IBCT commander, presents the 427th Brigade Support Battalion's colors to Lt. Col. Patrick Clare during a battalion change of command ceremony in Syracuse Sept. 12. Clare, who previously served as the 427th executive officer, replaces departing commander Lt. Col. Scott Jessop
Hometown Heroes Run raises $$ for Guard families

20 Sep, 2015

Hometown Heroes Run raises $$ for Guard familiesCOLONIE- Racers get underway for the annual New York National Guard Family Readiness Council, Inc. Hometown Heroes Race on Sunday, Sept. 20, at Crossings of Colonie Park. More than 150 runners participated in the race which helps generate funds to aid Army and Air National Guard families.
Tank Restoration Teaches NY Soldiers History

17 Sep, 2015

Tank Restoration Teaches NY Soldiers HistoryNew York Army National Guard Spc. Jonathon Bishop, Co. B, 427th Brigade Support Battalion attaches a 30-cal. Machine Gun mount on a refurbished World War II-era M4A3 Sherman tank on permanent display at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, Sept. 15, 2015.
CH-47 Maintenance in Rochester

14 Sep, 2015

CH-47 Maintenance in RochesterROCHESTER-- New York Army National Guards Sgt. Jesse Montanye a member of B Company, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducts an inspection of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a regular drill day in Rochester Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.
101st Cavalry practice water borne recon

14 Sep, 2015

101st Cavalry practice water borne reconBUFFALO-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Aaron Lawrence and Spc. Zach Bouley, two infantrymen assigned to Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, recon a landing site in advance of an inbound F470 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a training exercise in Buffalo Sept 13. During the exercise soldiers from the troop conducted waterborne operations and practiced covertly deploying to a simulated enemy beachhead.
Signal Soldiers Train at Drum

28 Aug, 2015

Signal Soldiers Train at DrumFORT DRUM-- New York National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command, speaks to Soldiers of the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion during a visit to their annual training site at Fort Drum, NY on August 18, 2015.
Army Leadership Patriot Day Message

11 Sep, 2015

Army Leadership Patriot Day MessageOn this observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, we honor the sacrifice and values of those who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. As our thoughts are with those who lost loved ones on that tragic morning 14 years ago, we reflect on that day that demonstrated the resilience and readiness not only of this great Nation but of the U.S. Army.
Naval Militia Boat Detachment Honored

9 Sep, 2015

Naval Militia Boat Detachment HonoredMembers of the Whitehall (N.Y.) Detachment of the New York Naval Militias Military Emergency Boat Service receive the Naval Militias Josephthal Trophy for outstanding service from Rear Admiral Ten Eyck Trip Powell (at podium) the commander of the New York Naval Militia during a ceremony at Whitehalls Skenesborough Museum on Friday Sept. 5 2015. The Josephthal Trophey named after a former Naval Militia commander recognizes outstanding New York Naval Militia units and individuals.
101st Signal Battalion on the Range at Drum

28 Aug, 2015

101st Signal Battalion on the Range at DrumFORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Spc. Fernando Sanchez of the 101st Signal Battalion conducts a marksmanship class on a pop-up target range at Fort Drum New York on August 24 2015. The battalions annual two week training event focuses on building both the individual and collective skills of the Soldiers.
Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga

3 Sep, 2015

Military Appreciation Day at SaratogaSARATOGA SPRINGS-- Visitors to the Saratoga Race Track inspect New York Army National Guard equipment at a station manned by Army Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion during the track's Military Appreciation Day on Sept. 2, 2015.
Air Guard Command Chief Jumps Over Long Island

3 Sep, 2015

Air Guard Command Chief Jumps Over Long IslandWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - Air National Guard Chief Master Sergeant James W. Hotaling conducts his final jump from a military aircraft with Pararescue Jumpers from the New York Air National Guard's 103rd Rescue Squadron 106th Rescue Wing over FS Gabreski ANG on September 2nd 2015. During his visit with the 106th Rescue Wing Hotaling met with junior and senior enlisted airmen to discuss their needs and any ongoing issues they may be face. Has the eleventh Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Air National Guard, he represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the Air National Guard. Chief Hotaling is responsible for matters influencing the health morale and welfare of assigned enlisted personnel and their families.
Troop Command Leader visits 369th

28 Aug, 2015

Troop Command Leader visits 369thFORT DRUM --Brig. Gen. Michael C. Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command visits with Soldiers of the 369th Sustainment Brigade during annual training at Fort Drum, New York on August 18 2015. The brigades annual training event a two-week period focused on battle staff training for the brigade headquarters and individual and collective skills of the brigade Soldiers.
New officers pin on bars

28 Aug, 2015

New officers pin on barsCAMP SMITH-- The seven newest second lieutenants in the New York Army National Guard pose for a photograph after graduating from Officer Candidate School stand together a on Aug. 15, 2015, at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
Pararescue Jumpers Train

28 Aug, 2015

Pararescue Jumpers TrainWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - Pararescue Jumpers and Combat Rescue Officers with the 103rd Rescue Squadron 106th Rescue Wing conduct mass casualty training with the Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge System (BATMAN) at FS Gabreski ANG on August 25 2015.The BATMAN system is an Air Force research laboratory advanced technology demostration program that develops enhanced capabilities for battlefield airmen. The program applies an airmen-centric design approach to all its research and development efforts to maximize the airmens mission effectiveness and efficiency.
Defense Secretary To Hear from Troops

25 Aug, 2015

Defense Secretary To Hear from TroopsSecretary of Defense Ashton Carter will host a Worldwide "Troop Talk," event Tuesday, September 1 at 0900 Eastern Time. This event will feature live and pre-recorded questions from service members worldwide, which will then be live streamed via www.Defense.gov and broadcast live throughout the American Forces Radio and Television Service network from Studio 1, Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland. The hour-long forum will enable service members to interact directly with the Department's top leader on key issues that affect each of them. New York National Guard members can participate by submit questions via Facebook, Twitter @ #AskSecDef or emailing questions to AskSecDef@mail.mil.
Finance Soldiers mark deployment

10 Aug, 2015

Finance Soldiers mark deploymentQUEENS-- New York Army National Guard Soldier assigned to the 37th Financial Management Support Detachment take a group photograph along with Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command, and New York State Command Sgt. Major Louis Wilson on Sunday, August 9 during their Freedom Salute Ceremony at the Whitestone Armory. The Soldiers recently returned from a deployment where they managed finance offices in Kuwait and Jordan.
369th Cooks Feed Troops at Fort Drum

26 Aug, 2015

369th Cooks Feed Troops at Fort DrumFORT DRUM--New York Army National Guard Pvt. Leloua Koffi prepares salad in the dining facility during the 369th Sustainment Brigades annual training at Fort Drum August 20 2015. The battalions annual two week training event focuses on building both the individual and collective skills of the Soldiers.
369th Sustainment Bde troops hone driving skills

26 Aug, 2015

369th Sustainment Bde troops hone driving skillsFORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 369th Sustainment Brigade prepare to move out on a convoy driving course during training at Fort Drum on August 19. The brigade is conducting annual training at the post.
Band Plays on Long Island

14 Aug, 2015

Band Plays on Long IslandHICKSVILLE, - The New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division Band plays a free concert at Broadway Mall in Hicksville, Nassau County on August 11th 2015, as part of their annual training.Band members toured throughout the State, performing music spanning and connecting generations.
Recruiter Awarded Medal for Valor

24 Aug, 2015

Recruiter Awarded Medal for ValorFARMINGDALE -- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson receives the New York State Medal for Valor from Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, during Wednesday, August 19 ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center here. Watson, an Afghan veteran and medic, rushed out of her house in Syracuse on the night of Nov. 5, 2014 to treat two victims of a driveby shooting despite not knowing if more gunfire would erupt.
109th Airlift Wing readies debris clearing team

14 Aug, 2015

109th Airlift Wing readies debris clearing teamSTRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE --New York Air National Guard Chief Master Sgt. Mark Schaible instructs Staff Sgt. Jodie Ruther, a firefighter with the 109th Airlift Wing, on how to operate a skid steer on Aug. 12, 2015 at Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York. The skid steers are part of the equipment package the 109th AW received as part of the debris clearance package to support domestic operations. The 109th Logistic Readiness Squadron's Vehicle Maintenance Flight has been training members throughout the base on the equipment received. Schaible is the Vehicle Maintenance superintendent.
42nd Band Opens the Track Race Day

14 Aug, 2015

42nd Band Opens the Track Race DaySARATOGA -- The 42nd Infantry Division Band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Kimes, plays the national anthem prior to the start of the race day at the Saratoga race track on Aug. 14. The 42nd Band is touring the state playing at nine different venues as part of their 2015 annual training.
US Air Force Europe Commander Visits 174th

13 Aug, 2015

US Air Force Europe Commander Visits 174thHANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Air Force General Frank Gorenc, commander of U.S. Air Force Europe and U.S. Air Force Africa speaks with a member of the New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing during a visit to Hancock Field Air National Guard Base on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Gorenc spoke with the wing's senior leaders, senior non-commissioned officers and all Airmen during his visit. The wing's 152nd Air Operations Group (AOG) provides Airmen to augment the Ramstein Air Force Base Air Operations Center (AOC) in Germany, supporting U.S. Air Forces Europe where they plan, direct,and control air operations
106th Firefighters respond to grass fire

13 Aug, 2015

106th Firefighters respond to grass fireGABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- 106th Rescue Wing Firefighter Michael Clay talks with Ronnie Tedesco, Christopher Clay and New York Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. James Nizza after helping to put out a major brush fire just off-base at Westhampton Beach on August 10, 2015.
Naval Militia Members Train at Camp Smith

11 Aug, 2015

Naval Militia Members Train at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH- Two Naval Militia members conduct forklift training on Saturday, July 25, during the New York Naval Militia's "Rapid Gunwale" exercise at Camp Smith Training Site. The exercise provided an opportunity for Naval Militia members to exercise skills they would need in a state emergency.
UAV Training at Fort Drum

31 Jul, 2015

UAV Training at Fort DrumFort Drum, N.Y. -- A Soldier from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's Detachment 1, Company B,27th Special Troops Battalion, prepares to launch one of seven Shadow RQ-7 UAV's during the 27th's Exportable Combat Training Capabilities annual training in preparation for JRTC next year. The RQ-7s are used by the brigade's intelligence company to locate enemy positions and monitor the battlefield.
Airmen Train Hard at Hancock Field

11 Aug, 2015

Airmen Train Hard at Hancock FieldHANCOCK AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Future Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) with the New York Air National Guard's -274th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) undergo rigorous physical training prior to attending their first formal technical school while at Hancock Field Syracuse N.Y. Aug.8. The National Guard Bureaus One-Level Program has directed all Air National Guard Air Support Squadrons to prepare their airmen both physically and academically to help ensure their future success while enrolled in the JTAC apprentice program.
New York Guard members Memorialized

14 Aug, 2015

New York Guard members MemorializedSLEEPY HOLLOW-- This Memorial Stone in the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery memorializes 40 members of the New York Guard who died during the world wide influenza epedimic in 1918 while on duty guarding the New York City water system. The stone was hewn from the aqueduct quarry in upstate New York by the members of the First Provisional Regiment and placed at a site purchased by William Rockefeller for the burial of those members of the Regiment that were homeless or did not otherwise have a place to be buried. PVT Frank DeCosta, New York Guard is buried there.
Medical Evacuation Drill at 109th Airlift Wing

4 Aug, 2015

Medical Evacuation Drill at 109th Airlift WingSTRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Members of the 139th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron of the New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing the 118th Medical Group Tennessee Air National guard and the Albany New York Veterans Administration members carry patients made up from the New York Civil Air Patrol from the staging area tent to a LC-130 Hercules aircraft during an exercise at Stratton Air National Guard Base Scotia New York.
An Under the Waves Reenlistment

4 Aug, 2015

An Under the Waves ReenlistmentGUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba Lt. Col. Todd Bookless, commander of 42nd Infantry Division-GTMO Team, congratulates Staff Sgt. Stephanie Schneider after she reenlisted underwater in Guantanamo Bay, Aug. 1. The 42nd deployed a team of soldiers to Cuba last Fall to staff the personnel, operations, logistics, and signals sections of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, which is charged with overseeing detainee operations at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.
Aviation supporters training at Fort Drum

31 Jul, 2015

Aviation supporters training at Fort DrumFORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Spc. Taylor Bechand, a member of Company E, 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation, adjusts the fuel flow on a HEMTT fuel tanker while setting up a Forward Arming and Refueling Point, or FARP, during the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade's annual training at Fort Drum on July 21, 2015.
New York helicopters support Leapfest

3 Aug, 2015

New York helicopters support LeapfestKINGSTON, R.I. -- Paratroopers sit and wait on a New York Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to Company B. 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation prior to a jump at Leapfest here on Aug. 1 2015. Leapfest is an International parachute competition hosted by the 56th Troop Command Rhode Island National Guard to promote high level technical training and esprit de corps within the International Airborne community. Two CH-47F helicopters from the New York unit spent almost six hours supporting the event on Saturday, August 1.
106th Security Forces Train on weapons

31 Jul, 2015

106th Security Forces Train on weaponsWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - New York Air National Guard Staff Sergeant Carlos Butriago trains with a Barrett sniper rifle at the Suffolk County firing range on July 27 2015. Butriago is a member of the 106th Security Forces Squadron
69th Infantry Soldiers On the Attack at Fort Drum

31 Jul, 2015

69th Infantry Soldiers On the Attack at Fort DrumFORT DRUM, N.Y. An New York Army National Guard Infantryman assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes part in a platoon combat training exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y. July 23. The unit was preparing, along with the rest of the 27th IBCT, for its rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. scheduled for next summer
42nd ID Soldiers Train on Medical Skills

18 Jun, 2015

42nd ID Soldiers Train on Medical SkillsFORT DRUM-- Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division rehearse a casualty drill here on June, 18, 2015. Soldiers of the division conducted Annual training at Fort Drum.
Transporters sharpen sling loading skills

23 Jul, 2015

Transporters sharpen sling loading skillsFORT DRUM-- Two New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Company A, 427th Brigade Support Battalion, prepare to attach a sling-load to a CH-47 Chinook helicopter piloted by aviators from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation, July 19, 2015. The Soldiers, part of the 27th IBCT are at Fort Drum participating in an Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise in preparation of the Brigades rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., scheduled for 2016.
Hoist Training Over Oneida Lake

23 Jul, 2015

Hoist Training Over Oneida LakeCICERO--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Stephen Tschiderer, a fllight medic assigned to Company F, 1st Battalion, 169th General Support Aviation Battalion,brings a simulated casualty on board a hovering UH-60 helicopter during a training exercise near Frenchman Island pier on Oneida Lake in Cicero, N.Y., during a training exercise with local volunteer fire departments on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Artillerymen fire at Fort Drum

23 Jul, 2015

Artillerymen fire at Fort DrumFORT DRUM, N.Y. New York Army National Guard cannon crewmembers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 258th Artillery Regiment based out of New Windsor, New York, fires an M119 howitzer July 17. The unit, part of the 27th IBCT is at Fort Drum conducting gunnery training in preparation for its rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. scheduled for summer 2016.
Cavalry Troopers conduct Mortar Training

21 Jul, 2015

Cavalry Troopers conduct Mortar TrainingFORT DRUM--New York Army National Guard Indirect-fire Infantrymen with the 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry perform range operations with an M120 mortar during an Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., on July 15, 2015. The M120 is capable of putting rounds 7200 meters downrange and is manned by a crew of three.
2-108th Soldiers Conduct Live Fire at Fort Drum

17 Jul, 2015

2-108th Soldiers Conduct Live Fire at Fort DrumFORT DRUM, NY New York Army National Guard Soldiers with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment participate in a platoon live-fire exercise during the units annual training at Fort Drum, NY on July 16. The training, part of an Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise, required the coordination of the entire platoon, and provided the unit's Soldiers with an opportunity to improve their combat techniques
Mass Casualty Exercise at Fort Drum

17 Jul, 2015

Mass Casualty Exercise at Fort DrumFORT DRUM, NY-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Company C "Charlie Med" , the medical company of the 427th Brigade Support Battalion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team work on a simulated casualty during in a Mass Casualty (MASCAL) exercise during their annual training at Fort Drum, NY on July 15. The exercise, designed to simulate a large-scale medical emergency, involved the simultaneous evacuation, triage, and treatment of a multiple number of casualties
Aviation supporters training at Indiantown Gap

17 Jul, 2015

Aviation supporters training at Indiantown GapFORT INDIANTOWN GAP--New York Army National Guard Soldiers of Companies A and B of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion prepare for a combat convoy lanes training exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania on July 15, 2015 during annual training. Soldiers of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade are conducting annual training at Fort Indiantown Gap, Camp Smith Training Site, near Peekskill, N.Y. and Fort Drum, N.Y.
Engineers Dig In at Fort Drum

16 Jul, 2015

Engineers Dig In at Fort DrumFORT DRUM NY -- New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Company A 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalionheadquartered in Lockport NY operate an All Terrain Lifter Army System (ATLAS) to place a pallet of concertina wire during the 27th Infantry Bridge Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise at Fort Drum NY July 12. Co. A 27th BSTB was tasked with creating the base defenses for the 27th IBCTs Tactical Command Post
Air Assault Training at Fort Drum

14 Jul, 2015

Air Assault Training at Fort DrumFORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry exit a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter flown by 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation during an air assault exercise at Fort Drum on Monday, July 13 as part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team andf 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade annual training period. The two brigades are focusing on combat skills during their annual training period.
Virtual Training at Fort Drum

30 Jun, 2015

Virtual Training at Fort DrumFORT DRUM--New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Kevin Ferreira the operations officer for the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducts a simulated flight during training on June 17 2015 at Fort Drum N.Y. as part of a Multi-echelon Integrated Brigade Training exercise conducted during annual training. Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division headquarters executed mission command tasks as part of joint training with the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the Vermont Army National Guard and the 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from the Virginia Army National Guard.
Change of Command in Rochester

29 Jun, 2015

Change of Command in RochesterROCHESTER--Capt. Kenneth Hilkert accepts the guidon of Detachment 1 Company B, 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation from Lt. Col. Michael Charnley the commander of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion during change of command ceremonies at Army Aviation Support Facility 3 in Rochester on Sunday June 28 2015. Hilkert took command of the CH-47 Chinook company nicknamed Kong from Capt. Brendan Flansburg. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Benjamin J. Postle released)
Nightime Drill at Fort Drum

30 Jun, 2015

Nightime Drill at Fort DrumFORT DRUM--A medic assigned to the New York Army National Guards 222nd Military Police Company conducts a night medical evacuation during training at Fort Drum N.Y. on June 7 2015 as part of the companys 2015 annual training.
EOD Soldiers at Raven's Challenge

30 Jun, 2015

EOD Soldiers at Raven's ChallengeORISKANY--An officer of the Endicott N.Y. Police Department and a New York Army National Guard Soldier from the 1108th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Co. render safe a training IED during the Raven's Challenge bomb disposal training exercise on June 24 2015 at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany NY.The 2015 Ravens Challenge in Oriskany brought together EOD units from the New York Army and Air National Guard U.S. Army police forces from across New York and military and police forces from Canada. Over the course of the week long challenge the forces shared their unique specialties and knowledge pooling resources to tackle multiple counter-IED exercises in a realistic training environment.
.50 Cal training at Fort Drum

22 Jun, 2015

.50 Cal training at Fort DrumFORT DRUM--New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Quivey explains better techniques for firing an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun to two Headquarters Support Company Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, based in Troy, N.Y., June 19.The 42nd was conducting their annual training at Fort Drum, New York and took the time to qualify Soldiers on the .50 Cal.
Congressman Visits Hancock Field

11 Jun, 2015

Congressman Visits Hancock FieldHANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Congressman John M. Katko, representative of the 24th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, operates the Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training System (AAJTS) during his base visit Saturday, June 6, 2015. Katko spoke to unit members and toured the base to learn more about its missions.
Soldiers on the Range at Fort Drum

25 Jun, 2015

Soldiers on the Range at Fort DrumFORT DRUM --Soldiers of the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion bunking down in tents constructed on the range June 19 2015 during annual training at Fort Drum N.Y. The sleeping tents save travel time as Soldiers fire weapons around the clock.
Army Birthday Marked at DMNA Headquarters

17 Jun, 2015

Army Birthday Marked at DMNA HeadquartersLATHAM-- New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Wilson (left), Private Eric Dawson, a member of the 427th Brigade Support Battalion, (center) and Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy cut the cake during ceremonies at the 240th Army Birthday, June 12 at Latham Headquarters. Traditionally the oldest Soldier present, in this case Wilson, is joined by the youngest Soldier present, in cutting the Army Birthday cake.
Division Troops Hone Lifesaver Skills at Drum

24 Jun, 2015

Division Troops Hone Lifesaver Skills at DrumFORT DRUM--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Jessica Gonzalez practices combat lifesaver techniques on Pfc. Derek Schneider during annual training at Fort Drum N.Y. on June 17. 2015 The two Soldiers are members of the New York National Guard 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.
New Commander for NY Air Guard

23 Jun, 2015

New Commander for  NY Air GuardLATHAM-- Major General Patrick Murphy the Adjutant General of New York (left) presents the flag of the New York Air National Guard to Major General Anthony German as he assumes command of the 5900-member New York Air National Guard on June 22, 2015 at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs in Latham N.Y.
Emergency Drill at Stratton Air Base

16 Jun, 2015

Emergency Drill at Stratton Air BaseSTRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- Members of the Alplaus Fire Department deal with a simulated casualty with a sign post in his stomach during a Major Accident Response Exercise conducted on Sunday, June 14 by the 109th Airlift Wing here. The exercise tested the ability of the wing and local first responders to deal with a tanker fire and other incidents at the base. About 50 local fire fighters, emergency medical service and police took part in the exercise.
Soldiers, Civilian responders train at Camp Smith

18 Jun, 2015

Soldiers, Civilian responders train at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE--New York Army National Guard Spc. David Sharbowicz a member of the 1156th Engineer Company treats a victim played by a Marine Reserve member during a joint civilian-military emergency drill at the New York National Guards Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill N.Y. on Saturday June 13. Volunteer fire fighters and area emergency medical responders joined New York Army National Guard Soldiers in an emergency response drill designed to test their ability to deal with an incident on the post.
Air Guard Commander Retires after 41 years

16 Jun, 2015

Air Guard Commander Retires after 41 yearsLATHAM-- New York Air National Guard Commander, Major General Verle Johnston (right), receives a New York State Flag from Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, during a retirement ceremony for Johnston on Friday, June 12. Johnston, whose service in the Air Force began in 1974 after he graduated from the Air Force Academy, will be replaced as Air Guard commander by Brig. Gen. Anthony German.
New York Guard Aviators Train with Army Reserve

16 Jun, 2015

New York Guard Aviators Train with Army ReserveCOOPERSTOWN-- A Soldier with the Army Reserves 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion disembarks from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter belonging to the New York Army National Guard's A Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation during a training exercise in Cooperstown, New York Saturday, June 13, 2015.
69th Infantry Marks Army Birthday in Times Square

15 Jun, 2015

69th Infantry Marks Army Birthday in Times SquareNEW YORK- New York Army National Guard Spc. Michael John ( left)a member of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, joined Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno (center), and Staff Sgt. Edimael Aponte in cutting the Army Birthday Cake in Times Square on Friday, June 12. John was the youngest Soldier present for the traditional cake cutting. Soldiers from the 1-69th took part in the event, which marked the Army's 240th year.
New Commander for 174th Operation Support Group

11 Jun, 2015

New Commander for 174th Operation Support GroupHANCOCK FIELD--Lt. Col. Michele Kilgore, right, assumes command of 174th Operational Support Group on Sunday, June 6 at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base. Kilgore is the first female group commander in the history of the 174th Attack Wing. Col. Greg Semmel, the commander of the 174th Attack Wing is at left.
69th Infantry Marks Army Birthday In Times Square

12 Jun, 2015

69th Infantry Marks Army Birthday In Times SquareNEW YORK -- New York Army National Guard Spc. Harrison Wang, a member of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Battalion, explains the mechanics of the 120 mm mortar system to a visitor to the Army 240th Birthday celebration on Friday, June 12 in Times Square. The 69th Infantry supported an event featuring Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno. The mortar system was the most popular display during Army Birthday celebration at Times Square.
Survival Training at 106th

11 Jun, 2015

Survival Training at 106thWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - Staff Sergeant Brian Alfono and Senior Airman Ian Kuhn both SERE (Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape) Specialists with the 106th Rescue Wing conduct refresher training at FS Gabreski Air National Guard Base on June 6 2015. During this training aircrew members of the 106th Rescue Wing Operations Group participated in tactical movements built shelters and trained on proper elements of cover and concealment
Camp Smith Employee Recognized

28 May, 2015

Camp Smith Employee RecognizedCAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Rob Mitchell the director of G-6 for the New York National Guard presents the Adjutant Generals Award for excellent service to contractor Jeremiah Tate a communications specialist at Camp Smith. The award recognizes Tates dedication and excellent job performance during the last six years he has worked at Camp Smith Training Site.
Naval Militia Takes to Lake Ontario

2 Jun, 2015

Naval Militia Takes to Lake OntarioROCHESTER- Naval Militia Patrol Boat 280 manuevers into the dock following operations on the Genessee River and Lake Ontario on Saturday, May 30. Naval Militia sailors spent the day developing boat handling skills to prepare themselves to operate with the Military Emergency Boat Service. The Naval Militia mans nine patrol boats to support law enforcement and federal agencies operating on New York's waterways.
MPs react to incoming during Annual Training

8 Jun, 2015

MPs react to incoming during Annual TrainingFORT DRUM-- Soldiers of Headquarters Detachment, 102nd Military Police Company, practice reacting in incoming artillery fire (simulated with yellow smoke) while conducting detainee operations at a simulated detention facility here on Friday, June 5. The unit, which specialized in detainee operations, conducted hands on training in detainee operations as part of Annual Training.
69th team breaks 107th winning streak at TAG match

2 Jun, 2015

69th team breaks 107th winning streak at TAG matchCAMP SMITH-- Members of the Army National Guard Team from the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry which won the annual Adjutant Generals Combat Sustainment Training Exercise or "TAG Match" for 2015 are: from right Capt. Michael Sicinski, Staff Sgt. Michael Palopoli, Sgt. Mathew Melendez, and Sgt. Zachary Keckley. The previous winning team from the 107th Airlift Wing had won every year since 2009.
Guard Enlisted Leader Marks Henry Johnson Service

3 Jun, 2015

Guard Enlisted Leader Marks Henry Johnson ServiceWASHINGTON- New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major Louis Wilson speaks about Medal of Honor Winner Sgt. Henry Johnson during an event on Wednesday, June 3, marking Johnson's induction into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes. Johnson, a member of the New York National Guard's 369th Infantry Regiment, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama on June 2. Because Johnson has no living relatives Wilson represented him at both ceremonies.
NY Guardsman Henry Johnson Honored at White House

2 Jun, 2015

NY Guardsman Henry Johnson Honored at White HouseWASHINGTON- President Barack Obama presents a posthumous Medal of Honor awarded to New York National Guard Soldier Henry Johnson for his heroism during World War I to New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major Louis Wilson, who represented Johnson during the Tuesday, June 2 event in the East Room of the White House. Wilson accepted the medal because Johnson, a member of the 369th Infantry --the Harlem Hell Fighters-- has no living relatives.
NY WW I Guard Soldier Honored Today

2 Jun, 2015

NY WW I  Guard Soldier Honored TodayWASHINGTON- New York National Guard Sgt. Henry Johnson ( pictured here) a member of the 369th Infantry Regiment, the Harlem Hell Fighters who died in 1929 will be honored with a posthumous Medal of Honor today, Tuesday June 2, at the White House. New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major Louis Wilson will receive the medal from President Barack Obama on his behalf. Johnson was honored with a French medal for his heroism but received no American honors at the time.
Annual Adjutant General's Match Held

1 Jun, 2015

Annual Adjutant General's Match HeldCAMP SMITH-- Members of the New York Army and Air National Guard engage targets during the Adjutant General's Combat Sustainment Training Exercise here on Saturday May 30, 2015. The "TAG Match" is an annual exercise designed to promote marksmanship training. Teams from Army and Air National Guard units, as well as members of the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard, participated.
24th CST Members Hone Their Skills

28 May, 2015

24th CST Members Hone Their SkillsNEW YORK-- Members of the New York National Guards 24th Civil Support Team train at the Fire Department of New York Randalls Island training facility to hone their skills. Team members work in a subway car simulator filled with smoke. The Fort Hamilton-based team is trained to detect chemical biological and radiological agents and report their presence to law enforcement fire departments and other first responders
New York Veterans Interviews Now on YouTube

22 May, 2015

New York Veterans Interviews Now on YouTubeSARATOGA SPRINGS--Video interviews with more than 600 New York Veterans of World War I World War II Korea Vietnam Iraq Afghanistan and the Cold War can now be viewed online by going to the New York State Military Museum YouTube Channel. The museum which is run by the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs has been collecting video interviews since 2000.
27th IBCT Gearing up for AT

22 May, 2015

27th IBCT Gearing up for ATFort Drum, N.Y. -- Members of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conduct a rehearsal of concept briefing on a giant map of Fort Drum as part of preparation for annual training at Fort Drum July 12 to August on May 16
New Yorker Competes in Regional Best Warrior

21 May, 2015

New Yorker Competes in Regional Best WarriorCONCORD, MASS- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Christian Hager,a member of the 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry from Batavia, runs across the Old North Bridge here at the conclusion of the Northeast Region Best Warrior competition on May 15, 2015. Hager won the New York Army National Guard Best Warrior competition in the NCO category. The competition was held at Camp Edwards May 12-15 and wrapped up with a 12-kilometer road march that ended at the historic site. The Old North Bridge marks the spot at which Massachusetts militia members fired back at British soldiers on April 19, 1775.
Guard Leader Pays Memorial Day Tribute to Fallen

22 May, 2015

Guard Leader Pays Memorial Day Tribute to FallenLATHAM --Major General Patrick Murphy the Adjutant General of New York speaks during a pre-Memorial Day ceremony held on Thursday May 21 at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham. New York National Guard members and Division of Military and Naval Affairs employees dedicated the new New York Military Forces Memorial commemorating fallen New York National Guard members of all wars and remembering the 33 New York National Guard members who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.
NY Guard Soldier Competes in Best Warrior Event

20 May, 2015

NY Guard Soldier Competes in Best Warrior EventCONCORD, Massachusetts-- New York Army National Guard Spec. Michael Rowland a member of the 501st Ordnance Battalion runs over the historic Old North Bridge here on May 15, 2015 as the Army National Guard's Northeast Best Warrior Competition wrapped up. Rowland and Staff Sgt. Christian Hager, a member of Company A, 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry represented New York at the eight-state event held May 12-15 at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts. The Old North Bridge marks the spot at which Massachusetts militia members fired back at British soldiers on April 19, 1775.
NY Adjutant General Talks at Connecticut Event

20 May, 2015

NY Adjutant General Talks  at Connecticut EventSOUTHINGTON, CT-- Major General Patrick Murphy, The Adjutant General of New York, speaks at the annual Connecticut Armed Forces Day Luncheon at the Aqua Turf Club here on May 15. Murphy was the keynote speaker at the annual event, during which the Connecticut National Guard recognized outstanding Soldiers and Airmen.
Marksmanship Training at Fort Drum

18 May, 2015

Marksmanship Training at Fort DrumFORT DRUM-- A New York Army National Guard Soldier assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team draws a bead on a target downrange as the unit conducted ms individual weapons qualification during a drill at Fort Drum on May 16. Guardsman are expected to maintain a high level of marksmanship, and qualify each year on their assigned weapon.
New Sergeant Major for Aviation Brigade

18 May, 2015

New Sergeant Major for Aviation BrigadeLATHAM--Col. Jack James, center, the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade commander, leads Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge Vasquez, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Marino, right the outgoing and incoming 42nd CAB command sergeants major, respectively, in marching during a change of responsibility ceremony Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham, N.Y.
Satellite System Training

12 May, 2015

Satellite System TrainingLATHAM-New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Michael Farrel,Staff Sgt. Charles Volcheck and Sgt 1st Class David Colliton adjust a satellite dish outside Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters on Tuesday, May 12. Farrell, a member of the 206th Military Police Company was learning to use the system so the company could set up internet connectivity during training.
Rhode Island Soldiers jump from New York Chopper

12 May, 2015

Rhode Island Soldiers jump from New York ChopperNORTH KINGSTON, Rhode Island-- A Soldier of the Rhode Island Army National Guard's Company A 2nd Battalion 19th Special Forces Group exits a CH-47F Chinook helicopter flown by the New York Army National Guard's Company B 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation during flight operations in Kingston, R. I. on May 3, 2015. The New York Army National Guard Aviators provided lift support so that members of Company A could conduct required paradrop training. participating in the exercise allowed the Rochester, N.Y.- based, CH-47F unit to certify a pilot and crew chief on parachute operations.
Building Named for Former Air Guard Commander

11 May, 2015

Building Named for Former Air Guard CommanderHANCOCK FIELD-- New York National Guard Leadership including The Adjutant General of New York, Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, New York Air National Guard Director of Operations for Air, Brig. Gen. Kevin W. Bradley and New York Air National Guard Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Anthony German along with 174th Attack Wing Commander, Col. Greg Semmel and other leadership from Hancock field dedicated a new training facility for the 108th Attack Squadron in memory of Retired Major General Robert Knauff on Sunday, May 3. Joining the National Guard Leadership and actually cutting the ribbon for the new facility are family members of Knauff .
Night-Firing For Security Forces Members

8 May, 2015

Night-Firing For Security Forces MembersSecurity Forces Squadron members of the New York Air National Guards 106th Rescue Wing conduct night-firing training at the Suffolk County Police Range in Westhampton Beach NY on May 7th 2015.During this training the airmen learned small-group tactics how to use their night-vision gear and trained with visible and infrared designators.
Guard Helicopters Assist in Fire Fighting

6 May, 2015

Guard Helicopters Assist in Fire FightingELLENVILLE-- A UH-60 Blackhawk from the Army Aviation Support Facility in Latham heads out on a fire supression mission on Tuesday, May 5 while another UH-60 gets ready to go. Two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and crews assisted in fighting a forest fire in Shawangunk Ridge State Forest near Summitville in Ulster County.
Field Artillery Fires at Fort Dix

4 May, 2015

Field Artillery Fires at Fort DixFORT DIX, NJ- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Robert Gadsden looks throught the aiming device in order to line an initial deflection prior to a live fire excersise at Artillery Firing Point 14, Fort Dix, N.J., May 2. Gadsden and other members of the 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery were preparing for a tour at the Joint Readiness Trianing Center, Fort Polk, La. next summer.
Climbing Training at Gabreski Air Base

1 May, 2015

Climbing Training at Gabreski Air BaseWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - A New York Air National Guard Pararescue Jumper with the 103rd Rescue Squadron of the 106th Rescue Wing trains on the climbing wall at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base here on April 30 2015.The climbing wall allows airmen to train for multiple scenarios with each color-coded grip representing various difficulty levels.
Enlisted Association Recognizes Airmen,Soldiers

30 Apr, 2015

Enlisted Association Recognizes Airmen,SoldiersCLIFTON PARK--Fleet Master Chief Terrence I. Molidor, Command Senior Enlisted Leader for Headquarters, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command(center) poses with New York Army and Air National Guard members recognizedfor outstanding performance during the Enlisted Association of the New York National Guard annual awards dinner, April 25 in Clifton Park, N.Y.
Joint Funeral Honors On Long Island

21 Apr, 2015

Joint Funeral Honors On Long IslandCALVERTON, NY - New York Air National Guard Staff Sergeant Michael Pennolino, a member of the 106th Rescue Wing Honor Guard, and New York Army National Guard PFC Richard Blount, a member of Company B 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation and the New York Military Forces Honor Guard, fire a salute during funeral services at Calverton National Cemetary on April 10, 2015.
Soldiers Volunteer Time for Kids

24 Apr, 2015

Soldiers Volunteer Time for KidsTROY--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Kenneth Geib, a member of Intelligence and Sustainment Company of the 42nd Infantry Division, uses his off-duty time to spar with Nikki Albert at the Boys and Girls Club in Troy on April 2. About a dozen kids, aged 7-16 from around the Capital region took boxing lessons from Gieb and other New York National Guardsmen who volunteered to teach them. Mission Ringside, a boxing initiative involving youth and Veterans. ( Courtesy photo.)
New Commander for A Co. 3-142nd Aviation

21 Apr, 2015

New Commander for A Co. 3-142nd AviationLATHAM-- New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Jeffrey Baker, Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment (left) presents the A. Company guidon to 1st Lt. Christopher Giunta as he assumes command of A Co. 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment during a change of command ceremony in Latham, April 19, 2015.Giunta is a traditional Guardsman and works full time as a systems Engineer for Commercial Avionics at BAE Systems on Endicott, NY
Protocol Training for Air Guard Members

21 Apr, 2015

Protocol Training for Air Guard MembersLATHAM- New York Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Harold Erickson offers a toast to Maggie Bonner, United States Air Force Protocol and Special Events Coordinator, based in San Antonio, TX, who conducted a week-long training event on protocol for members of the New York Air National Guard and other Air Guard members at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters April 13-17.
Soldiers train on Leadership Reaction Course

21 Apr, 2015

Soldiers train on Leadership Reaction CourseCAMPT SMITH-- 42nd Inf. Div. Soldiers from the Headquarters Services Company determine what is the best course of action to take on the Leadership Reaction Course at Camp Smith Training Site on April 11.
Training Rodeo at 109th Airlift Wing

21 Apr, 2015

Training Rodeo at 109th Airlift WingSTRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--Airmen don their masks during the hands-on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training at Stratton Air National Guard Base, New York, on April 18, 2015. The training was part of the 109th Airlift Wing's first ancillary training rodeo where more than 200 Airmen were trained on CBRN as well as self-aid and buddy care.
Anti-Terrorism Training at Guard Headquarters

16 Apr, 2015

Anti-Terrorism Training at Guard HeadquartersLATHAM-- Kerry McIntosh, a force protection trainer from the Army's Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, speaks to students taking a week-long anti-terrorism officer course taught at Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters the week of April 13-17. Fifty students from the Army Reserve and Army National Guard participated in the instruction.
New York Airmen in the Arctic

20 Apr, 2015

New York Airmen in the ArcticCAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut, Canada -A ski-equipped LC-130 Hercules assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing lands at Cambridge Bay Airport, Nunavut to drop off cargo during Operation NUNALIVUT 2015, on April 14, 2015. Two LC-130s from the 109th and their crews are supporting this annual Canadian Forces Exercise.
Guard Engineers Drill Into Disaster Training

16 Apr, 2015

Guard Engineers Drill Into Disaster TrainingU.S. Army Pfc. Dandy Beverly uses a jack hammer to break through reinforced cement April 16 at Joint Base Maguire-Dix-Lakehurst under the guidance of New Jersey Task Force One urban search and rescue instructor Bob McDermott. Beverly and fellow New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Company A, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion conducted breaching and breaking training using heavy concrete drills, chain saws, jack hammers and torches to better prepare for urban search and rescue. The engineers, based in Lockport, New York, are part of the National Guard Homeland Response Force that supports the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region II.
106th Security Forces Train at Camp Smith

15 Apr, 2015

106th Security Forces Train at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH, NY - Members of the 106th Rescue Wing Security Forces Squadron conduct their semi-annual "force on force" training at Camp Smith April 12, 2015.During the two-day long training event, security forces airmen secured "enemy" held buildings, retrieved injured allied personnel, provided first aid to the wounded and worked with pararescue jumpers from the 103rd Rescue Squadron to evacuate them to a pair of inbound HH-60 Pavehawk helicopters.
Rollover training at Camp Smith

15 Apr, 2015

Rollover training at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH- New York Army National Guard Pfc. Kyle Winne, a member of 42nd Inf. Div. Headquarters Services Company, egresses from a an upside down vehicle rollover training here on April 11, carrying a simulated M-16. The Soldiers participated in HMMWV (humvee) Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT) drills during their April annual training. The device helps Soldiers learn to cope with a vehicle rollover incident.
Rescue Airmen on the Range

13 Apr, 2015

Rescue Airmen on the RangeWESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY - Members of the New York Air National Guard's103rd Rescue Squadron,part of the 106th Rescue Wing conduct a multi-day training course at the firing range on April 9, 2015. The live-fire training consisted of multiple events, including tactical movement, responding to incoming fire, retrieving and caring for wounded individuals and night-time shooting.
Aviation Brigade Soldiers Hone TOC Setup Skills

13 Apr, 2015

Aviation Brigade Soldiers Hone TOC Setup SkillsGUILDERLAND--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Andrew Mesick, left, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, helps Master Sgt. Gregory Martin repair part of a Command Post Tent System during training event at the Guilderland Range Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Airman's Valor Honored Posthumously

13 Apr, 2015

Airman's Valor Honored PosthumouslySTEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Linda Rohatsch receives a Bronze Star Medal with Valor awarded posthumously to her son, Staff Sgt. Todd "TJ" Lobraico, from Col. Timothy LaBarge, commandeer of the 105th Airlift Wing, during ceremonies here on Saturday, April 11. Lobraico, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in September 2013 is credited with taking actions which saved the life of other members of the 105th Security Forces Squadron. His father, Master Sgt. Todd Lobraico is also a member of the 105th.
Military Child Day at DMNA

10 Apr, 2015

Military Child Day at DMNALATHAM- Nathanael Coons and Emily DellaRocco, children of New York National Guard members met Ruby, therapy dog, and her owner Lella Debonis during a military child day camp held at Joint Force Headquarters here on Friday, April 10. Thirty-five children took part in the event which marked the Month of the Military Child.
106th Airlift Wing Airmen Train with Canadians

8 Apr, 2015

106th Airlift Wing Airmen Train with CanadiansCAPE COD AIR STATION--Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing check out a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-144 Cormorant helicopter during Operation Orange Flag 2015, a joint exercise run by the United States Coast Guard. The 106th Airmen trained with Coast Guardsmen and Canadian Search and Rescue technicians during the exercise.
Air Guard Pararescue Jumpers Train

7 Apr, 2015

Air Guard Pararescue Jumpers TrainCAPE COD, MA - New York Air National Guard Captain Marty Viera, a combat rescue officer with the 103rd Rescue Squadron of the 106th Rescue Wing exits a U.S. Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry during Operation Orange Flag 2015 at Cape Cod Air Sation March 31st 2015.Operation Orange Flag 2015 was a multi-service, multi-national search and rescue exercise designed to allow various rescue personnel and assets to learn to seamlessly operate together under a variety of conditions.Orange Flag featured multiple jumps out of US Coast Guard, Air National Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft, including C-144's, C-130's, H-60's and HH-60's.
Citizens Preparedness Training in Rockaway

3 Apr, 2015

Citizens Preparedness Training in RockawayFAR ROCKAWAY, NY - New York Army National Guard 1LT Alexandria Wiedenbaum leads a Citizens Emergency Preparedness Corps session held at Beach Channel High School in Rockaway Park, NY on March 28, 2015The event is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's continuing Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program, which gives citizens the knowledge and tools to prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Working with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) and local emergency management personnel, troops are conducting these training events across the state.
Munitions Load Out Training at 174th

2 Apr, 2015

Munitions Load Out Training at 174thHANCOCK FIELD, SYRACUSE, NY A Member of the New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing Munitions Flight train on loading procedures on March 7, 2015 at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base. The munition load crew must be certified quarterly on transporting, loading and wiring munitions onto the MQ-9 Reaper that precisely hit specific targets.
MP Receives German Proficiency Badge

1 Apr, 2015

MP Receives German Proficiency BadgeLt. Col. Rolfe K. Metz of the German Army presents the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge to New York Army National Guard Spc. Adilia Murillo, a member of the 107th Military Police Battalion, following the New York Army National Guard's 2015 Best Warrior Competition on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The events of the German Proficiency Badge course were integrated into the competition to introduce the competitors to a wider variety of tasks. Five of the 11 competitors received the German award.
Muniitions Loadout at the 174th

2 Apr, 2015

Muniitions Loadout at the 174thHANCOCK FIELD, SYRACUSE, NY Member of the 174th Attack Wing Munitions Flight train on loading procedures on March 7, 2015 at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base. The munition load crew must be certified quarterly on transporting, loading and wiring munitions onto the MQ-9 Reaper that precisely hit specific targets.
Best Warrior Winners

31 Mar, 2015

Best Warrior WinnersCAMP SMITH-- New York National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Wilson (center) poses with Spc. Michael Rowland (right), a member of the 501st Ordnance Battalion ( Explosive Ordnance Disposal) and Staff Sgt. Christian Hager (left) from Company A, 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry, the winners of Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year (respectively) after the New York Army National Guards 2015 Best Warrior Competition on Sunday March 29 2015.
Best Warrior Competitors on the Range

30 Mar, 2015

Best Warrior Competitors on the RangeCAMP SMITH- Soldiers competing in the New York Army National Guard's Best Warrior competition engage targets with M-9 pistols on Friday, March 27. The pistol shooting event was included so that competitors had a chance to qualify for the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during the four-day event. Specialist Michael Rowland from Glens Falls, a member of the 501st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, was named best enlisted Soldier and Staff Sgt. Christian Hager from Batavia, a member of Company A, 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry was picked as top NCO.
Best Warrior Competition Underway at Camp Smith

27 Mar, 2015

Best Warrior Competition Underway at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH- New York Army National Guard Spc. Adilia Murillo, a military police Soldier assigned to the 107th MP Company, kicks off for the 100 m. swim in full uniform during the annual New York State Best Warrior Competition March 26, 2015, at Camp Smith, N.Y.The 100 m. swim is an event in the German army physical fitness test, and was included in the best warrior competition this year.
Virtual Wargame at Hancock Field

18 Mar, 2015

Virtual Wargame at Hancock FieldHANCOCK FIELD, Syracuse-- Airmen of the New York Air National Guards 152nd Air Operations Group man their stations during Virtual Flag, a computer wargame the unit participated in Feb. 18-26 from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base. The computer hookup allowed the air war planners of the 152nd to interact with other Air Force units around the country and in Europe.
New York Soldiers heading for Gitmo

23 Mar, 2015

New York Soldiers heading for GitmoTROY-- Major General Harry Miller, the commander of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division speaks to division Soldiers heading for Fort Bliss, Texas and then the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base on Sunday, March 22 at 42nd Division headquarters here. The team conducted a farewell ceremony before heading to Fort Bliss for post mobilization training.
Army and Air Guard Train together at Fort Drum

18 Mar, 2015

Army and Air Guard Train together at Fort DrumFORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 274th Air Support Operations Squadron wait to board a CH-47F 'Chinook' helicopter from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 126th Aviation of the New York Army National Guard during joint training at Fort Drum on Saturday, March 14. The two units teamed up to conduct air insertion and tactical training at Fort Drum.
Joint Chief's Chairman Visits 69th Infantry

18 Mar, 2015

Joint Chief's Chairman Visits 69th InfantryNEW YORK- Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,leads members of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry in singing "The Fighing 69th" during unit day events following the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade,led by the battalion, on Tuesday, March 17. Dempsey, an honorary member of the regiment added a new verse to the song-- which commemorates the 69th's service in the Civil War-- which talked of the battalion's Soldiers service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
69th Marches in St. Patrick's Day Parade

18 Mar, 2015

69th Marches in St. Patrick's Day ParadeNEW YORK--A riderless horse from the 3rd Regiment of Infantry, the Old Guard, joins members of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Tuesday, March 17. The horse symbolized the 23 Fighting 69th Soldiers who lost their lives while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2004/2005 and 2008.
New Commander at Recruiting and Retention

17 Mar, 2015

New Commander at Recruiting and RetentionLATHAM-- Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion pose with their new battalion commander, Lt. Col. James Gonyo (front kneeling left)and outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Henry Pettit (front kneeling right) following change of command ceremonies at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters on Monday, March 16. Gonyo is moving into the command after serving as commander of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry and as deputy commander of the 369th Sustainment Brigade.
Airmen Train In Hazardous Materials Response

13 Mar, 2015

Airmen Train In Hazardous Materials ResponsePERRY, GA - Technical Sergeant Lindy Ross, a member of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing demonstrates how to prepare a sample of an unidentified substance for testing during a training scenario at Global Dragon deployment for training at the Guardian Centers of Georgia, Perry, Ga., March 10, 2015. The testing provides a refresher course for Airmen, allowing them to put their skills to use to identify live chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents and materials. Air National Guard emergency management technicians from more than 20 individual units participated in Global Dragon.
South African General Visits 106th Rescue Wing

12 Mar, 2015

South African General Visits 106th Rescue WingGABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Westhampton Beach- South African Air Force Major General Wiseman Mbambo is briefed about the Gau-2 Mini Gun systems on the HH-60 Pavehawk helicopters flown by the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing here on Tuesday, March 3. Mbambo visited the base as part of a National Guard State Partnership visit to New York the week of March 1-4.
Guard Airmen Train in Hazardous Response

11 Mar, 2015

Guard Airmen Train in Hazardous ResponsePERRY GA - New York Air National Guard Airman First Class Bryan Chang an emergency manager from the 106th Rescue Wing strips off his Level A hazardous material suit during exercises on the first day of exercise Global Dragon here on March 9 2015. Airmen trained in Level A Hazardous Material suits used their equipment to test for chemical biological radiological and nuclear (CBRN) contamination. The training emphasized coordination within small teams with each airman working to support their wingman to accomplish the mission. Exercise Global Dragon is a two-week long course taking place at the Guardian Center in Perry Georgia. The Guardian Center houses several training fascilities that simulate demolished city blocks flooded towns and CBRN-contaiminated areas.
Honor Guard Training at Camp Smith

5 Feb, 2015

Honor Guard Training at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Honor Guard members Spec. Kenval Small, Sgt. James Barton and Spec. Dana Kelly, prepare their weapons during practice firing party drills during Honor Guard Academy Training at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill, N.Y. on Thursday, Jan. 29. Fifteen Honor Guard members attended the weeklong training academy here the week of January 26-30.
Training in the Snow for GTMO

10 Mar, 2015

Training in the Snow for GTMOCAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Spc. Nelson Guzman (left) Capt. Charles Sanders and Staff Sgt. Thomas Garbarini report enemy activity using a SALUTE report back to headquarters as part of training at Camp Smith Training Site on March 1, 2015. The three are among 56 Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division preparing for a deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Chainsaw Training At Gabreski

9 Mar, 2015

Chainsaw Training At GabreskiWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - Airmen assigned to the 106th Rescue Wings Civil Engineering Squadron practice cutting up a tree during chainsaw training conducted at Gabreski Air National Guard Base on March 5th 2015. The day was part of a week-long course on storm damage removal. New York State Forest Rangers conducted classroom and hands-on training.
Job Fair at Guard Headquarters

6 Mar, 2015

Job Fair at Guard HeadquartersLATHAM--Specialist Paul Neaton a New York Army National Guard Soldier assigned to Company C 1st Battalion 108th Infantry in Gloversville N.Y. (left) and Brandon Wynn a former Army Private 1st Class from Albany talk to James McDonald a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer about employment opportunities March 5 during a job fair held at New York Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham N.Y. The veterans joined roughly 200 fellow veterans who took advantage of the Hiring Our Heroes job fair sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Military Instruction Taught at 107th Airlift Wing

4 Mar, 2015

Military Instruction Taught at 107th Airlift WingNIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION-- The New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing hosted an Instructor Certification Program for military education instructors the week of March 2-6 with 16 Guardsmen attending in order to become facilitators for courses. Master Sgt. William Conner from Knoxville Tenn. teaches one of the instructors for this course March 3 2015.
Land Nav Training in the Cold at Camp Smith

24 Feb, 2015

Land Nav Training in the Cold at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH-- Soldiers from the New York National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division conduct land navigation training at Camp Smith Training Site on Monday, Feb. 23. Fifty Soldiers from the Troy-based unit are preparing to deploy to Guantanamo Bay at the end of March and going through required individual training at Camp Smith.
South African General Visits New York Air Guard

2 Mar, 2015

South African General Visits New York Air GuardSTEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE-- New York Air National Guard Capt. Patrick Gillen leads South African Maj Gen Wiseman Simo Mbambo on a tour of a C-5M Super Galaxy cargo bay undergoing refurbishment at the base on Monday, March 3. Mbambo visited Stewart Air National Guard Base as part of the State Partnership Program between the New York National Guard and the South African National Defence Force.
27th Brigade Focuses on Recruiting and Retention

19 Feb, 2015

27th Brigade Focuses on Recruiting and RetentionSYRACUSE-- New York Army National Guard Col. Joseph Biehler, commander of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team speaks to company commanders and first sergeants about recruiting and retention during a meeting on Feb. 19 at brigade headquarters. Beihler emphasized the importance of unit level retention efforts during his discussion.
Soldiers Conduct Land Nav' at Camp Smith

27 Feb, 2015

Soldiers Conduct Land Nav' at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH-- New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Yvette Valle assists her group in starting to plot out points on the map they were just given in preparation for a snowy land navigation course at Camp Smith Training Site on Feb. 23. Valle is among a group of 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers that are preparing to deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
109th Airmen Return from Antarctic

26 Feb, 2015

109th Airmen Return from AntarcticSTRATTON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE--New York Air National Guard Master Sgt. Shawn Talbota member of the 109th Maintenance Squadron talks to the media after his flight home from McMurdo Station Antarctica to Strattion Air National Guard Base outside Schenectady N.Y. on Tuesday Feb. 24 2015. Talboty and 29 other Airmen returned home after supporting Operation Deep Freeze in Antarctica. More Airmen and LC-130 ski-equipped aircraft will return throughout the week following the the 109th Airlift Wings 27th year supporting the National Science Foundation.
Training in the snow for Caribbean Deployment

25 Feb, 2015

Training in the snow for Caribbean DeploymentCAMP SMITH-- A 42nd Infantry Division Soldier prepares to throw a training grenade during basic skills training at the Camp Smith Training Site on Feb. 22. Fifty 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers are going through basic deployment training here to prepare for a deployment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, in March.
Air Force Secretary Visits 109th in Antarctica

24 Feb, 2015

Air Force Secretary Visits 109th in AntarcticaMcMurdo Station, Antarctica--Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James, greets 109th Airlift Wing members Airman 1st Class Wyatt Peters and Lt. Col. Kurt Bedore in Antarctica on 25 January, 2015. Both Airmen were supporting transportation operations in Antarctica as part of Operation Deep Freeze. The first of seven deployed LC-130s returned to Stratton Air National Guard base early on Tuesdaymorning, Feb. 24 and Airmen and plans will be arriving back in New York all week.
"Lost" Painting Found by Military Museum

11 Feb, 2015

"Lost" Painting Found by Military MuseumSARATOGA SPRINGS --This painting by 19th century military artist James Walker, depicting the May 13-14, 1864 Battle of Resaca, in Georgia, was "lost" following the demolition of a New York National Guard armory in New York City in 1959. The painting, stored at West Point before being turned back over to the New York National Guard, was actually mislabeled as the "Battle of Gettysburg." The challenge now is where to display the 12-foot-long artwork held by the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs.
258th Artillery Recognized

19 Feb, 2015

258th Artillery RecognizedCol. Joseph Biehler, commander of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team presents the 200 Years of Service Award to Lt. Col. Feeley and Command Sgt. Maj. Reyes of the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery in recognition of its official effective date during an address to Commanders and First Sergeants at latest commanders call on the importance of recruiting and retention at brigade headquarters.
New York Air Guard NCO Recognized

19 Feb, 2015

New York Air Guard NCO RecognizedWASHINGTON--Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulates New York Air National Guard Master Sergeant Kimberly Carmody, after recognizing her efforts in coordinating the Air National Guard Chiefs Executive Course, at National Defense University's Lincoln Hall, on Fort Lesley J. McNair, in Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2015.Battaglia was a guest speaker for the one-week course run by the Air National Guard Readiness Center. Carmoody, a 19-year Air Force and Air National Guard veteran, is a member of the New York Air National Guard's Headquarters Staff.
Keeping the Runway Clear

17 Feb, 2015

Keeping the Runway ClearWESTHAMNPTON BEACH, NY - Members of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Civil Engineering Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing clear snow form the flightline and walkways during a major snowstorm on February 17, 2015.
Harlem Armory Upgrade Getting Underway

11 Feb, 2015

Harlem Armory Upgrade Getting UnderwayThe New York Army National Guards historic 1930s-era Harlem Armory- the home of the famous 369th Harlem Hell Fighters is under going a two-year 42 million renovation project. When completed the Art Deco landmark will be upgraded to serve the National Guard of the 21st Century.
Airmen Get Valentines From Students

13 Feb, 2015

Airmen Get Valentines From StudentsAMSTERDAM-- Members of the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing attending the Marie Curie Institute magnet school's "Valentines for Vets" program on Friday, Feb. 13.Each of the Airmen received cards made by the students
Coast Guard Visits 106th Rescue Wing

9 Feb, 2015

Coast Guard Visits 106th Rescue WingWESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY - Pararescue Jumpers and Combat Rescue Officers with the 103rd Rescue Squadron of the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing board a United States Coast Guard HC-130 during a vist of Coast Guardsmen from Air Station Elizabeth City to discuss possible joint training, compare rescue tactics and showcase squadron equipment and training on February 5th, 2015.
Soldiers Compete to be Best Warrior in 42nd ID

10 Feb, 2015

Soldiers Compete to be Best Warrior in 42nd IDGLENVILLE- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Laila Barnes disassembles, inspects and reassembles an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during the 42nd Infantry Division Best Warrior Competition at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Glenville on Friday, Feb. 6.
Weapons Training at 106th Rescue Wing

9 Feb, 2015

Weapons Training at 106th Rescue WingWESTHAMPTON, NY - New York Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Paul Clementi, a member of the 106th Rescue Wing Security Forces Squadron, fires the M4 carbine during training at the Suffolk County Police Range in Westhampton, N.Y. February 5th, 2015.
Warrant Officer Symposium at Lexington Avenue

10 Feb, 2015

Warrant Officer Symposium at Lexington AvenueNEW YORK- Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, speaks to New York Army National Guard Non-Commissioned Officers interested in becoming Warrant Officers Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Lexington Avenue Amory in New York. Murphy and other speakers discussed the role of the Warrant Officer and their importance to the Army National Guard, as well as outlining the process of becoming a Warrant Officer. Similar meetings are set for March 7 at Joint Force Headquarters in Latham, and at the Patriot Way Armory in Rochester on April 11.
Best Warrior Competition at 27th Brigade

9 Feb, 2015

Best Warrior Competition at 27th BrigadeHANCOCK FIELD, Syracuse--Spec. Dylan Lunde, from Yaphank, New York, a cannon crew member assigned to the 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery Regiment, performs a functions check on a M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's Best Warrior Competition at Hancock Field on Feb. 07.
106th Rescue Wing Training in New Jersey

5 Feb, 2015

106th Rescue Wing Training in New JerseyWARREN GROVE, NJ -An HH-60 Pavehawk rescue helicopter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing flares for a landing at the Warren Grove Gunnery Range here on January 23, 2015 during a Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) exercise. During the exercise, two 106th personnel acted as a pair of downed pilots in a hostile area while two Pennsylvania Army National Guard AH-64 attack helicopters provided cover .
204th Engineers Recognize Local Supporters

22 Jan, 2015

204th Engineers Recognize Local SupportersBINGHAMTON-- Representatives from the American Legion, Southern Tier Veterans Support Group, BAE Systems and Professional Lighting and Sound, and the American Red Cross display certificates of support presented to them by 204th Engineer Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Guilmette, in recognition of their support to the battalion and the battalion's Family Readiness Group. These donors and volunteer groups enabled the Family Readiness Group to hold a picnic and Christmas Party and the battalion's Engineer Ball.
State Police and Civil Support Team Train

3 Feb, 2015

State Police and Civil Support Team TrainMembers of the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team train in a mock drill with members of the New York National Guard's 2nd Civil Support Team from Stratton Air National Guard Base in Scotia, NY. The teams worked together in a simulated response to a potential Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) lab, mitigating the situation and collecting evidence on Thursday, Jan. 29
Perfection is the Goal of Honor Guard Training

2 Feb, 2015

Perfection is the Goal of Honor Guard TrainingCAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Luis Pagan, an instructor at the week-long Honor Guard Academy held at Camp Smith Training Site near Peekskill N.Y. the week of Jan. 26-30,watches as Spec. Sebastian Rivera and PFC Alex Spencer begin folding the flag covering a casket during training on Thursday Jan. 29.
Firing Away

30 Jan, 2015

Firing AwayWARREN GROVE, NJ - An Airman from the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing engages a ground target with the Gau-2 Mini Gun in a HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter during Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) training 106th at the Warren Grove Gunnery Range here on January 23, 2015.
Airmen Dig Out After Storm

29 Jan, 2015

Airmen Dig Out After StormWESTHAMPTON BEACH-- Airmen from the New York Air National Guards 106th Rescue Wing begin digging out F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base on Tuesday, Jan. 27 after a snow storm pummeled eastern Long Island. Members of the 106th also provided mobility support to local police agencies during the storm.
Engineer Soldiers Part of Snow Response

28 Jan, 2015

Engineer Soldiers Part of Snow ResponseLINDENHURST-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 204th Engineer Battalion join New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a press conference here on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The governor outlined the efforts New York State was making to assist Suffolk County governments in snow removal following the snowstorm that hit the region on Jan. 26-27.
National Guard Supports New York City EMTs

27 Jan, 2015

National Guard Supports New York City EMTsNEW YORK - New York Army National Guard Staff Sergeants Adrian McLaughlin and Kehinde Ayeni discuss the deployment of National Guard vehicles and crews with New York Fire Department Captain Joseph Pataky on Monday Jan 26 2015. Thirty-one National Guard humvees and trucks were assigned to provide mobility support to Fire Department Emergency Medical Technicians as New York City braced for a storm.
Snow hits Hudson Valley

26 Jan, 2015

Snow hits Hudson ValleySTEWART AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Newburgh-- Ramp operations continue at the 105th Aiflit Wing here as snow begins to hit the Hudson Valley on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 as the region braces for a major blizzard. Members of the 105th also manned a National Guard Initial Response Force in the Hudson Valley as state agencies, including the National Guard, prepared to deal with heavy snowfall.
Governor Calls Out Guard Forces for Storm

26 Jan, 2015

Governor Calls Out Guard Forces for StormLATHAM--New York National Guard staff at the Joint Operation Center in Latham get the situation update Monday morning January 26 as 260 New York Army and Air National Guard members were called out to assist in the New York State response to a massive blizzard hitting New York City Long Island and the Hudson Valley.
Prayer Breakfast at Camp Smith

13 Jan, 2015

Prayer Breakfast at Camp SmithCAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. New York Army National Guard members listen to the East Ward Missionary Baptist Church Choir singing during a Prayer Breakfast held on Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Chaplain Duffy Chapel and Spiritual Fitness Center which brought together Soldiers and Chaplains of all faiths and denominations to discuss Spiritual Readiness and Soldier resiliency. New York Army National Guard and New York Guard members participated in the event.
Air Guard Retirement at 106th Rescue Wing

22 Jan, 2015

Air Guard Retirement at 106th Rescue WingWESTHAMPTON BEACH NY - 106th Rescue Wing Operations Group Commander Colonel Brian Rex Reilly accepts a folded American flag during his retirement ceremony from the New York Air National guard at FS Gabreski Air National Guard Base on Jan. 11 2015. Col. Reilly retires following over 28 years of military services.
Artillerymen Brave Frigid Temperatures to Train

16 Jan, 2015

Artillerymen Brave Frigid Temperatures to TrainFORT DIX, N.J. -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Stephen Anderson, a gunner with Battery A of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment pulls on a hand spike to lower the trails of the howitzer so the other crew members can remove the tire and spin the tube into position on Jan. 10, 2015. Soldiers from the 258th Field Artillery conducted dry firing drills on their M119 howitzer during training at Fort Dix on Saturday Jan. 10. 373 members of the battalion, as well as fire support specialists from other New York Army National Guard units conducted training to prepare for live fire exercises in May Jan.9-11.
Guard Soldier Working In Afghanistan

15 Jan, 2015

Guard Soldier Working In AfghanistanBAGRAM, Afghanistan-- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Richard Perec, a motor transport operator, attached to the 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas, monitors the download of munitions during a recent demilitarize operation near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 10.Perec's mission that day was to destroy 6,000 pounds of unneeded ammunition. Its safer to blow the ammunition up than to let it fall into the hands of the enemy or try to ship it home and risk it detonating in transit, he said.
Air Guard Marathon Man in Antarctic

14 Jan, 2015

Air Guard Marathon Man in AntarcticMCMURDO STATION, Antarctica-- New York Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Peck, a member of the 109th Airlift Wing, runs the annual McMurdo Marathon in Antarctica on Jan. 11, 2015. He and Master Sgt. Michael Lazzari, also a 109th Airlift Wing member both ran the 26.2-mile course -- a feat few in the world can say they accomplished. The wing rotates Airmen and ski-eqipped LC-130 planes into and out of the United States McMurdo Station to support Antarctic research duiing the Antarctic summer from the wing's home at Stratton Air Natinal Guard Base in Scotia.
On Duty for Buffalo Snow Jan. 9

13 Jan, 2015

On Duty for Buffalo Snow Jan. 9BUFFALO--New York National Guard response forces from the 105th Military Police Company provide traffic control near Buffalo, New York following substantial lake effect snowfall across Western New York January 9. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo activated approximately 100 National Guard members to provide augmentation to law enforcement during the snowfall, which forced the closure of the New York State Thruway and local roads in the region. The Guard employed three initial response forces with humvees and personnel for the traffic control missions, ensuring motorists avoided the closed roads.
Fighting 69th Honors Louisiana Guard Soldiers

13 Jan, 2015

Fighting 69th Honors Louisiana Guard SoldiersHOUMA, Louisiana --A Soldier lays a wreath in front of a memorial to a fallen comrade to mark the 10th anniversary of the Louisiana National Guards C Co., 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Brigade Combat Teams 2004-2005 deployment to Iraq where eight of the units soldiers lost their lives while serving with the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion 69th Infantry.Lt.Col. Sean Flynn, the commander of the 69th Infantry and other crrent and former members of the unit, took part in the ceremony here here on Jan. 10, 2015.
New Unit at Eastern Air Defense Sector

12 Jan, 2015

New Unit at Eastern Air Defense SectorROME-- New York Air National Guard Commander Maj. Gen. Verle Johnston hands the guidon of the 224th Air Defense Group to Col. Wade Dewey, the Title 32 Commander at the Eastern Air Defense Sector during ceremonies here on Jan. 10. Dewey assumed command of the newly-activated 224th Air Defense Group as the Easter Air Defense Sector reorganized its structure.
National Guard Welcomes IDF Leader to NYC

11 Jan, 2015

National Guard Welcomes IDF Leader to NYCNew York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Peter Riley, commander of the Guards Joint Task Force Empire Shield, speaks with Israeli Defense Force Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City January 9. Gantz visited New York following meetings in Washington with Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs as part of his transition out after his service as the IDFs 20th Chief of Staff. Riley provided an overview of the National Guards response after 9/11 and its ongoing role to augment law enforcement agencies at critical transportation sites in New York during Gantz visit.
Soldiers on Duty in Buffalo

9 Jan, 2015

Soldiers on Duty in BuffaloCHEEKTOWAGA-- Two New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry man a traffic control point along the New York State Thruway in Cheektowaga on Friday, Jan. 9. After Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered the Thruway closed due to road conditions on Thursday night, Jan.8, New York National Guard members on State Active Duty assisted the Thruway Authority and the New York State Police in closing the highway to traffic. The 107th Airlift Wing and 105th Military Police company also took part in the mission.
107th Airlift Wing Marks Millard Fillmore Birthday

7 Jan, 2015

107th Airlift Wing Marks Millard Fillmore BirthdayBUFFALO-- New York Air National Guard Col. Kevin Rogers, the Inspector General of the 107th Airlift Wing, places a wreath from President Barak Obama on the grave of President Millard Fillmore at Forest Lawn Cemetery here on Wednesday, Jan. 7. The military traditionally places a wreath from the sitting president at the graves of past presidents on the anniversary of their birth.
Empire Shield on Duty

7 Jan, 2015

Empire Shield on DutyNEW YORK, NY - New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to Joint Task Force Empire Shield test their protective masks during morning formation prior to taking posts at New York City transit hubs on Dec. 23, 2014.
Guard Artillerymen Recognized

5 Jan, 2015

Guard Artillerymen RecognizedNEW YORK- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery pose after receiving the Order of St. Barbara during the unit St. Barbara's Ball on Dec. 20, 2014. The Saint Barbara Award was presented to Major Richard W. Powell, Captain Nicholas Tommaso, Sergeant First Class Alexander Vargas, Sergeant first Class Garth Harris, and Staff Sergeant Felix Camacho. Recipients of the award, named after the patron saint of artillerymen, are recognized for excellence.
New York Guard member receives valor medal

16 Mar, 2015

New York Guard member receives valor medalCAMP SMITH- New York Guard Col. Martin Ingram is congratulated on Saturday, March 154 after receiving New York State's highest military award, the Medal of Valor, from New York Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Stephen Bucaria. Ingram received the award in recognition of his heroic actions as the fire chief of the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department during Hurricane Sandy.The New York Guard is the state's volunteer defense and emergency response force.
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