Family Program brings new twist to Yellow Ribbon

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 30/60 day Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program event in Latham, N.Y. on April 2. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Sgt. Major Corine Lombardo/ Released)

Apr 04, 2016

42nd Inf. Div. Soldiers pay respects to fallen

FORT DRUM-- Soldiers of the New York National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division conducting annual training at Fort Drum, visit the 10th Mountain Division’s fallne soldier Memorial Park.

Jun 28, 2013

Rainbow Division Preps for Warfighter

Brig. Gen. Steven Ferrari and staff of the 42nd Infantry Division, New York Army National Guard, discuss strategy using an analog map of the battlefield during the Mission Training Complex warfighter exercise June 12, 2013. The 42nd supported the 40th Infantry Division, California Army National Guard, at the corps level during the exercise.

Jun 18, 2013

New York Army National Guard soldiers learn hand-to-hand combatives skills

Sgt. David Eisenhart, an Athens, N.Y., resident and an automated supply soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Joint Force Headquarters, watches as soldiers fight during Level 1 Army Combatives Training at Camp Smith May 19. The training aimed to teach soldiers skills they could then teach back at their units. Read More:

May 21, 2013

Post-deployment New York National Guard Soldiers and their families lauded in Freedom Salute Ceremony

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment and 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment were welcomed home from deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Bahrain during a Freedom Salute Ceremony April 28 in Queens, N.Y. The ceremony, held 90 days after Soldiers returned to their homes, honored both returning Soldiers and the families, and employers friends who supported them. (U.S. Army Photos by Spc. J.p. Lawrence, 42nd Infantry Division).

Apr 30, 2013

Rainbow Division Welcomes New Commander

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Brigade Commanders of the New York Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division render honors during the change of command ceremony here April 13 to welcome the unit’s new commander, Brig. Gen. Harry Miller. Photo by Col. Richard Goldenberg, New York National Guard Joint Force Headquarters.

Apr 15, 2013

Iraq Veteran to Command Rainbow Division HQs Company

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 Infantry Division Soldiers have fun in the sun during family day

The Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarter and Headquarters Battalion made the most of a summer afternoon during family day at the Sullivan Jones VFW Post in Poestenkill, N.Y. Aug. 12. Events included a rock wall, bounce house and clown and were provided by members of the 42nd Infantry Division Family Readiness Group and others. (Photo by Spc. J.p. Lawrence, 42nd Infantry Division PAO).

Aug 14, 2012

World War II Rainbow Division veterans pass the torch to current generation

TROY, NY-- New York Army National Guard recruits enrolled in the Recruit Sustainment Program speak to John Walker, a World War II veteran of the 42nd Infantry Division during the visit of the veterans to the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters building at Glenmore Road on Saturday, July 15. Members of the 42nd Division Veterans Memorial Foundation held their annual reunion in Albany July 13-15.

Jul 17, 2012

’Rainbow Hurricane’ Prepares Troops for Disaster Response

F.S. GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Patrick Macklin, right, the deputy operations officer for the 42nd Infantry Division, discusses the setup and operation of the division forward command post with representatives of the National Guard’s 38th Infantry Division here Aug. 5. The 42nd Infantry Division headquarters deployed its command post to the home of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing to validate the capability of the headquarters to muster, deploy and establish a joint task force headquarters in the event of a civil disaster. The 38th Division is scheduled for the DART mission next year. Photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, 42nd Infantry Division.

Aug 07, 2011

Can You Hear Me Now? Guard Troops Ensure You Can During Disaster Exercise

New York Army National Guard Spc. Daniel Hayes with the 42nd Infantry Division Special Troops Battalion, a communications support team specialist in Latham discusses rapid response procedures with Master Sgt. Linda Walker from the 174th Fighter Wing during the "Rainbow Hurricane" response exercise on Friday, Aug. 5th, at Gabreski Air Base in Westhampton Beach. Photo by Spc. Jimmy Bedgood, 42nd Infantry Division.

Aug 07, 2011

Rainbow Division Honors a Founder

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 15, 2010

National Guard Association Leader Speaks to 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers

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.

Mar 08, 2010

42nd Infantry Division Vets Share Laughter and Pain

42nd Infantry Division veterans Sidney Shafner, Burchard Neet, Richard Marowitz, and Frederick Krinkler reunite at the Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation’s 65th Annual Reunion on July 12, 2009 to recall their past experiences while serving together during WWII. The four veterans were part of the 22nd Intelligence and Reconaisssance Regiment as point scouts who led fellow troops in the liberation of Dachau in April 1945. (Photo by: Private 1st Class Rachel Sanzo)

Jul 13, 2009

National Guard Soldier Remembers 9-11 Promise to School Kids

New York Army National Guard, Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Delbert Higgins thanks students and faculty of Hancock Central School, Hancock, NY during a school wide 9-11 Remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11. Higgins returned a banner to school principal Carol Daddezio, sent to 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers working at ground zero following the World Trade Center terrorist attacks.

Sep 12, 2008

Combat Vets Prepare Guardsmen for War Zone

Cpl. Nicholas Sbano, a New York Pre-Mobilization Training Assistance Element Observer Controller/Trainer, discusses proper procedures before moving deploying Soldiers through a barbed wire obstacle course at Ft. Drum on August 8, 2008.

Aug 14, 2008

Adjutant General Presents 75 Year Old Award to New Heroes

Major General Joseph Taluto presents a Purple Heart to former New York Army National Guard Soldier Spec. Aaron Moquin during ceremonies recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the creation of the Purple Heart at New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site on Aug.7. Photo by: Eric Durr

Apr 11, 2008

National Guard NASCAR Takes 8th Place at Watkins Glen

Casey Mears (No. 5) drives by pit row at over 100mph as his pit crew watch on during the Busch Series Zippo 200 race at the Watkins Glen International Raceway August 11th, 2007. The car was painted with the historic 42nd Infantry Division Rainbow patch in honor of those who have served. Photo by: SFC Peter Towse - 42nd ID Public Affairs

Apr 11, 2008

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. Photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg, 42nd Infantry Division Public Affairs

Apr 11, 2008

Rainbow Soldiers Volunteer to Share Holiday Cheer with Troops

Chip Ellms, owner of Ellms Tree Farms in Charlton, N.Y. displays holiday tree decorations supplied by area schoolchildren for delivery with donated trees from the "Trees for Troops" charity collection on November 28. Ellms and other upstate New York tree farmers donated more than 150 trees for delivery to Fort Drum, N.Y. and the Army’s 10th Mountain Division as part of the program. Local area Citizen Soldiers from the N.Y. Army National Guard’s 42nd Infantry Division volunteered to join family members and veterans in loading the trees, scheduled for delivery at Fort Drum on Friday, November 30. U.S. Army photo by LTC Richard Goldenberg. (RELEASED)

Apr 11, 2008

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