LATHAM N.Y. Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields assistant adjutant general Army of New York (far right) joins the oldest and newest members of the New York National Guard to cut a cake in celebration of the National Guards 380th birthday at New York National Guard headquarters here on Dec. 13. The National Guard was established in 1636 and is the oldest military force in the Department of Defense. The new and old members are (from left)Airman Kevin Gabay of the New York Air National Guards 109th Airlift Wing;Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Wold one of the New York Army National Guards oldest serving Soldier; and Pvt. Private Cameron Thompson age 17 New York Army National Guard.