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NY Guard aircrews streamline first responder communication
October 7, 2020
Lawrence Mitchell, a radio engineer from the New York State Office of Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications, verifies the operation of a UH-60 radio by using the aircraft headset to conduct a radio test with another engineer on a portable radio at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Latham, New York, Sept. 30, 2020. Teams from the office uploaded civilian emergency response channels onto radios on all New York National Guard helicopters.

New York National Guard honors 21st president
October 5, 2020
New York Army National Guard Soldiers forming a color guard  move into position during a ceremony saluting President Chester Arthur, the 21st president of the United States, at his burial site in Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands, New York, on Oct. 5, 2020. The current occupant of the White House sends a wreath to mark the gravesites of former presidents on their birthdays. The wreath is presented by a military leader. Maj. Gen. Michel Natali, the assistant adjutant general, Army, of the New York National Guard, presented the wreath.

New York National Guard, Brazil share COVID-19 experiences
October 2, 2020
Maj. Amy Crounse, New York National Guard State Partnership Program officer, begins a videoconference with representatives from Brazil to discuss how the two sides responded to COVID-19, New York National Guard Headquarters, Latham, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2020. The New York Guard and Brazil's military work together under the State Partnership Program.

New York National Guard CST helps keep U.S. Open safe
September 29, 2020
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Rodriguez, assigned to the 24th Civil Support Team, 53rd Troop Command, New York Army National Guard, with handheld radiation detection equipment used during the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, NY., Sept. 19, 2020. The 24th CST, based out of Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, responds to chemical, biological and weapons of mass destruction threats.

ANG gets 1st non-pilot, 1st woman deputy director
September 23, 2020
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Dawne L. Deskins, the deputy director of the Air National Guard, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2020. Deskins is the first non-pilot and first female to serve as DDANG.

NY Guardsman prepares for Brazilian jungle warfare course
September 22, 2020
Senior Airman Caleb Lapinel of the 109th Airlift Wing will represent the New York National Guard and the United States at the Brazilian Army Center for Jungle Warfare instruction course in Manaus, Brazil, beginning Sept. 26, 2020.

Future New York Guard leaders learn lessons at Ticonderoga
September 21, 2020
Re-enactors wearing 18th century uniforms demonstrate the firing of a cannon at Fort Ticonderoga in New York Sept. 16, 2020, for members of the New York Army National Guard. The visit was part of the Company Commander and First Sergeant Pre-Command Course of instruction Sept. 14-18. Three dozen Soldiers toured the historic battlefield of the American Revolution and French and Indian War to discover leadership lessons to prepare for their upcoming command tours.

185th ARW exercise held despite COVID-19, Hurricane Sally
September 16, 2020
Iowa Air National Guard members from the 185th Air Refueling Wing board a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules from the Illinois Air National Guard’s 182nd Airlift Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. 14, 2020, for a mobility training exercise.

Eastern Air Defense adjusts to COVID-19 to continue mission
September 11, 2020
New York National Guard Airmen training on the operations floor at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome, N.Y., in late August. To provide mission assurance during the COVID-19 pandemic, EADS redesigned the operations floor to enable social distancing during real-world operations and training missions.

Soldier honors his sister's memory on 9/11
September 10, 2020
New York National Guard Lt. Col. Michael Rodriguez during his deployment to Iraq in 2003-2004. His older sister, Lisa, was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. She worked on the 89th floor of the South Tower.

Four Rainbow Division Soldiers recall 9/11 response
September 9, 2020
Soldiers, firefighters and policemen stand in front of ground zero in New York praying on Sept. 11, 2001, after terrorists crashed four commercial airliners into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. A total of 2,996 people died, including the 19 terrorists.

NGB chief touts Soldiers and Airmen at virtual Guard event
September 4, 2020
Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, tells virtual attendees at the 142nd General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States, Aug. 29, 2020, how four Airmen from the District of Columbia Air National Guard’s 113th Wing saved a jogger's life while on duty during civil disturbances in June. The Airmen, in still image on right, are Chief Master Sgt. Mark Nicholas, Tech. Sgt. Emmanuel Morales, Staff Sgt. Jacen Vaughan and Maj. Telisha Johnson.

NY Guard's 109th firefighters ready for fast-water rescues
August 18, 2020
Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing Fire Department are part of the Flood Incident Response Strike Team, Task Force 2, New York.

42nd Infantry Division marks 103 years of service
August 13, 2020
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division conduct a casing of the Colors Ceremony on Fort Drum, Texas, Feb. 29, 2020. The ceremony signals the 42nd's readiness to deploy in support of the United States Army Central Command.

NY National Guard assists in Isaias storm response
August 12, 2020
New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen clear downed trees near the intersection of the Queens Midtown Expressway and 71st Street in Maspeth Aug. 8, 2020. New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responded in the Queens area and Putnam County after Hurricane Isaias moved through the region Aug. 5, 2020.

NY National Guard distributes over 52 million meals in New York City
August 6, 2020
Sgt. Thalia Santos from Yonkers, N.Y., left, and Spc. Kirt Joseph from Brentwood, N.Y., members of the New York Army National Guard, load boxed, packaged food, into a vehicle at a food distribution site in the Bronx, New York Aug. 5, 2020.

NY National Guard trains to be 'eye in sky' for 27th Brigade
August 6, 2020
New York Army National Guard  Soldiers assigned to Delta Company, 152nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, launch a RQ-7B Shadow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Fort Drum, New York, July 28, 2020. Equipped with advanced sensors, the Shadow is used to relay communications, conduct surveillance and target acquisition.

NYNG aviation Soldiers hone land navigation skills
August 4, 2020
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, find their way during land navigation training as part of their annual training at the Guilderland Range in Guilderland, New York, July 29, 2020.

NY Army Guard adapts Best Warrior Competition to COVID-19
July 30, 2020
New York Army National Guard Cpl. Troy Perez, an infantryman assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, and the winner of the enlisted category in the state Best Warrior competition, performs the sprint, drag and carry portion of the Army Combat Fitness Test at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., July 25, 2020.

NY National Guard combat engineers practice explosive skills
July 23, 2020
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 152 Brigade Engineer Battalion conduct demolition training at Fort Drum, NY, Jul. 15.