LATHAM--Leaders of the New York Army National Guard’s 204th Engineer Battalion receive the Salute Magazine "Unit of the Year" award from Salute representative Johnny Underwood, during an informal event at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters. The magazine is distributed free on military bases around the country. The unit, with companies in Kingston, Horseheads, Walton, Buffalo and Binghamton, was recognized for their response to Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in 2011.Pictured are, from left: Capt. Thomas Rome, Battalion Assistant Operations Officer; Lt. Col. James Freehart, Battalion Commander; Major Erik Stevens, Battalion Executive Officer; and Sgt. 1st Class Christophere Hatala, Forward Support Company Readiness Sergeant.