Fighthing 69th Sharpens Infantry Skills During Annual Training

FORT DRUM, N.Y. ‚Ä“ An Infantrymn with Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, signals Soldiers forward during a platoon combat training exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y. July 23. The unit is preparing, along with the rest of the 27th IBCT, for its rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. scheduled for next summer (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Spc. Alexander Rector/released).

Jul 31, 2015

69th Infantry Soldiers Help Celebrate Army Birthday in Times Square

NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 69th Infantry pose with a visitor to the Army Birthday celebration in Times Square on Friday, June 12. This is the second year that 69th Infantry Soldiers have been part of the Army’s birthday in New York City. ( U.S. Army National Guard photo by Major Al Phillips/released)

Jun 15, 2015

69th Infantry Team breaks 107th Airlift Wing winning streak at annual shooting match.

CAMP SMITH-- Members of the Army National Guard Team from the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry which won the annual Adjutant General’s Combat Sustainment Training Exercise or "TAG Match" for 2015 are: from right Capt. Michael Sicinski, Staff Sgt. Michael Palopoli, Sgt. Mathew Melendez, and Sgt. Zachary Keckley. The previous winning team from the 107th Airlift Wing had won every year since 2009.

Jun 02, 2015

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Spends St. Patrick’s Day with the Fighting 69th

NEW YORK- General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a honorary member of the 69th Infantry, sports the traditional sprig of boxwood worn by members of the 69th to mark their Irish Heritage during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as he watches the parade from the reviewing stand on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The 69th Infantry led the parade for the 164th time that day.( DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen)

Mar 18, 2015

Tradition lives on as Fighting 69th troops lead St. Patrick’s Day Parade for 162nd time

NEW YORK-- The color guard of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry leads the way as 750 Soldiers and guests lead the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade up 5th Avenue on Saturday, March 16. The Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard battalion have led what has become the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day event every year since 1851. (Spec. J.p. Lawrence, Joint Force Headquarters)

Mar 18, 2013

Show and Tell: 69th Soldiers Start Explaining How to use FEMA Meals

NEW YORK -- New York Army National Guard Spec. Eric Ramos a member of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, provides a class on how to use the heater in FEMA emergency rations to volunteers at Confucius Plaza . New York National Guard delivery and distribution of food and water at this one location services two buildings (44 stories and 22 stories) with a population of over 3000 people. The residents are non-english speaking and the videos and presentation will assist volunteers with safety and use as they conduct health and wellness checks daily.

Nov 02, 2012

Fighting 69th Soldiers March in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEW YORK -The New York Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion 69th Infantry, steps off up Fifth Avenue during the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17.The battalion, famous as the "Fighting 69th" of Civil War, WWI and WWII service, has led the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade for more than 160 years.

Mar 20, 2012

Street Dedication Recalls Soldier’s Sacrifice

Constance Mangano of Greenlawn, NY, with the help of Huntington City Council member Mark Cuthbertson unveil the newly named street named after Constances’ deceased son Anthony Mangano. This street was dedicated in the memory of Spc. Anthony L. Mangono on the third year anniversary of his death in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was with the 1-69th Infantry Regiment, but deployed as an attachment to the 2nd squadron, 101st Calvary in 2008. Photo by Sgt. Tamara Gabbard, 42nd Infantry Division.

Jun 22, 2011

CLOSE TO THE HEART: World War I Soldier’s Poem and Personal Artifact Honor the Fallen in the 42nd Division

Lt. Col. James Gonyo, commander of the New York Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion 69th Infantry displays the crucifix carried by Sgt. Joyce Kilmer, a famous poet and member of the 69th Infantry’s intelligence section who was killed in action in World War I. Kilmer’s crucifix has been handed down from commander to commander since then and carried on a daily basis. Kilmer, who wrote the poem "Trees" penned the poem "Rouge Bouquet" about death on the battlefield shortly before his own death.

May 24, 2011

Change of Command in New York National Guard’s ’Fighting 69th’

With the passing of the unit flag from one hand to another, command of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment officially transferred from Lt. Col. John Andonie (rear) to Maj. James C. Gonyo II (front) in a ceremony in Manhattan, Saturday.( U.S. Army Photo by Spc. J.p. Lawrence)

Nov 22, 2010

1-69th Infantry Wins Annual Logan-Duffy Match Against Massachusetts Unit

Lt Col John Andonie, the Battalion Commander of the 1-69th receives the Logan-Duffy trophy from Lt. Col. Thomas Stewart, Battalion Commander 1st Battalion 182nd Infantry Regiment. The ’Fighting 69th” won the match by two shots October 2, 2010. The trophy will be brought to the armory of the regiment where it will be displayed until the two regiments meet again. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter K. Towse, 42nd Infantry Division)

Oct 04, 2010

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Guard Soldiers unveil paint scheme for Daytona NASCAR race

The eight soldiers from 8 Soldiers and 8 Missions stand with Dale Earnhardt Jr., after the unveiling his car, June 30. On July 3, Earnhardt’s No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet will feature a special paint scheme in honor of the 8 Soldiers and 8 Missions in which they served. Photo by Sgt. Michael Baltz.

Jul 08, 2010

Fighting 69th Welcomes Irish Army Battalion for St. Patrick’s Celebration

NEW YORK - Members of the New York Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment color guard pass outside Saint Patrick’s Cathedral during the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day parade March 17. The 69th Infantry, famouse for its part of the Civil War’s Irish Brigade, has long historic ties to its Irish heritage. The 69th Infantry has led the city’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade up 5th Avenue for the past 159 years. Photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, 42nd Infantry Division.

Mar 18, 2010

National Guard Soldier Reaches out through Reading to NYC Children

NEW YORK - New York Army National Guard Spc. Bryan Rosales 22 volunteered his time to read to more than 140 children at the Brooklyn branch of the New York Public Library March 5. Rosales serves as an Intelligence Analyst with the Army National Guards 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry in Manhattan. Courtesy photo.

Mar 09, 2010

Orient Shield Succeeds Through Exchange of Tactical and Cultural Experiences

2nd Lt. Anthony Livhits reviews counter attack grid coordinates with members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Orient Shield field training exercise, Aibano Training Site, Japan, Oct. 16, 2009. Orient Shield is a mutual US Army and Japan Ground Self Defense Force joint exercise designed to enhance staff coordination and promote regimental and battalion level command and staff training opportunities, combat readiness and tactical level training. The exercise took place at Camp Imazu and Aibano Training Area in Shiga-prefecture, Japan, October, 10-17, 2009.

Oct 18, 2009

Army Scouts Walk Same Path: U.S., Japanese Discover that No Matter the Uniform, the Mission is the Same

Pvt. Shaheem Danztler, a member of 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment’s scout platoon, along with members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, stand watch and provide security during scout training at Camp Imazu and Aibano Training Area, Shiga-prefecture, Japan October 14, 2009 as part of exercise Orient Shield. Photo by Spc. Rachel Sanzo

Oct 16, 2009

Exchanging Expertise Brings Forces Together

Japan’s 7th Regiment, 3rd Army Division, Joint Ground Self-Defense Force explain their military tactics and techniques for urban assault training to Soldiers for the New York Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment at Camp Imazu Military Operations Urban Training site, Oct. 11, 2009 during exercise Orient Shield. (Photo by Master Sgt. Corine Lombardo, 42nd Infantry Division (released)

Oct 15, 2009

Guard Part of “Legend”

Members of the New York Army National Guard present at the premier of “I Am Legend” in New York City on Dec. 12. They are: from left Col. Michael Bobeck, Joint Forces Headquarters Aviation Officer; Cadet Stephen Trotter, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Danny Edling, B Company 3-142nd Aviation; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Thomas McGurn, Headquarters Company 3-142nd Aviation; Sergeant Jorge Jara, A Co. 1-69th Infantry; Staff Sergeant Bolivar Hernandez, Headquarters Company 1-69th Infantry; Sergeant Richard Alicia, 427th Support Battalion; and Specialist Paul Lukasik, B Company, 3-142nd Aviation, and Lt. Col. Paul Fanning, Joint Forces Headquarters, New York. Photo by Lt. Col. Paul Fanning, 27th BCT PAO.

Apr 11, 2008

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