Lt. Col. Joseph Biehler, Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran Takes Command of 27th Infantry Brigade

HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Syracuse-- Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in formation during Change of Command Ceremonies on Saturday, April 6. ( Master Sgt. Peter Towse)

Apr 08, 2013

Teaching teachers: New York National Guardsman leads seminar in Afghanistan

A teacher of Spin Boldak district attends a teachers’ seminar held at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, Oct. 12, 2012. The seminar focused on teaching strategies like student assessment, teacher collaboration and establishing clear teaching objectives. Read more:

Oct 17, 2012

Growing Success: New York Soldiers Guide Afghan National Police to the Future

Driving Ford Ranger pick-up trucks, Afghan National Police (ANP) head out to destroy an opium poppy field in Afghanistan’s Dand District, south of Kandahar, last spring. Angola, N.Y. resident Lt. Col. Russell Clark and other New York Army National Guard Soldiers are mentoring the district’s ANP officers, who eradicated the district’s entire opium poppy crop in April and May. The efficiency of the district ANP has also strengthened their relationship with residents and led to discovery of countless IEDs in the district. (Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Russell Clark, New York Army National Guard)

Sep 28, 2012

New York Army National Guard Soldiers to Help Manage Kuwait Base Protection

Base Defense Operations Cell (BDOC) Soldier Sgt. Luke Zeurcher of Mattydale, N.Y., engages targets with an M4 Carbine here Feb. 25. Zeurcher and other Soldiers of BDOC, who left here for Kuwait on March 17, are the first 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team troops to undertake an overseas mission since the brigade deployed to Afghanistan in 2008. BDOC’s overall mission will be to oversee other Soldiers and contractors providing force protection at bases in Kuwait. Other brigade Soldiers are here preparing to deploy for overseas missions as well. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Drumsta, 27th IBCT Public Affairs).

Mar 19, 2012

Sweet Delivery

Mar 12, 2012

Deploying Soldiers Certified as Combat Lifesavers

CAMP SHELBY, MS -- Sgt. Andrew Brechko, left, and Spc. Travis Wood, right, treat a mock casualty at a casualty collection point during combat lifesaver training here on Feb. 11. Brechko belongs to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and Wood belongs to A Company of the brigade’s 2-108th Infantry Battalion. Brechko is from Windsor, N.Y. and Wood is from Bloomingdale, N.Y. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Drumsta, 27th IBCT Public Affairs.

Mar 05, 2012

27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Stays Ahead of the Game

Lt. Col. Joseph Biehler, commander of the 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry (standing, left), uses the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s sand table to brief brigade leaders about their unit’s planned actions during its movement through Fort Irwin’s National Training Center exercise area. The unit arrived at Fort Irwin in late September, and is conducting simulated combat missions and stability operations in preparation for its deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012.

Oct 10, 2011

Training with Faith, Care and Concern for Troops

Chaplain (1st. Lt). Raziel Amar of the 369th Sustainment Brigade holds a Jewish service for the beginning of the Sabbath June 3 at Fort Drum. Pfc. Isabel Polanco, a New York, N.Y., native, and an administrative specialist with the 369th SB, and Pfc. Daniel Miller, an Eerie, Penn., native and a cavalry scout with 2nd Battalion, 101st Cavalry, hold the prayer books, which read right to left. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. J.P. Lawrence)

Jun 08, 2011

New York Rallies to Prepare 27th IBCT for Deployment

Master Sgt. Andrew Lampkins, logistics sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, speaks to Soldiers acting as Afghan villagers June 3 in Fort Drum. The training is meant to prepare Soldiers for combat and counter-insurgency while deployed to Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. J.P. Lawrence).

Jun 08, 2011

Orion Veteran Receives Purple Heart for WWII Combat

"Spike" Mailloux, John Sidur, Barney Lis, Don Trudeau congratulate John Sidur August 15 after receiving his Purple Heart more than 65 years after combat actions on Okinawa in WWII. Spike, John and Don were all members of the New York Army National Guard and served together in Company B, 1st Battalion 105th Infantry Regiment through the war. They are joined by former 105th Infantry Soldiers of the modern era. In the back row area Sgt. 1st Class John Ross, Spc. Cesar Castillo and Sgt. James Ader. Photo by Lt. Col. Paul Fanning, Joint Force HQ - New York.

Aug 16, 2010

27th Brigade Combat Team Trains at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- Cooks from the 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion prepare meals for pickup by units spread across 14 training sites Sunday on Fort Drum. The cooks prepare hot breakfasts and dinners for more than 1,000 New York Soldiers every day, often working more than 16 hours. (Photo by Major Kathy Oliver, 27th Brigade Combat Team.)

Jul 26, 2010

Heartwarming film pays tribute to Maine Troop Greeters

First Lieutenant Amy Bonanno from Newtonville, NY is welcomed by a Maine Troop Greeter at the Bangor Airport on April 4, 2008 as the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team ships out for Afghanistan. Behind her is Capt. Mike Fullam from New York City, who is also a New York Police Officer.

Jul 16, 2009

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