New Commander for New York Guard Command
OLD BETHPAGE- New York Guard Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Christopher St. Victor-de Pinho, accepts the colors of the New York Guard's 88th Area Command during change-of-command ceremonies conducted on Sept. 17 at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, New York. The New York Guard is comprised of volunteers who augment the National Guard during state missions. The 88th Area Command traces its heritage to the 88th New York Infantry, a part of the Irish Brigade in he Civil War.
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The New York Guard
The New York Guard is a state volunteer force which augments and supports the New York National Guard with manpower and skills.
New York Guard members are a volunteer, unpaid force which serves at the direction of the Governor. They assist the National Guard in planning, training for and executing state emergency support and disaster missions, and provide legal and medical pre-deployment assistance to the National Guard units and other reserve components as requested.
Many New York Guard members are retired members of the National Guard and other military services, however military experience is not a prerequisite to membership. They are part of the military forces of New York but are not federal military reservists like members of the Army and Air National Guard.
Members of the New York Guard assist National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to serve the people of New York as members of Guard Joint Task Forces which respond to state natural disasters, state emergencies and state security requirements.
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