LATHAM-- Major General Timothy LaBarge(center) the Commander of the New York Air National Guard joins Army National Guard Master Sgt. Roger Townsend age 59 (left); and Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Caleb Lapinel age 21( right) in cutting the National Guard Birthday Cake at a ceremony marking the 383rd birthday of the National Guard held on Friday Dec. 13 at New York National Guard Headquarters in Latham N.Y. The cake cutters traditionally include an older service member symbolizing the history of the National Guard an a young serice member who represents the future of the Guard.