Rainbow Soldiers zero machinegun

FORT HOOD, TEXAS-- Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division zero their 240B machinegun on a range at Fort Hood, Texas on Feb. 21, 2020 during post-mobilization training. More than 650 Soldiers assigned to the division headquarters are training to deploy to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and assume mission command for Task Force Spartan, the Army elements operating in the area.

Feb 24, 2020

Assistant Adjutant General Visits 42nd Division

FORT HOOD-- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, the Assistant Adjutant General Army speaks with Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division at Fort Hood T.X. on Feb. 17 2019. Natali was visiting Soldiers of the 42nd preparing for their deployment at Ft. Hood

Feb 18, 2020

Sgt. Major visits 42nd Infantry Division troops

FORT HOOD, TEXAS-- New York Army National Guard State Command Sergeant Major David Piwowarski (center) meets with members of the 42nd Infantry Division at the DFAC at Fort Hood Texas on Feb. 11, 2020. Six hundred and fifty Soldiers from the division's headquarters are conducting post-mobilization training at Fort Hood as they prepare to deploy to the Central Command area of responsibility and assume mission command of Operation Spartan Shield.

Feb 14, 2020

Queensbury family members deploy with 42nd ID

New York Army National Guard Sgt Andrew Valenza (right) is joined by his parents, Major Julie Valenza and Sgt. 1st Class William Valenza as they prepare to deploy together during the 42nd Infantry Division farewell ceremony held on January 11, 2020, at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. All five members of the Valenza family are serving. A son is already deployed in Afghanistan and a daughter is in the New York Army National Guard as well. The 42nd Infantry Division headquarters held farewell events in Loudonville, Staten Island, and Rochester.

Feb 12, 2020

42nd Soldiers test fitness

FORT HOOD-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers attached to Signal Co. of the 42nd Infantry Division conducts the deadlift exercise of the Army Combat Fitness Test on Fort Hood Tx. Feb. 7 2020. Soldiers of the 42nd needed to learn the newly implemented ACFT in order to be combat ready for their upcoming deployment.

Feb 10, 2020

Western New York 42nd Division Soldiers deploy

ROCHESTER --Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division form up in front of their families, friends and distinguished guests during a ceremony marking their deployment to the Central Command area of responsibility, Rochester, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2020. The division headquarters are deploying to provide command and control to units and elements in theater.

Jan 22, 2020

42nd Division Deploys

LOUDONVILLe-- Chief Warrant Officer Timothy Schultz, and his son Spec. Jordan Schultz speak to a reporter from WNYT Channel 13 during the 42nd Infantry Division farewell ceremony held on January 11, 2020 at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. The 42nd Infantry Division headquarters held farewell events in Loudonville, Staten Island and Rochester. Jordan Schultz deployed with the 42nd Infantry Division.

Jan 11, 2020

Division Soldiers honored at Dining Out

SCHENECTADY-- New York Army National Guard Major Katie McGovern receives an award from Major General Steven Ferrari the commander of the 42nd Infantry receive awards during the 42nd Division Dining Out at Rivers Casino Schenectady N.Y. Dec. 7 2019. The Soldiers were spending the evening to celebrate their time together with their families before their upcoming deployment.

Dec 12, 2019

42nd Division recognizes Gen. Douglas McArthur

New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, (left) Maj. Michael Tillistrand the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion plans officer and Lt. Col. Gurpreet Singh, the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Commander, lay a memorial wreath at the Gen. Douglas MacArthur memorial located at West Point, N.Y on November 8, 2019. MacArthur was the officer who suggested the formation of a multi-state division in 1917. He later went on to command the division. The wreath is one of several presented at the 42nd Infantry Divisions markers on, or around, Veterans Day to commemorate the history of the division which was organized over a hundred years ago. The wreaths are purchased by the Rainbow Division Veteran's Foundation and presented by New York Army National Guard Soldiers.

Nov 08, 2019

Soldiers Recognized at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Gurpreet Singh, commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion 42nd Infantry Division, presents awards to Soldiers during annual training August 1, 2019, at Fort Drum, New York. Awards where given to Soldiers for going above and beyond what was required from them.

Aug 14, 2019

42nd Div. troops train at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Michael Trask assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division yells a command to his Soldiers during an ambush training event on Fort Drum N.Y. July 24 2019. The Soldiers were participating in a warfighter exercise a training event prior to deployments.

Aug 04, 2019

Air loading training at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- A New York Army National Guard CH-47 picks up a humvee during weekend training at Fort Drum, New York on June 22, 2019. Elements from the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted training at Fort Drum in preparation for Annual Training in July.

Jul 03, 2019

Machine gun training during drill

TROY--New York Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Mike Trask, a member of the 42nd Infantry Division's Operations Company instructs Private First Class Gary Rousseau, a member of the 42nd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Support Company on the proper way to acquire a good sight picture using the M240B machine gun during gunnery skill training in Troy New York February 9 2019.

Feb 11, 2019

42nd Infantry Division Annual Training Conference

42nd Infantry Division Soldiers (From left) Brig. Gen. Thomas Spencer, Deputy Commander for Support, Brig. Gen. Joseph Biehler, Deputy Commander for Operations, Maj. Gen. Steven Ferrari, Commanding General of the 42nd Infantry Division, Division Command Sergeant Major Corey Cush and Brig. Gen. Edward Chrystal, the Assistant Adjutant General for the New Jersey Army National Guard attend the 42nd Infantry Division Bi- Annual Training Conference and Training briefs on February 8, 2019 at the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Brigade and Division leaders discussed their upcoming training highlights for the Division Headquarters and its 7 Brigades aligned for training. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jean Marie Kratzer.)

Feb 08, 2019

Soldiers prep for storm response

TROY--Soldiers assigned to the headquarters battalion of the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division check vehicles at the division headquarters in Troy N.Y. on Jan. 20 2019 as they prepare to assist local governments as a major snow storm approaches New York. The New York National Guard placed 450 Soldiers and Airmen on State Active Duty organized into immediate response forces of 200 personnel and 5 vehicles in key locations across the state in preparation for the storm. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Trevor Cullen)

Jan 22, 2019

42nd Div. Color Guard Marks Veterans Day

METLIFE STADIUM--U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters Color Guard stand at attention as Army Band members sing the National Anthem during the opening ceremonies of the New Yorks Jets versus Buffalo Bills football game November 11 2018 at MetLife Stadium East Rutherford N.J. To commemorate the divisions creation in World War I the division Color Guard traditionally wears World War I Doughboy uniforms and helmets.

Nov 13, 2018

Rainbow History Marked

GARDEN CITY--Retired Brig. Gen. Patrick Alesia president of the 42nd Rainbow Division Association presides over a wreath laying at the Rainbow Division Memorial at Garden City N.Y. on Friday Nov. 9. He was joined by Staff Sgt. Colin Stewart the readiness NCO for Alpha Company 1st Battalion 69th Infantry. The annual wreath laying on or near Veterans Day commemorates the history of the 42nd Division which was founded during World War I.

Nov 09, 2018

42nd Div. Soldiers participate in French ceremony

SERINGES et NESLES, FRANCE --A color guard from the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division takes part in a commemoration event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Oise-Aisne Campaign in which the division took part at the Oise- Aisne American Cemetery in Seringes et Nesles France on July 28 2018. The Soldiers participated in a centennial commemoration of the Battle of Croix Rouge Farm at the Oise-Aisne Cemetery and wreath-laying at the Croix Rouge Farm Rainbow Division Memorial.

Jul 30, 2018

42nd Division Soldiers Honor Douglas McArthur

DFRANCE--Soldiers from the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division participate in the dedication of a plaque to General Douglas MacArthur the creator of the division, its chief of staff and a brigade commander and commander during World War I at Landres et Saint Georges France on July 25 2018. Twenty-five members of the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division which is headquartered in Troy headed to France on Monday July 23 to take part in a week of World War I commemorative activities.

Jul 26, 2018

Conference plans 42nd ID training opportunities

TROY NY-- Representatives from the New York Vermont Pennsylvania Rhode Island Texas Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey and Ohio Army National Guard New York Air National Guard Army Reserve and the 10th Mountain Division gather for a Northeast Regional Partnership meeting here February 7 2018. The partnership focuses and shared training opportunities to enhance a units readiness. The event was hosted by 42nd Infantry Division.

Feb 08, 2018

Christmas Eve Roadmarch remembers WWI service

New York Army National Guard Soldiers, family and community members march through Glens Fall, N.Y., Dec. 24, 2017. Soldiers and families of service members participated in retired Sgt. First Class Arthur Coons 14th annual Christmas Eve Road March to honor men and women currently deployed, who cannot celebrate the holidays with their families. The 2017 event was dedicated to the Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division as they commemorate the unit's arrival in France for service in WWI back in 1917. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Andrew Valenza)

Dec 24, 2017

Brothers served, retire together

LATHAM--N.Y. Army National Guard Lt. Col. Joseph Claus presents his brother Master Sgt. Leonard Claus with a ceremonial Non-Commissioned Officers Sword during their dual retirement ceremony in Latham N.Y. Dec. 2 2017. The two brothers had a combined 63 years of service both enlisting in the late 80s.

Dec 06, 2017

Rainbow Division history remembered

GARDEN CITY--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Colin Stewart, from Garden City, a member of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment presents a memorial wreath on behalf of the Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation, at the 42nd Division Memorial in Garden City, N.Y. on Nov. 10, 2017. The foundation, which has a mission to memorialize the 42nd Division, provides for wreaths to be presented at the monument on veterans day. The monument marks the location of the camp where the division was formed in 1917.

Nov 14, 2017

42nd Division conducts Warfighter Exercise

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, PA--Leaders of the 42nd Infantry Division of the New York Army National Guard conduct a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) drill at Fort Indiantown Gap Pennsylvania on Oct. 4 2017 as the division moves into the first day of its Warfighter exercise. Leaders talked through key mission points to ensure that leaders at all levels have a shared operational concept. Warfighter tests the ability of division and brigade levels to conduct staff functions.

Oct 05, 2017

100th anniversary of 42nd Division marked

GARDEN CITY-- Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division's color guard present arms on Saturday, August 12, 2017 during a ceremony marking the centennial of the division's founding and creation at Camp Mills in Garden City, N.Y. in 1917. At a ceremony organized by the Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation, the division's roots in World War I as a division formed from a collection of National Guard units from many states was remembered.

Aug 14, 2017

42nd Division Commander gets second star

GARDEN CITY-- New York Army National Guard Major General Steven Ferrari receives his two-star rank from his wife Tracy as Major General Raymond Shields, commander of the New York Army National Guard looks on during ceremonies on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Rainbow Division Memorial in Garden City, N.Y. Ferrari's promotion took place during a ceremony marking the division's 100th anniversary. Garden City was the site of Camp Mills in 1917, where the division formed.

Aug 13, 2017

42nd ID officer visits 69th Soldiers in Australia

SHOALWATER BAY, Australia-- Brig. Gen. Joseph Biehler the 42nd Infantry Division deputy commander tours the command post of the 1st Battalion 69th Infantry Regiment of the New York Army National Guard at Shoalwater Bay Queensland Australia during Combined Exercise Talisman Saber July 18 2017. During the exercise more than 700 New York Army National Guard Soldiers traveled to Australia to participate in the multi-national training event.

Jul 20, 2017

New Commander for 27th Brigade

FORT DRUM Brig. Gen. Steven Ferrari presents the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's colors to Col. Christopher Cronin, the new 27th IBCT commander during a brigade change-of-command ceremony here May 21. Col. Cronin replaces the newly promoted Brig. Gen. Joseph Biehler as the brigades highest ranking officer.

May 22, 2017

Change of Command for 42nd ID

ALBANY-- U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields Commander of the New York Army National Guard passes the colors of the Armys 42nd Infantry Division to incoming commander Brig. Gen. Steven Ferrari during the division change of command ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on May 6 2017. Brig. Gen. Steven Ferrari assumed command of the division headquarters from Maj. Gen. Harry Miller in front of the colors and Soldiers of the 42nd Divisions associated brigades.

May 11, 2017

Rainbow Division Recognized on Long Island

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class John O'Dougherty from Valley Stream, and Staff Sgt. Colin Stewart from Garden City, both members of Company D, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, along with 15 members of the 42nd Infantry Division Rainbow Association present a memorial wreath on behalf of the 42nd Infantry Division at the World War I Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial to honor the service of past 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers pn Nov. 10, 2016. The division was first organized at Camp Milles in Garden city during World War I.

Nov 14, 2016

New exhibit in 42nd ID Headquarters

TROY--New York Army National Guard Major Gen. Steven N. Wickstrom (Ret.) the former commander of the 42nd Infantry Division (2009-13) tours the newly opened display at the Troy Headquarters, September 10. On display are artifacts highlighting the history of the Rainbow Division from WWI through present

Sep 13, 2016

Vehicle recovery drills at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the headquarters of the 42nd Infantry Division conduct vehicle recovery training on Friday, August 5, while conducting monthly weekend training at Fort Drum, N.Y.

Aug 09, 2016

Soldiers fire at night at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- New York Army National Guard Pvt. Ashley McCarty, a Schenectady resident and a human resource specialist with the 42nd Infantry Division, fires a M240B machine gun on Saturday, August 6, during the unit drill at Fort Drum, N.Y.

Aug 09, 2016

On the Road at Camp Smith

Camp Smith, NY Soldiers from Operations Company of the 42nd Infandty Division Headquarters Battalion conduct a road march during the 42nd ID annual training on Thursday, June 16, 2016.

Jun 22, 2016

On the Range at Annual Training

CAMP SMITH New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Marcus Vendittuoli, A member of Detachment 1 of the 42nd Infantry Division's Signal Company, fires his weapon on the M4 zero range during annual training at Camp Smith on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Jun 20, 2016

42nd ID Soldiers experience new Yellow Ribbon

LATHAM--Janell Coker a facilitator for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Yellow Ribbon Cadre Speakers program addresses Soldiers and families of the 42nd Infantry Division during their 3060 day Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program event in Latham N.Y. on April 2.The Soldiers returned from a deployment in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base Cuba in late January. They served as members of the headquarters element for Joint Task Force Guantanamo and provided administrative support to the task force.

Apr 04, 2016

Combat Lifesaver Training at 42nd ID

TROY-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Catarina Bowen and Sgt. Richard Creecy, both members of the 42nd Infantry Division Det. 1 Signal Company, learn first aid skills as part of a Combat Lifesaver Course being taught at 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters in Troy, N.Y. on Sunday, Feb.21.

Feb 23, 2016

Rainbow Troops Return From GITMO

LATHAM, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Theresa Barone-Lopez embraces her daughter Juliana at the Albany International Airport here on Jan. 27 2016. Barone-Lopez was among 50 Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division who deployed to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in April 2015. They served as members of the headquarters element for Joint Task Force Guantanamo and provided administrative support to the task force. Barone-Lopez lives in Amsterdam N.Y.

Jan 28, 2016

Rainbow Division Honored for Veterans Day

GARDEN CITY--New York Army National Guard Major Ian Seagriff and Staff Sergeant Justin Wolcott presented a memorial wreath on behalf of the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division at the World War I Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial located on Long Island in Garden City (Nassau County) on Nov. 10, 2015 to honor the service of past 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers for Veterans Day. The monument commemorates the location where the division was mobilized during World War I.

Nov 12, 2015

42nd Infantry Division Leaders

Major General Harry Miller (front left), the commander of the 42nd Infantry Division, Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski, and Col. Phil Pugliese, the 42nd Infantry Division Chief of Staff, pose with key members of their office staff during the division's annual Dining Out on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Oct 27, 2015

New Commander for 42nd ID Headquarters Battalion

TROY- Lt. Col. Mark Frank accepts the colors of the 42nd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion from Brig. Gen.Steven Ferrari during change of command ceremonies on Sunday, Oct. 25. Frank took command from Lt. Col. Christopher Panzer.

Oct 26, 2015

Northeast Army Representatives Gather

GLENVILLE, NY-- Representatives from the New York Army National Guard, the Army Reserve,and the 10th Mountain Division gather for a group photo at the Glenville Armed Forces Reserve Center on Sept. 23, following a meeting of the Northeast Regional Partnership. The Northeast Regional Partnership consists of units from the 10th Mountain Division, and units from the Army National Guard and Army Reserve that work together to implement the Army's Total Force Policy. The partnership is focused on maximizing the readiness of all units through shared training opportunities. The meeting was hosted by the 42nd Division.

Sep 24, 2015

42nd Band Opens the Track Race Day

SARATOGA -- The 42nd Infantry Division Band, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mark Kimes, plays the national anthem prior to the start of the race day at the Saratoga race track on Aug. 14. The 42nd Band is touring the state playing at nine different venues as part of their 2015 annual training.

Aug 14, 2015

An Under the Waves Reenlistment

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba Lt. Col. Todd Bookless, commander of 42nd Infantry Division-GTMO Team, congratulates Staff Sgt. Stephanie Schneider after she reenlisted underwater in Guantanamo Bay, Aug. 1. The 42nd deployed a team of soldiers to Cuba last Fall to staff the personnel, operations, logistics, and signals sections of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, which is charged with overseeing detainee operations at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.

Aug 04, 2015

Soldiers on the Range at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM --Soldiers of the New York Army National Guards 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion bunking down in tents constructed on the range June 19 2015 during annual training at Fort Drum N.Y. The sleeping tents save travel time as Soldiers fire weapons around the clock.

Jun 25, 2015

Division Troops Hone Lifesaver Skills at Drum

FORT DRUM--New York Army National Guard Sgt. Jessica Gonzalez practices combat lifesaver techniques on Pfc. Derek Schneider during annual training at Fort Drum N.Y. on June 17. 2015 The two Soldiers are members of the New York National Guard 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

Jun 24, 2015

.50 Cal training at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM--New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Quivey explains better techniques for firing an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun to two Headquarters Support Company Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division, based in Troy, N.Y., June 19.The 42nd was conducting their annual training at Fort Drum, New York and took the time to qualify Soldiers on the .50 Cal.

Jun 22, 2015

42nd ID Soldiers Train on Medical Skills

FORT DRUM-- Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division rehearse a casualty drill here on June, 18, 2015. Soldiers of the division conducted Annual training at Fort Drum.

Jun 18, 2015

Rollover Training at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division go through humvee rollover training at Fort Drum while on Annual Training.

Jun 16, 2015

Soldiers Volunteer Time for Kids

TROY--New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Kenneth Geib, a member of Intelligence and Sustainment Company of the 42nd Infantry Division, uses his off-duty time to spar with Nikki Albert at the Boys and Girls Club in Troy on April 2. About a dozen kids, aged 7-16 from around the Capital region took boxing lessons from Gieb and other New York National Guardsmen who volunteered to teach them. Mission Ringside, a boxing initiative involving youth and Veterans. ( Courtesy photo.)

Apr 24, 2015

Soldiers train on Leadership Reaction Course

CAMPT SMITH-- 42nd Inf. Div. Soldiers from the Headquarters Services Company determine what is the best course of action to take on the Leadership Reaction Course at Camp Smith Training Site on April 11.

Apr 21, 2015

Rollover training at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH- New York Army National Guard Pfc. Kyle Winne, a member of 42nd Inf. Div. Headquarters Services Company, egresses from a an upside down vehicle rollover training here on April 11, carrying a simulated M-16. The Soldiers participated in HMMWV (humvee) Egress Assistance Trainer (HEAT) drills during their April annual training. The device helps Soldiers learn to cope with a vehicle rollover incident.

Apr 15, 2015

New York Soldiers heading for Gitmo

TROY-- Major General Harry Miller, the commander of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division speaks to division Soldiers heading for Fort Bliss, Texas and then the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base on Sunday, March 22 at 42nd Division headquarters here. The team conducted a farewell ceremony before heading to Fort Bliss for post mobilization training.

Mar 23, 2015

Training in the Snow for GTMO

CAMP SMITH--New York Army National Guard Spc. Nelson Guzman (left) Capt. Charles Sanders and Staff Sgt. Thomas Garbarini report enemy activity using a SALUTE report back to headquarters as part of training at Camp Smith Training Site on March 1, 2015. The three are among 56 Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division preparing for a deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mar 10, 2015

Soldiers Conduct Land Nav' at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH-- New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Yvette Valle assists her group in starting to plot out points on the map they were just given in preparation for a snowy land navigation course at Camp Smith Training Site on Feb. 23. Valle is among a group of 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers that are preparing to deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Feb 27, 2015

Training in the snow for Caribbean Deployment

CAMP SMITH-- A 42nd Infantry Division Soldier prepares to throw a training grenade during basic skills training at the Camp Smith Training Site on Feb. 22. Fifty 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers are going through basic deployment training here to prepare for a deployment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, in March.

Feb 25, 2015

Land Nav Training in the Cold at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH-- Soldiers from the New York National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division conduct land navigation training at Camp Smith Training Site on Monday, Feb. 23. Fifty Soldiers from the Troy-based unit are preparing to deploy to Guantanamo Bay at the end of March and going through required individual training at Camp Smith.

Feb 24, 2015

Soldiers Compete to be Best Warrior in 42nd ID

GLENVILLE- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Laila Barnes disassembles, inspects and reassembles an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon during the 42nd Infantry Division Best Warrior Competition at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Glenville on Friday, Feb. 6.

Feb 10, 2015

Holiday Festivities at 42nd Infantry Division

TROY-- 42nd Infantry Division Chief of Staff Col. Phil Pugliese (right) and Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski, dish out Christmas Dinner to division members and their families on Sunday, Dec. 7 during the annual holiday festivities at division headquarters at the Manor Road Armory in Troy.

Dec 09, 2014

Rainbow Division Veterans Honored

GARDEN CITY, -- New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Patrick Macklin and Staff Sgt. Justin Wolcott from the 42nd Infantry Division presented a memorial wreath on behalf of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division on Monday morning, Nov. 10 at the World War I Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial located in Garden City to honor the service of past 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers for Veterans Day.The division headquarters traditionally presents the wreath provided by the Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation Memorials Committee each year at memorial sites to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the division's veterans of WWI, WWII and the Iraq War. The wreath is . The foundation oversees dozens of memorial sites in the U.S. and Europe where 42nd Division Soldiers served.

Nov 12, 2014

On the Range at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM--A New York Army National Guard Soldier assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division checks his targets during M-4 qualification at Fort Drum on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Soldiers from the Operations and Intelligence Companies qualified on the range.

Oct 28, 2014

PT Test for Rainbow Soldiers

TROY-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division headquarters take the Army Physical Fitness Test during weekend drill on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Glenmore Road Armory here.

Sep 11, 2014

Rainbow Division Memorial Honors Iraq War Vets

FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Retired Maj. Gen. Joseph Taluto, left, former commander of the 42nd Infantry Division and Adjutant General of the State of New York, representing the Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation, joins current Rainbow Division Commander Maj. Gen. Harry Miller unveiling a memorial that commemorates the 10th anniversary of the mobilization of the 42nd Infantry Division for combat service in Iraq. The division mobilized in 2004 to form the division base of Task Force Liberty, a force that would see more than 23,000 Soldiers serve in North Central Iraq. Photo by Master Sgt. Peter Towse, 42nd Infantry Division.

Jun 29, 2014

Veteran Leader Reenlisted

TROY-- Lt. Col. Christopher Panzer, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion of the 42nd Infantry Division reenlists the battalion Command Sgt. Major Anthony McLean during a drill at the Glenmore Road Armory. McLean, who has served in the Army since 1982, was due to end his service in November. He has served as a sergeant major since 2010.

Jun 25, 2014

42nd Division Trains at Fort Leavenworth

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas-- Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division man their command post stations during the division's Warfighter training here May 20-26. The training exercise tests the ability of a division staff to process information and make decisions in a simulated combat situation.

May 29, 2014

42nd Soldiers Test their Skills

LATHAM--New York Army National Guard SPC Steven Smith of the 42nd HSB prepares to field strip an M-249 as part of the 42nd Infantry Division's 2014 Best Warrior Competition, held at the Division of Military and Naval Affairs flight facility in Latham, NY on February 8, 2014.

Feb 10, 2014

Division Soldiers Push Out Push Ups

TROY-- Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division's Headquarters and Service Company get in the right mood for a two-mile ruck march they conducted during drill here on Friday February 8 as part of the February drill weekend by doing push ups with full field pack. "This is a spiritual walk, a reminder of what we signed up to do," said 1st Sgt. Thomas C. Strauss.

Feb 10, 2014

42nd Infantry Division Honors Infantrymen

SYRACUSE, NY--Members of the New York Army National Guard after receiving the Order of St. Maurice Medal Dec. 14. From left: Sgt. Maj. Daniel Ames, 42nd Infantry Division, Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields, the Director of the Joint Staff for the New York National Guard, Lt. Col. Aron Sacchetti, 42nd Infantry Division, and New York State Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Wicks.The Order of St. Maurice is presented by the National Infantry Association to Infantrymen who have made outstanding contributions.

Jan 24, 2014

Division Soldiers Compete in Skills Challenge

FORT DRUM--Spc. Steven Smith, an automated logistics Soldier with the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters Support Company, strips a M249 light machine gun while competing in a Best Warrior Competition at Fort Drum N.Y., Jan. 10. Smith, one of seven soldiers from the 42nd Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion to compete, won the competition and will proceed to the divisional level.

Jan 13, 2014

NewYork Guard Soldiers Sing Carols in Kuwait

CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait- Members of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade took some time on Christmas Eve to carol around the post. The New York Soldiers are deployed in Kuwait to provide aviation support to American forces in that country.

Dec 24, 2013

New Yorkers Celebrate Guard Birthday in Kuwait

KUWAIT- New York Army National Guard Private 1st Class Tessa Marino from Clifton Park N.Y. and the youngest soldier in the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade cuts the Army National Guard's 377th birthday cake with the brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge Vasquez from Queens N.Y. in Camp Buehring Kuwait on Dec. 13 2013.The 42nd CAB composed of New York Army National Guardsmen from across the state and augmented by units from Montana and Texas arrived in Kuwait last week to conduct aviation operations in the region.

Dec 13, 2013

42nd Division Commander Gets 2nd Star

FORT DRUM--Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, congratulates Major General Harry Miller, the commander of the 42nd Infantry Division, after he "pinned on" Millers two star rank during a ceremony here on Monday, June 24. Miller, a two-time veteran of the Iraq War and one-time garrison commander of Fort Drum, took command of the 42nd Infantry Division in April.

Jun 24, 2013

42nd Signal Company Changes Command

FORT DRUM-New York National Guard Capt. Ryan Brountas accepts the guidon ofthe 42nd Infantry Division Signal Company during a change of command ceremony during annual training June 19 at Fort Drum, N.Y. Brountas took over command of the company from Maj. Ryan T. Patrick.

Jun 21, 2013

Rainbow Division Preps for Warfighter

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- New York Army National Guard Col. Mark Leahey, the Chief of Fires for the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters, based in Troy, N.Y., uses Voice Over Internet Protocol to discuss targeting during a Warfighter simulation briefing June 12, 2013 at the Mission Training Complex, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters began a corps-level Warfighter training exercise here at the Mission Training Complex (MTC) June 2, 2013.

Jun 18, 2013

Youth Program Beautifies Armory

TROY--Members of the New York National Guard Youth Program plant a rainbow of red geraniums, yellow marigolds and blue lobelias to celebrate Armed Forces Day May 18 at the headquarters 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters in Troy, N.Y. The NYNG Youth Program aims to support children of military-affiliated members and planted flowers in Troy and in Latham, N.Y.

May 21, 2013

42nd Division at Historic Trophy Point

WEST POINT-- Representatives of the 42nd Infantry Division’s brigades stand in formation on Saturday, April 13, as they prepare for division change of command ceremonies here at historic Trophy Point. Major General Steven Wickstrom transferred command of the division-- which has elements in New York, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts-- to Brig. General Harry Miller during the ceremony. Trophy Point gets its name from the historic cannon captured in the Mexican and other wars and displayed there.

Apr 16, 2013

Rainbow Division Welcomes New Commander

WEST POINT, N.Y. - New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Harry E. Miller receives the unit colors of the 42nd Infantry Division from the New York State Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, during a change of command ceremony here April 13. Outgoing commander Maj. Gen. Steven N. Wickstrom passed the guidon donned with traditional divisional colors at the United States Military Academy’s Trophy Point Ampitheatre, representing the transition of command to Miller.

Apr 15, 2013

New Commander for Headquarters Co. 42nd Infantry

TROY--Lt. Col. Christopher Daniels, the battalion commander, passes the guideon to 1st Lt. Lauana Dupigny as she assumes command of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters and Support company, New York Army National Guard March 1, 2013 at the Troy armory.

Mar 07, 2013

42nd Division Family Day

POSTENKILL-- Children of Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion of the Troy-based 42nd Infantry Division enjoy Family Day activities with Daisy the Clown at the Sullivan Jones Veterans of Foreign Wars Post here on Sunday August 12. The annual event brings Soldiers and their families together for food and fun.

Aug 14, 2012

Rainbow Division Veterans Gather for Reunion

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Col. Phil Pugliese, left, Chief of Staff of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters, speaks with WWII veteran of the famed "Rainbow Division" Harold Melinek at the New York State Miliitary History Museum with Maj. Benjamin Tupper, the division public affairs officer. The three were on hand for the opening ceremony of the Rainbow DivisionVeterans Memorial Foundation 92nd Annual Reunion. The reunion, held in Albany, runs from July 12-14th. Melinek served in the division’s 42nd Chemical Company during WWII. This year marks the first large-scale gathering of the division’s Iraq war veterans under the foundation leadership of its latest chairmen, retired Maj. Gen. Joseph Taluto. Taluto, the former Adjutant General for the New York National Guard, commanded the 42nd Infantry Division in Iraq in 2005. Photo by Master Sgt. Peter Towse, 42nd Infantry Division.

Jul 13, 2012

This Range is Hot

FORT DRUM, N.Y. - While the temperature reached a summer time high of 95 degrees, Soliders from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, A, B and C Troops, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry spent the week of June 18-22 at Fort Drum familiarizing with various weapon systems. It was the first time the unit was able to pull about 225 Soldiers from Niagara Falls, Geneva and Jamestown as well as some Soldiers from the Buffalo-based Company D, 427th Brigade Support Bn. for support during refocus/qualification training since standing down for an Afghanistan deployment with the 27th Infantry Bde. Combat Team last fall. The 101st also qualified on the new M2A1 .50 caliber machine gun, vehicle mounted .50 caliber, M4 rifles and sniper tactics.

Jun 25, 2012

42nd Headquarters Battalion Preps for Digital Age

FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Soldiers on the advance party get one of eight Command Post of the Future tents up at a training area near Fort Drum’s Division Hill on April 18. The 42nd recieved the new equipment and is preparing for a two-event training phase throughout the month of May in order to digitally transition to an integrated division.

May 03, 2012

Division Officers Study Historic Battle

SARATOGA--New York National Guard Maj. Gen. Steven Wickstrom speaks with Soldiers as they view historic battlefield grounds at the Saratoga National Historic Park on December 10, 2011. Wickstrom, the Commanding General of the 42nd Infantry Division from Upton, MA, along with other leaders of various capacities from across New York state received a guided tour of the Saratoga Battlefield as part of the Fall 2011 Operations, Training and Mobilization Conference held in Saratoga Springs. "It’s important for our leaders to be familiar with military history," Wickstrom said. Conference attendees were able to view the grounds upon which many of the Battles of Saratoga took place, including Freeman and Barber Farms, and the Breymann Redoubt.

Dec 11, 2011

Guard Volunteers Assist in Trees for Troops

CHARLETON, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Jason Wells assists FedEx driver Don Pelletier load Christmas Trees here at Ellms Tree Farms Nov. 28. Wells and another six Soldiers volunteered to assist in the annual "Trees for Troops" loading of about 115 donated trees bound for military installations and families around the country and the globe.

Nov 29, 2011

Army, Air National Guard Troops Team up for Training

GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. - New York Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, left, commander of Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division, meets Col. Thomas Owens II, commander of the 106th Rescue Wing here at the wing headquarters Aug. 4. Wickstrom deployed to Gabreski with about 370 Soldiers of the division headquarters to rehearse hurricane response missions to better prepare New York National Guard forces for hurricane response in New York. Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Miller, 106th Rescue Wing. Find video of the training at the DVIDS hub: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/122315/army-troops-joint-rescue-wing-hurricane-response-exercise.

Aug 04, 2011

Rainbow Soldiers Meet with Senator Gillibrand

TROY, N.Y. -- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand greets New York Army National Guard Warrant Officer Candidate Joshua Udell during a visit with Maj. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, left, and the leaders of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters here April 1. Gillibrand met with Wickstrom to learn more about the division’s role in domestic response missions in times of disaster and the headquarters support to the wartime missions of six combat brigades spread over five states. Gillibrand thanked the men and women of the division headquarters for their service and sacrifice and reaffirmed her commitment to work in Congress to support servicemembers and their families.

Apr 01, 2011

Rainbow Division Commander Receives Second Star

TROY -- New York Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Steven N. Wickstrom receives his two-star rank from his wife Collette during a promotion ceremony here Feb. 12. Wickstrom, commander of the 42nd Infantry Division, has commanded the division since the spring of 2009. Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, the New York State Adjutant General presided over the general officer promotion. Wickstrom was promoted in front of about 200 Soldiers of the 42nd Divison Headquarters, leaders of the division’s aligned-for-training brigades and directors of the Joint Force Headquarters staff of the New York National Guard.

Feb 12, 2011

Rainbow Division Marks National Guard Birthday

TROY, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, left and Pvt. 1st Class Kevin Adams mark the Dec. 13, 1636 birthday of the National Guard with a ceremonial cake in front of Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters here during a unit drill Dec. 11. The two Soldiers represent the most senior and most junior representatives of the command to honor the anniversary of the National Guard’s creation. The National Guard celebrates 374 years of service to state and nation on Monday, Dec. 13. Photo by Sgt. John Smith, 42nd Infantry Division.

Dec 11, 2010

Rainbow Division Honors Douglas MacArthur

WEST POINT--Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, Commanding General of the 42nd Infantry Division, addresses members of the Rainbow Division Veteran’s Memorial Foundation, Soldiers of the Division and West Point Cadets after laying the Division’s "Rainbow" wreath at the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Memorial here Nov. 12, 2010. Wickstrom and retired Command Sgt. Major Martin Allen placed the wreath during the time-honored tradition that paid tribute to one of America’s most historic military leaders.

Nov 13, 2010

Army Guard Leader Visits Wounded Warriors

WASHINGTON -- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, commander of the National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division, greets Spc. Ryan Braman during a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center Sept. 16. Wickstrom and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Jenks were at Walter Reed to meet with wounded Soldiers from the division’s combat brigades from New York, New Jersey and New England aligned for training with the 42nd Infantry Division. Braman, a Soldier from the 101st Airborne Division from Lafayette, Ind. wears a Boston Red Sox baseball t-shirt, which caught the attention of Wickstrom, an Upton, Mass. resident. Wickstrom learned that Braman’s ties to the Red Sox extend to a friendship with Casey Fisk of Byron Center, Mi., son of the former Red Sox great Carlton Fisk. Courtesy photo.

Sep 22, 2010

National Guard Association Leader Talks to Troops

TROY, N.Y. -- Retired National Guard Maj. Gen. Gus L. Hargett, Jr. addresses members of the New York Army National Guard on behalf of the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) at the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters in Troy, N.Y. March 6. Hargett, the former Adjutant General for the state of Tennesee, has been a lifelong member of NGAUS and now serves as president of the organization that lobbies on behalf of the Army and Air National Guard to ensure elected leaders provide for the members of the National Guard and the readiness of the force. “We are the oldest lobbying organization in our nation’s capital,” Hargett told the troops, “since 1878 working to make equipment, resources and benefits available to our National Guard.”

Mar 07, 2010

Rainbow Division Soldiers Celebrate Guard Birthday

CAMP CHITOSE, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN -- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom (left) and division Soldier Pfc. Callie Haynes cut a cake to celebrate the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard during Yama Sakura 57 bilateral command post training exercise with members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces. The 42nd Infantry Division command and staff have been taking part in the exercise along with other U.S. military units and the Japanese Northern Army. The Northern Army command staff (background, left) and Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, Commanding General USARPAC (background, right) watch the ceremony. Photo by Staff Sgt. Raymond Drumsta, 138th Public Affairs Detachment.

Dec 13, 2009

Rainbow Soldier Recognized in Japan

CAMP CHITOSE, JAPAN-- 42nd Division Command Sgt. Major Robert Jenks of Millerton (left) congratulates division Soldier Sgt. Holly Lindstrom, of Buffalo, after giving her a sergeant major's coin torecognize her efforts during Yama Sakura 57,an annual, bilateral command post exercise that simulates Japanese-United States military operations required to defend Japan now underway. Lindstrom is working in the division planning section and runs the Common Operating Picture, a computer system which gives the commanding general and command staff a real-time picture of the battlefield. Jenks said Lindstrom is working in a job that is above and beyond her pay grade.

Dec 10, 2009

Yama Sakura Begins for Rainbow Division

CAMP CHITOSE, Hokkaido, Japan -- New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Maj. John Willsey of the 42d Special Troops Battalion renders honors during the national anthems of the United States and Japan during opening ceremonies of Yama Sakura 57 here Dec. 7 at Camp Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan. More than 170 Soldiers from the New York Army National Guards 42d Infantry Division Headquarters, based in Troy, N.Y. are participating in the battle simulation exercise with counterparts from the Japanese Northern Armys 7th and 2nd Divisions in Japan and at Fort Lewis, Wash. Yama Sakura (Japanese for Mountain Cherry Blossom) is an annual, bilateral Command Post Exercise that simulates Japanese-US military operations required to defend Japan. New York Army National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, 42d Infantry Division.

Dec 07, 2009

Rehearsing Battle Plans for Yama Sakura

TROY, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Michael Brown, an operations NCO with the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters points out positions of maneuver forces during the division's combined arms rehearsal at the division headquarters' Troy Armory Nov. 7. Leading the rehearsal of battle plans in the background are (from left to right) Lt. Col. Dennis Deeley, Division Operations Officer, Col. Gary Yaple, Division Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, the 42nd Infantry Division Commander, Brig. Gen. Matthew McCoy, Deputy Division Commander and Division Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Jenks. The headquarters is preparing to deploy more than 130 Citizen Soldiers for the Bilateral Joint Training Exercise Yama Sakura in Northern Japan. The exercise, scheduled for the first half of December 2009, will involve a large-scale battle simulation between U.S. Army and Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces.

Nov 07, 2009

Rainbow Vets of Today and Yesterday

Capt. Benjamin Tupper, a public affairs officer with the 42nd Infantry Division from Syracuse, NY listens to stories of Rainbow Division veterans Vassil Evanoff from Bloomington, MN and Ivan Wallace from Pinetta, FL during the Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation's 65th Annual Reunion on July 11, 2009. The two men served in the 22nd Medical Battalion during WWII.

Jul 13, 2009

N.Y. National Guard Soldiers Are Off The Wall

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. - Before heading out to complete a land navigation course at Camp Smith, Spc. Peter D. Haas, 42nd Infantry Division, and former Soldier with the 56th Personnel Services Battalion had some fun and learned how to rappel off a 60-foot tower. Haas got off the wall pretty far as other Soldiers watch below. Haas recently tranferred to the 42nd Inf. Div. due to the recent deactivation of the 56th.

Jun 08, 2009

Aviation Soldiers Come Home

LATHAM -- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Benjamin Seeger is greeted by his wife Andrea and 2-year old daughter Rachel, as he returned home to the Army Aviation Support Facility, May 23, after completing one-year of active duty for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Seeger, and more than 160 members of the New York Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion served in Iraq for nine months, returning to the United States last weekend and completing their demobilization tasks. The Capital District welcomed home more than 60 of these Soldiers this weekend. The battalion, headquartered near Long Island's Islip MacArthur Airport at the New York Army National Guard's Ronkonkoma Army Aviation Support Facility, also has a flight company near Albany International Airport in Latham, N.Y.

May 23, 2009

New Leadership for 42nd Infantry Division

CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE--The Troy-based 42nd Infantry Division welcomed its new commander in a formal military ceremony Sunday, May 3. Iraq War veteran Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom took the responsibility of command of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division in a change of command ceremony in front of divisional troops at Camp Smith, near Peekskill, N.Y. The New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters, based in Troy, N.Y., is one of only eight Army National Guard combat division headquarters in the nation. It was the first National Guard divisional headquarters called to active duty for combat operations in Iraq since the Korean War. The division served as the Multinational Divisional Headquarters for North Central Iraq during the Iraqi Constitutional Referendum vote in 2005. Brigadier General Steven N. Wickstrom, incoming commander of the Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division. Wickstrom has served in numerous leadership and staff positions in his 28-year career as an officer in the Army National Guard. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and previously served as the Deputy Commanding General of the 42nd Infantry Division. Wickstrom took command from Brig. Gen. Paul C. Genereux, Jr., the division commander from April 2006 and formerly the division's deputy commander for combat operations during the unit deployment to Iraq in 2005.

May 03, 2009

Rainbow Soldiers Take Aim at Weapons Qualification

Fort Pickett, Va. -- New York Army National Guard Soldiers Maj. Henry Pettit, right, and Capt. Todd Balog conduct 9mm pistol qualification training here March 5 as part of the 42nd Infantry Division Special Troops Battalion warrior skills training. Approximately 300 "Rainbow Division" Soldiers from the division's headquarters company, tactical command posts and network signal company travelled to the Fort Pickett training areas to conduct weapons qualification along with individual and section training where recent heavy snows made the terrain very familiar to the New York Soldiers.

Mar 05, 2009

Fallen Guardsman Honored by NYPD and Military

New York City--Major General Joseph Taluto, the Adjutant General and Commander of the New York National Guard and Brig. Gen. Paul Genereux, Jr., the commander of the 42nd Infantry Division (Center) salute as the remains of New York Army National Guard Sgt. Deon Taylor pass by during funeral observances on Thursday, Nov. 6. Taluto and Genereux joined other Army and New York Police Department dignitaries, include Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and New York City Major Michael Bloomberg, at Manhattan's Riverside Church to honor Taylor. Taylor, a member of the New York Police Department since 2005, and the Army National Guard since 2001, was killed in action in Afghanistan on October 22 when an improvised explosive device destroyed his humvee. He was deployed with the 27th Brigade Combat Team which is training the Afghan National Army and Police

Nov 07, 2008

Remembering 9-11 Promise to Students

Tenth grade students from Hancock Central School hold up a 3-by-14 foot banner displaying ?KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK? and signed by the then 3rd graders, faculty and other students. The banner was taped to donations sent to Soldiers working 18-hour shifts supporting rescue and recovery efforts at ?Ground Zero? following the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. The banner was returned nearly seven years later by retired Sgt. 1st Class Delbert Higgins, 42nd Infantry ?Rainbow? Division during a school wide 9-11 Remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11, 2008. Higgins kept his promise to say thank you to roughly 35 youngsters who demonstrated concern and ultimately motivated Soldiers during a difficult time.

Sep 12, 2008

National Guard Women Highlighted in Cohoes Exhibit

Cohoes, NY -- Cohoes High School student Kourtney Hebert tries on Individual Body Armor or IBA belonging to Staff Sgt. Karin Coons of the 42nd Infantry Division in Troy, NY. The Cohoes High School toured the new exhibit at the Cohoes Visitors Center which highlights the accomplishments of area women who have served in the military and are currently serving in the New York Army and Air National Guard. The exhibit is sponsored by The Spindle City Historic Society of Cohoes and Cohoes Remembers Vets with the assistance of the New York National Guard and the Foundation of New York State Nurses. The exhibit illustrates the opportunities afforded to women in the military and reveals the contributions made through their military service as camp followers, in the Army and Navy Nurse Corps, National Guard and Women?s Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS). The exhibit will be available for view at the Cohoes Visitor?s Center, 58 Remsen Street, the ground floor of the Cohoes Music Hall from June 3 ? 27, 2008; hours are 11am to 4pm, Tuesday through Friday. There is a special evening showing from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday June 5, 2008.

Jun 04, 2008

Trees, Troops and Families

Staff Sergeant Daniel Brunner, a N.Y. Army National Guard Citizen Soldier with the 42nd Infantry Division, passes a donated Christmas Tree to fellow volunteer 1SG Tony Coluccio at Ellms Farms in Charlton, N.Y. on November 28. The trees are part of a donated shipment for DoD installations in the U.S. and across the globe as part of the "Trees for Troops" charitable donations for 2007. Brunner voluteered his time on November 28 to help other area veterans and military famiily members in loading more than 150 trees for shipment at Ellms Tree Farms in Charlton, N.Y.

Dec 12, 2007

Tax-Free Re-enlistment for Rainbow Soldiers

Soldiers of the Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division renew their enlistment vows while deployed to Cairo, Egypt in support of the 2007 Bright Star exercise Nov. 12, 2007. Each Soldier received a tax-free bonus of $15,000 for re-enlisting.

Nov 12, 2007

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