Troops Turn out for Christmas Eve Road March

Participants begin the annual Christmas Eve Road March, Glens Falls, NY, Dec. 24, 2023. The march was organized to honor servicemembers who cannot be home for the holidays. (NY Army National Guard photo by SSG Matthew Gunther)

Dec 26, 2023

Soldiers volunteer for Trees for Troops

BALLSTON SPA -- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Recruiting and Retention Battalion load Christmas trees heading for military bases in Florida and Virginia into a truck at Ellms Tree Farm in Ballston Spa on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, as part of the national Trees for Troops initiative. The Soldiers took time out on their way to work to help load the 131 trees, which were collected at Ellms Tree farm from Christmas tree suppliers throughout the region.

Nov 29, 2023

Recruiter gets a promotion

CAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Master Sgt. Alex Williams, assigned to A Company of the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion receives his rank from his wife and daughter during promotion ceremonies held during a recruiting meeting at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor, New York on Nov. 7, 2023.

Nov 20, 2023

Army Guard recruiters honored during dinner

SARATOGA SPRINGS-- New York Army National Guard recruiters who were recognized for their efforts in 2022 display their awards during the Recruiting and Retention Battalion Dining Out held on January 7, 2023 in Saratoga Springs, New York. The New York Army National Guard recruiters were the only National Guard recruiting team to meet their goal, and even exceed it, for fiscal 2022.

Jan 17, 2023

National Guard Delivers Game Ball at Hofstra

N.Y. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Richard Garcia rappels onto a basketball court with the assistance of Staff Sgt. Luis Diaz-Cruz at Hofstra University in Hempstead N.Y. Nov. 11 2022. Garcia and Diaz-Cruz were delivering the game ball at a Salute to Service event for Veterans Day at Hofstra University.

Nov 15, 2022

NY Army Guard is #1 Nationally in Recruiting

GREENWHICH--New York National Guard recruiter Staff Sgt. Sam Devino out of Queensbury chats with fair goers at the Washington County Fair in Greenwich New York August 28 2022. The New York National Guard was the only state Army National Guard to meet its recruiting goal for federal fiscal year 2022. Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, credits recruiters like Devino for this accomplishment.

Oct 11, 2022

Recruiters gather to honor retirees

MINEOLA - Soldiers assigned to A Company of the New York Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion gather for a group photograph during a retirement dinner for outgoing members of the company on June 23, 2022. The company is responsible for filling New York National Guard ranks in New York City and the surrounding area.

Jun 29, 2022

New recruiting station opens in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY--Major General Michel Natali the assistant adjutant general Army for the New York National Guard join Schenectady New York Mayor Gary R. McCarthy in cutting the ribbon officially opening the New York Army National Guards storefront recruiting office in Schenectady. The new office is the tenth storefront recruiting station the New York Army National Guard has opened.

Jun 13, 2022

Recruiters working State Fair

SYACUSE--Two New York Army National Guard recruiters share a laugh and a bird with a fairgoer at the Great New York State Fair in Syracuse New York on Augusat 25 2021. The New York Army National Guard recruiting battalion is manning an exhibit at the fair were passersby can check out a UH-60M helicopter an artillery piece and an armored vehicle.

Aug 27, 2021

NY Army Guard Recruiters meet

SARATOGA SPRINGS-- Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion gather at the Saratoga Springs Hilton Hotel for the command's awards dinner, on January 6, 2018. The Recruiting and Retention Battalion recognized Soldiers who had met recruitment goals and excelled.

Jan 16, 2018

Recruiters talk Guard at fair

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR- Army National Guard Soldiers, Spc. Bridgette Burch and Spc. Timothy Schwab, from Recruiting Command, speak with fairgoers about the benefits of the National Guard at the Washington County Fair, Easton, N.Y., August 23, 2017.

Aug 24, 2017

Soldiers Turn Out for Xmas Eve Road March

New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the Queensbury Readiness Center join dozens of military family members and hundreds of friends and community residents for the 13th annual Christmas Eve road march in Glens Falls, N.Y. December 24, 2016. The nearly four mile road march is organized by retired Sgt. 1st Class Art Coon, a former New York Army National Guard recruiter. Joining Coon in the lead of the roadmarch is New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Adam Barber who Coon enlisted in 2003 and now serves in the same community and Barbers ten-year-old son Matthew. The annual road march began in 2004 when Coon and a dozen or so volunteers turned out to show support to New York Army National Guard infantry Soldiers from the local Glens Falls armory, then deployed to Iraq. The event continues to show annual support for all military men and women serving in Afghanistan, Kuwait and locations around the world. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Col. Richard Goldenberg.

Dec 24, 2016

Army Guard exhibits at State Fair

New York State Fair, Syracuse --New York Army National Guard Specialist Phillip Cooper and Staff Sgt. John Poyneer, help a visitor to the Army National Guard exhibit at the New York State Fair don protective gear for a "selfie" picture on August 27.

Sep 02, 2016

Army Guard at State Fair

SYRACUSE-- A young visitor to the New York Army National Guard display at the Great New York State Fair pumps out pushups under the watchful eye of a recruiter on August 29, 2016. The New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion display includes an Army Engineer Skid Steer and a UH-60 air ambulance helicopter.

Aug 30, 2016

Recruiters recognized by Enlisted Association

CLIFTON PARK -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. First Class Robert Buchanan (left) was recognized as Recruiting Command Section Chief of the Year and New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Amanda Jaskot (right) was recognized as Recruiting Command Recruiter of the Year during the New York Enlisted Association of the National Guard dinner here on May 20. they are pictured with New York National Guard Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski.

May 31, 2016

Students meet MRE cooking challenge

GOSHEN, N.Y. -- Student chefs (left) wait in anticipation as New York Army National Guard culinary specialists Sgt. Duwann Gordon (middle) and Pvt. Yorby Fernandez (right) judge a meal the students prepared using MRE food components at a Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) vocational education facility here on Dec. 4 2015. The students prepared meals with MREs as part of a New York Army National Guard educational challenge designed to test their skills and familiarize them with Army careers.

Dec 10, 2015

Military Appreciation Day at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS-- Visitors to the Saratoga Race Track inspect New York Army National Guard equipment at a station manned by Army Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion during the track's Military Appreciation Day on Sept. 2, 2015.

Sep 03, 2015

Recruiter Awarded Medal for Valor

FARMINGDALE -- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson receives the New York State Medal for Valor from Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, during Wednesday, August 19 ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center here. Watson, an Afghan veteran and medic, rushed out of her house in Syracuse on the night of Nov. 5, 2014 to treat two victims of a driveby shooting despite not knowing if more gunfire would erupt.

Aug 24, 2015

New Commander at Recruiting and Retention

LATHAM-- Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion pose with their new battalion commander, Lt. Col. James Gonyo (front kneeling left)and outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Henry Pettit (front kneeling right) following change of command ceremonies at Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters on Monday, March 16. Gonyo is moving into the command after serving as commander of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry and as deputy commander of the 369th Sustainment Brigade.

Mar 17, 2015

Army Guard Soldiers Open Bills Game

BUFFALO-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers unfurl a giant American flag to mark the opening of the football game between the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Nov. 9. The Bills honored the New York National Guard during the game. 150 New York Army National Guard Soldiers attended and along with unfurling the flag 50 Soldiers reaffirmed their oaths during half-time

Nov 14, 2014

New Recruiting Battalion Sgt, Major

WATERVLIET-- Recruiting and Retention Battalion Command Sgt. Major Joseph Mitchell speaks following a transition of authority ceremony at the Watervliet Arsenal on Monday, April 28. Mitchell, formerly the operations sergeant major for the battalion, replaces CSM Jared Bunch who will assume new duties as operations sergeant major of the 53rd Troop Command.

Apr 29, 2014

Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy Enlists New Troops

LATHAM , NY - Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, The Adjutant General of New York State (left), swears in some new members of the New York Army National Guard during ceremonies here on Dec. 13. The new Soldiers taking the oath of enlistment are (from left) Pfc. Danielle Carl, of Slingerlands, N.Y.; Pvt. Monica Dinoto, of Ballston Lake, N.Y.; Pvt. Nicolette Jackson of East Greenbush, N.Y.; Pvt. Andrew Rizzuto, of Altamont, N.Y.; and Pvt. Haley Smith, of Fort Ann, N.Y. Col. Richard Goldenberg (middle left, background) narrated the ceremonies, which included awards and a celebration of the National Guard's 377th Birthday. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Drumsta, New York Army National Guard)

Dec 14, 2013

Recruiters March in Veterans Day Parade

NEW YORK-- Members of the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command's Company A prepare to head out on the march route during the New York City Veteran's Day Parade on Monday, Nov. 11. The recruiters joined Wounded Warriors as a march unit during the parade

Nov 12, 2013

Recruiting Company Changes Command

GLENVILLE-- New York Army National Guard Major Nicholas Suhr, a Delmar resident, accepts the guidon of Company B of the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion during Change-of-Command Ceremonies here on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Suhr takes over the company from MAJ Adam Thurber, of Hornell, who will become personnel officer of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Oct 01, 2013

Army Guard Recruits on the Move

QUEENSBURY--New York Army National Guard recruits assigned to the Recruit Sustainment Program head out on a physical training run at the Queensbury Armory during their drill on April 3. The New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command works with new Guard recruits to get them ready for basic training before they join their units.

Apr 05, 2011

Historic Weapons on Display in Queensbury

QUEENSBURY-- New York Army National Guard Major Patrick Chaisson, dressed as a World War II Airborne Trooper, explains weapons a World War II paratrooper would have used, including the Browning .30 caliber M1919 machine gun, to visitors at a weapons display held on Saturday, Feb 19, at the Queensbury Readiness Center. Chaisson, the operations officer for the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Command, is a collector of historic uniforms and equipment. About 75 people attended the event at which they got a chance to see modern weapons systems used by Army National Guard Soldiers, as well as the historic weapons. Visitors also got to fire "Airsoft" replica weapons of actual M-4 carbines, used to train recruits.

Feb 22, 2011

Troops Clear Snow after City’s Second Winter Storm

NEW YORK -- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Lewis Swartz from Company A, Recruiting and Retention Command, removes snow at the Bedford Avenue Armory here in Brooklyn after the Nor’easter storm Jan. 12. The snow storm is the second in recent weeks, prompting the mayor’s office to declare a snow emergency to expedite the clearing of city streets. “Snow or no snow, the mission continues," said Swartz. “New York is a city that never stops, so if there is someone out there who wants to join, we make sure our doors are open, along with a clear path,” he added with a smile.

Jan 12, 2011

Guard Soldiers Volunteer to Train New Leaders

QUEENSBURY -- Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Cadet Tracy Pauquette, right, directs New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Adam Barber where to establish security following a mock attack during training Oct. 23. The two were part of a field training exercise at the Soldier Readiness Center here to prepare cadets from the State University of New York Adirondack Community College for future leadership roles. Six Army National Guard Soldiers from the Glens Falls area volunteered their time to support the cadet training, acting as squad leaders or infantrymen for the officers-in-training. For more imagery, visit the Queensbury Army National Guard Recruiting page at Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Arthur Coon, Recruiting and Retention Command.

Oct 25, 2010

Glens Falls Gamers Discover Guard Readiness Center

QUEENSBURY SOLDIER READINESS CENTER -- A Soldier from the New York Army National Guard’s 466th Area Support Medical Company competes with a visitor here Sept. 11 during the readiness center Interactive Gaming Experience. The event, free to the public, encouraged gaming enthusiasts to visit the new National Guard Soldier Readiness Center and learn more about the National Guard and career opportunities with the 466th or the 1427th Medium Truck Company based here. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Arthur Coon.

Sep 13, 2010

NY National Guard and NFL Team Up

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodall meets thanks Private David Selman and members of the New York Army National Guard Recruiting team at Roy Wilkins Park during the NFL’s High School Player Development training camp June 17 in Queens, N.Y. Along with Selman were Private Leroy Poole, Sgt. Tom Davies in background, Private Nur Sadlee and Staff Sgt. Zipora Baez.

Jun 18, 2010

Guard Car Challenge at New York State Fair

GREAT NEW YORK STATE FAIR, Syracuse-- New York Army National Guard Private Mark Howell from Jordon, NY assigned to HQ 27th IBCT and in training to become a Military Intelligence Specialist, shows a New York State Fair visitor to the National Guard recruiting display how to operate the Guard Car tire changing station while Private Megan Merriman from Syracuse looks on. Merriman has been in the Guard for one year and is assigned to the 107th Military Police Company in Utica. The Guard Car Tire Change simulator gives state fair visitors the opportunity to find out what it feels like to change the tire on a high-performance NASCAR vehicle.

Aug 31, 2009

State Fair Visitors Check Out the National Guard

GREAT NEW YORK STATE FAIR, Syracuse--New York Army National Guard Specialist Timothy Wood (left) from Blossball, NY and Staff Sgt. Scott Dunne from Syracuse host young visitors Scott Kessel age 13 and Jesse Hummel age 11 from Warners, as they check out an M1117 Armored Security Vehicle on Friday, August 28. The vehicle was on display at the New York Army National Guard Recruiting Station at the Fair. Wood formerly served on active duty with the Army's 10th Mountain Division in Iraq and now serves in the National Guard.

Aug 31, 2009

Brothers Push Recruiting Numbers Over the Top

The New York Army National Guard?s latest enlistee, Private Joseph Rios, 19, at right, poses with his brother Javier, 23 prior to reaffirming his oath of enlistment from Army Training and Doctrine Command commander General William Wallace in Times Square, New York City on October 1. "It's a family tradition for us - we wanted to become something more," said Javier Rios. Joseph Rios joined eight other Soldiers for the Army?s milestone ceremony to mark the achievement of Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard recruiting goals for the 2008 fiscal year. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Errol Cadet.

Oct 02, 2008

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