Spc. Thomas Rinaldi and Spc. Edward Hernandez, snipers with the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, pose with their weapons during training at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, N.Y. on March 18.
The New York State Preparedness Training Center (SPTC), located at the former Oneida County Airport in Oneida County, is managed and operated by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. The center includes 723 acres, an educational and administration building (the former airport terminal), hangars and runways which have been transformed into a centralized training facility for New York State agency and local first responders from all disciplines.