2-101 CAV finds Best Warriors

New York Army National Guard Spc. Austin Manville and Sgt. Zachary Marafioti, assigned to 2nd Squadron,101st Cavalry Regiment, conduct a ruck march during the squadron's Best Warrior Competition in Ellicottville, New York on May 22. Manville and Marafioti placed first in the competition's Soldier and noncommissioned officer categories, respectively, and will represent the squadron at a brigade-level competition.

May 27, 2021

Soldiers help secure Capitol complex

ALBANY--Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guards 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry on guard duty one of the entrances to the Legislative Office Building in Albany New York on January 20 2021. They are from left Staff Sgt. Joseph Dunn a Buffalo esident assigned to D Company; Pvt.Kyle Navarra from Friendship New York assigned to Headquarters Troop;Pvt. Haylee Seefeldt a resident of Medina New York assigned to Headquarters Troop and Corp. Joseph Clement from Auburn New York who is assigned to D Company. The Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion 101st Cavalry assisted the New York State Police in securing the New York State Capitol on January 20 Inaguration Day for the incoming president in case there were demonstrations in New York's capital city.

Jan 20, 2021

Soldiers keep testing

Albany, NY- Pfc. Diana Olivares-Salazar, assigned to the HHT 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, prepares to administer COVID-19 tests at a drive-thru test site, July 9. During the last four months, more than 3,500 New York National Guard personnel have been activated in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Jul 14, 2020

NY National Guard continues staffing test sites

Rochester, NY Spc. Nicholas Weber, a cavalry scout assigned to Alpha Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, staffs a drive-thru Covid-19 test site at Monroe Community College, in Rochester on Jun. 23. Weber, along with other Soldiers, have been assisting NYS Health Dept. personnel in operating drive-thru test sites across the state since late-March.

Jun 29, 2020

Spur Ride tests Cav Troopers

Youngstown, NY Soldiers assigned to 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment participate in a squadron spur ride at the Youngstown Local Training Area Sep 7, 2019. The spur ride, a time honored cavalry tradition, tests Soldiers on the basic skills of a cavalryman, while pushing them to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

Sep 13, 2019

NY Soldier poses for Army Museum exhibit

BROOKLYN-- New York Army National Guard Major (Chaplin) James Kim holds his pose as technicians apply casting material to his body at Studio EIS in Brooklyn N.Y. on Nov. 8 2018. Kim is one of six New York National Guard Soldiers who served as models for life-size figures that will be part of two exhibits at the National Museum of the United States Army when it opens in 2020. The figure Kim served as a model for is of robot operator in Afghanistan.

Dec 10, 2018

NY Guard Soldiers training in Ukraine

YAVORIV, UKRAINE-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. John Kawski, a member of the 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry and a Jamestown, N.Y. residents secures a position during Class 703-2018 Basic Leadership Course training conducted by the 7th Army Training Command non-commissioned officers at the Yavoriv Combat Training Center (CTC) July 11. 40 Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (forward) took part in the course.

Jul 24, 2018

On Guard in Australia

SHOALWATER BAY, AUSTRALIA--Spc. Shawn Spafford an infantryman assigned to Charlie Troop 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry poses with an American Flag on the beach occupied by his troop during exercise Talisman Saber July 14 2017. During the exercise a series of war games New York Army National Guard Soldiers fought against and alongside Australian and New Zealand personnel.

Jul 18, 2017

Guard Airmen, Soldiers respond to storm in Buffalo

BUFFALO--A New York Air and Army National Guardsman assigned to Joint Task Force-5 at the Connecticut Street Armory combine and coordinate their resources in order to be able to respond to the needs of local and state government during the latest snow storm of potentially devastating magnitude Buffalo N.Y. March 13 2017. The Guardsmen of JTF-5 brought their skills and resources together and stand ready to respond to any situations brought on by the latest storms.

Mar 16, 2017

Cav troops are eyes at Fort Polk

FORT POLK--New York Army National Guard Pfc. Mathew Smithers a cavalry scout with B Troop 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry scans his area with a MK 19 Grenade Launcher (Mark 19) for enemy forces at the Armys Joint Readiness Training Center Fort Polk La. July 23 2016. The cavalry scouts joined more than 3000 Soldiers from New York and 2000 Soldiers from other state Army National Guard units active Army and Army Reserve troops as part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team task force. The Soldiers will hone their skills and practice integrating combat operations ranging from infantry troops engaging in close combat with the enemy to artillery and air strikes July 9-30 2016.

Jul 27, 2016

CSM visits troops at Fort Polk

FORT POLK--New York State Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski the senior enlisted advisor to the New York Army National Guard speaks with Pfc. Mathew Smithers a cavalry scout with the 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry while atop a Humvee and manning a .50-caliber machine gun at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center Fort Polk La. July 20 2016. The Soldiers of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team joined another 2000 Soldiers from other state Army National Guard units active Army and Army Reserve troops to hone their skills and practice integrating combat operations ranging from infantry troops engaging in close combat with the enemy to artillery and air strikes July 9-30 2016.

Jul 25, 2016

2-101 Cavalry Trains at Fort Polk

FORT POLK--A cavalry scout from the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry provides supporting fires against an opposing force element during training at Fort Polk, La. The reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition squadron deployed as part of the New York Army National Guard 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The squadron participated in the July rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, a force on force training exercise that challenges Soldiers and units with realistic, combined arms training.

Jul 22, 2016

Night Air Insertion at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM-- Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's Troop C ,2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry prepare for a night air insertion operation conducted with members of 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation at Fort Drum on May 18, 2016. More than 100 members of the troop participated in the operation conducted as part of a four-day exercise held by the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Jun 01, 2016

101st Cavalrymen fire mortars at Fort Drum

FORT DRUM N.Y. -- Soldiers of C Troop 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry fire an 120 mm mortar here on May 19. The unit belongs to the New York Army National Guards 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. About 3000 brigade troops trained here from May 19 to 22 to rehearse for their exercise at the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk Louisiana in July.

May 25, 2016

Cavalry and CH-47 aviators train together

YOUNGSTONWN--New York Army National Guard Soldiers from C Troop 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry from Buffalo simulate being inserted at a landing zone from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to Company B 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation at the Youngstown Local Training Area in Youngstown N.Y. Feb. 20 2016. The Soldiers are training in preparation for larger scale exercises to be held throughout the year.

Feb 24, 2016

Cavalry Soldiers Conduct Air Assault Training

YOUNGSTOWN, N.Y.-- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment exit a CH-47 Chinook helicopter with the engines running during a training mission Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at the Youngstown Training Area here. The cavalry troopers teamed with B. Co. 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation for the exercise.

Feb 22, 2016

101st Cavalry practice water borne recon

BUFFALO-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Aaron Lawrence and Spc. Zach Bouley, two infantrymen assigned to Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, recon a landing site in advance of an inbound F470 Combat Rubber Raiding Craft during a training exercise in Buffalo Sept 13. During the exercise soldiers from the troop conducted waterborne operations and practiced covertly deploying to a simulated enemy beachhead.

Sep 14, 2015

Cavalry Troopers conduct Mortar Training

FORT DRUM--New York Army National Guard Indirect-fire Infantrymen with the 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry perform range operations with an M120 mortar during an Exportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., on July 15, 2015. The M120 is capable of putting rounds 7200 meters downrange and is manned by a crew of three.

Jul 21, 2015

Soldiers on Duty in Buffalo

CHEEKTOWAGA-- Two New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry man a traffic control point along the New York State Thruway in Cheektowaga on Friday, Jan. 9. After Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered the Thruway closed due to road conditions on Thursday night, Jan.8, New York National Guard members on State Active Duty assisted the Thruway Authority and the New York State Police in closing the highway to traffic. The 107th Airlift Wing and 105th Military Police company also took part in the mission.

Jan 09, 2015

Cav Soldiers On Duty in West Seneca

WEST SENECA--New York Army National Guard Soldiers troopers from A Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, based in Niagara Falls, New York, conduct snow removal operations from the roof of the Eden Heights Assisted Living Facility in West Seneca, New York November 23. Some 60 troopers worked throughout the day to help reduce the threat of collapsed roofs at the facility after more than seven feet of lake effect snowfall this week in Western New York. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo mobilized more than 775 members of the New York National Guard to help with recovery efforts

Nov 24, 2014

101 Cav Troops Work With FEMA

QUEENS, NY--New York Army National Guardsmen with B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, speak with FEMA community relations specialist Nora Gomez in Coney Island New York, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2012. FEMA Employees teamed up with Guardsmen to check on local residents and their needs for food, water, and clothing.

Nov 13, 2012

Guard Soldiers Honored by Mayor Bloomberg

NEW YORK--New York Army National Guard Soldiers of B. Troop, 2d Squadron, 101st Cavalry from Jamestown, N.Y., pose in Carl Schurz Park, Manhattan, N.Y., on Nov. 11, 2012 as they wait to attend New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's annual Veterans Day breakfast. As part of Veterans Day appreciation in the city, the Soldiers were invited to see New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg as he thanked Soldier's for their contribution in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Nov 12, 2012

Ribbon Cutting at Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION--Major General Patrick Murphy (center) the Adjutant General of New York cuts the ribbon officially opening the Niagara Falls Armed Forces Reserve Center which the New York Army National Guard’s Headquarters Troop of the 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry shares with United States Army Reserve units. Murphy is joined by (from left to right) a representative of the Niagara Military Affairs Council; Army Reserve Ambassador Norbert Rappl; Col. Andrew Burns, Inspector General of the 99th Army Reserve Command;and Col. Allan Swartzmiller; Commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 914th Airlift Wing. The Armed Forces Reserve Center is located on Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station which is also the home of the New York Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing.

Nov 03, 2011

101st Cav Troops Man Desert Checkpoint

NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, FORT IRWIN, Calif. " New York Army National Guard Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry man an entry control point at Forward Operating Base Miami here Oct. 12. The unit, based in Niagara Falls, N.Y., is part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT), training here as part of the brigade&rsquot;s preparations for mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012. The training provides brigade Soldiers with a realistic, demanding, simulated combat environment. About 1,500 of the Soldiers are currently scheduled to deploy.

Oct 19, 2011

New Commander for 101st Cav

BUFFALO-- Major Henry Pettit accepts the colors of the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry from Col. Geoff Slack, the commander of the 27th Brigade Combat Team during Change of Command ceremonies at the Masten Avenue Armory here on Saturday, March 27. Pettit replaces Lt. Col. Dave Dunkle, who took the unit to Afghanistan in 2008.

Mar 29, 2010

101st Cav Spur Riders

CAMP EDWARDS, Mass-- Three New York Army National Guardsmen from A Troop 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry--Staff Sgt. Matthew Smith, Sgt. Mickael Cressman, and Sgt. Daniel Washburn-- take a break during the battalion's Spur Ride event here the weekend of August 7-8. Sixteen participants, including the Squadron Commander, LTC Dave Dunkle took part in challenge which included a ten-mile forces march, weapons qualification, weapons assembly and disassembly tests,land navigation, communications testing, and a Army Physical Fitness Test. 14 of the 16 participants earned their spurs.

Sep 30, 2009

NGB Chief Visits Deployed New York Guardsmen

Ithica New York native, Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Deis, New York Army National Guard, assigned to Security Force Company D, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, speaks with National Guard Bureau Chief Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum at the conclusion of an open forum meeting at Camp Phoneix in Kabul, Afghanistan. ?You leave your family, you leave your loved ones, you leave your job, you leave your education and do not know for sure exactly when it is going to come back to you.? Blum told New York Guard members whose mission is to train the Afghan National Army and Police. ?It takes a special breed of men and women, that I am proud to be a part of, that calls themselves National Guard,".

Aug 29, 2008

Outstanding Leadership - Recognized

1st Sgt Troy Steward, a member of 2nd Squadron 101st Cavalry who spent most of 2006 as the NCOIC of a 16-man Embedded Training Team in Afghanistan, was recognized this month by the USO of Metropolitan New York for his service to the Army. Steward, pictured here on �the Stan� received the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award during a banquet on Dec. 6. While serving in Iraq Steward, age 38, maintained a blog, www.bouhammer.com, which became one of the most-read military blogs on the Internet. Steward�s writings were included in Doonesbury Cartoonist Garry Trudeau�s book �The Sandbox� which highlighted the blogs of 40 service people serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. They�re both the same, Steward once told �The Washington Post� "There�s a big beach in both, and there�s no ocean over there.�

Nov 20, 2007

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