New Top NCO for 53rd Troop Command

CAMP SMITH--U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, commander, 53rd Troop Command, New York Army National Guard, passes the noncommissioned officer sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Ciampolillo, incoming command sergeant major of the 53rd Troop Command, during a change of responsibility ceremony at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2018. The ceremony marked the change of the 53rd Troop Commands senior enlisted advisor from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Corey K. Cush to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Ciampolillo.

Oct 15, 2018

Leader meets with Ukranian officers

CAMP SMITH-- Brig. Gen. Michel Natali commander 53rd Troop Command (TC) of the New York Army National Guard exchanges mementos with visiting officers from the Ukrainian Army during a Tuesday, April 3 meeting. Natali and other 53rd Troop Command officers discussed best practices regarding how each country trains and manages their National Guard. More than 200 New York Army National Guard Soldiers are currently in Ukraine assisting in training the Ukranian Army.

Apr 05, 2018

53rd TC Officer is Logistican of the Year

Camp Smith --Army Major David Myones the logistics officer for the New York Army National Guards 53rd Troop Command conducts a briefing on June 192017 at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor N.Y. Myones was named the Army National Guard Logistician of the Year for 2016 by the Army National Guard.

Jun 23, 2017

Support of Guard is recognized at dinner

ALBANY-- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, commander of the 53rd Troop Command, recognizes employers for their support of National Guard and Reserve members during the annual New York State Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) dinner in Albany, N.Y. on April 28.

May 03, 2017

Warrant Officers Wanted

CAMP SMITH-- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chris Seeger a warrant officer strength manager for the New York Army National Guard discusses the eligibility requirements during the Warrant Officer Symposium at Camp Smith N.Y. April 8 2017.

Apr 20, 2017

New General for NY Army Guard

CAMP SMITH-- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michel Natali, commander of the 53rd Troop Command is pinned by his wife Barbara Meyer-Natali during his promotion ceremony at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor N.Y. March 18 2017. His daughter Lt.Adriana Natali looks on.

Mar 20, 2017

NY National Guard General Retires after 36 Years

LATHAM--New York Army Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey and his wife Ann raise their glasses in a toast during his retirement dinner at the Desmond Hotel in Latham N.Y. on Saturday Feb. 25. Swezey retired after 36 years of service in the Army Army Reserve and the New York Army National Guard. 240 people attended the event.

Feb 27, 2017

Promotion is family event

CAMP SMITH-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Major Maria Viana the chief supply noncommissioned officer for the 53rd Troop Command New York Army National Guard with members of her family following her promotion at Camp Smith Training Site January 8 2017.

Feb 10, 2017

New Boss for 53rd Troop Command

CAMP SMITH--Col. Michel A. Natali the incoming commander of the New York Army National Guards 53rd Troop Command accepts the guidon from Brig. Gen. Raymond Shields symbolizing the transfer of command at Camp Smith N.Y. Dec. 3 2016. Natali the former deputy commander took command of more than 4000 Soldiers assigned to the 53rd Troop Command (TC) from Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey.

Dec 05, 2016

Military Police Troops Bound for Afghanistan

New York National Guard Soldiers of the 107th Military Police Company pose on-stage at their unit deployment ceremony at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2016. The 29 Soldiers leave for training at Fort Bliss, Texas before deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedoms Sentinel.

Oct 04, 2016

NCO recognized for service

CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE--Sgt. Janet Guzman an administration sergeant for the New York Army National Guard's 53d Troop Command receives an Army Achievement Medal from Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey Commander of the 53d Troop Command at Camp Smith New York on April 10 2016.

Apr 12, 2016

Community March to Honored Deployed Troops

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - New York Army National Guard Soldiers join dozens of military family members and hundreds of friends for the 12th annual Christmas Eve-morning three mile road march in Glens Falls, N.Y. to show support for military men and women serving in Afghanistan and locations around the world. The event was led by guidon bearers from the 1427th Transportation Company carried by Spc. Andrew Sheerer and 466th Area Support Medical Company carried by Spc. Cody LaBarge, based in Queensbury and the 206th Military Police Company from Latham, N.Y. carried by Staff Sgt. Casey Harris. U.S. National Guard photo by New York Army National Guard Col. Richard Goldenberg/RELEASED.

Dec 24, 2015

Annual Adjutant General's Match Held

CAMP SMITH-- Members of the New York Army and Air National Guard engage targets during the Adjutant General's Combat Sustainment Training Exercise here on Saturday May 30, 2015. The "TAG Match" is an annual exercise designed to promote marksmanship training. Teams from Army and Air National Guard units, as well as members of the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard, participated.

Jun 01, 2015

Prayer Breakfast at Camp Smith

CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. New York Army National Guard members listen to the East Ward Missionary Baptist Church Choir singing during a Prayer Breakfast held on Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Chaplain Duffy Chapel and Spiritual Fitness Center which brought together Soldiers and Chaplains of all faiths and denominations to discuss Spiritual Readiness and Soldier resiliency. New York Army National Guard and New York Guard members participated in the event.

Jan 13, 2015

NewYork Soldiers Earn German Award

CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE -- Lt. Col. Rolf Metz German Army Liaison Officer to the United States Military Academy West Point N.Y. presents the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge to New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Dorvee 1427th Transportation Bn Queensbury N.Y during a ceremony here Aug. 3 2014. The decoration is traditionally awarded to German enlisted soldiers for weapons proficiency and is one of the few foreign awards approved for wear by U.S. military personnel. Metz worked with 53rd Troop Command leaders to allow New York Army National Guard Soldiers to earn the coveted award in New York.

Aug 12, 2014

222nd Yellow Ribbon Event

Rochester -- Spc. Stephanie Heusinger a Soldier from the 222nd Military Police Company and her family talk to Tricare representative Barbara Veeder during the Yellow Ribbon event held at the Raddison hotel on March 1. Soldiers spoke to various network and community resource providers ranging from health and dental services to counselors and veterans affairs.Approximately 150 Soldiers Airmen and individual augmentees and family members were in attendance of the New York Army National Guards Rochester-based 222nd Military Police Companys 90-day Yellow Ribbon event.

Mar 04, 2014

Troop Command Leader Meets with Deployed MPs

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE-- New York Army National Guard Brigadier General Michael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command, speaks with a member of the 107th Military Police Company during a visit to Guantanamo Bay on August 21. The 107th MP Company, headquarterd in Utica, deployed to Guantanamo Bay from Fort Bliss in July to provide security at the detainment center there.

Aug 25, 2011

Miss Westchester County Visits Soldiers

CAMP SMITH-- Christina DeLeon, the reigning Miss Westchester County, signs an autograph for a Soldier from Company C 1st Battalion 69th Infantry who is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan during a visit to the Camp Smith Readiness Center on Wednesday, May 18. DeLeon and Miss Westchester Teen, Samantha Gold, stopped by the Readiness Center on their way up to Albany for an event at the New York State Capital. The two young women met with Soldiers from the 69th who were preparing to move to Fort Drum for pre-mobilization training as well as members of the 53rd Troop Command headquarters who are based at the center,

May 20, 2011

'Headache' Gets Cured from National Guard Leader

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command in Valhalla, N.Y., presents the winner's trophy to horse owner Kenneth Ramsey and jockey Julien Leparoux following the successful finish of the racehorse called "Headache" during the Army National Guard race at the Saratoga Springs racetrack on Sept. 2. The day was billed as "Proud to be an American" day at the track, with military displays and free admission for veterans and servicemembers. Photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg.

Sep 02, 2009

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