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NY Governor Visits Guardsmen Preparing for Hurricane Fallout
September 15, 2023
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul greets New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center in Farmingdale Sept. 14, 2023. Hochul deployed 50 troops and vehicles in case Hurricane Lee turned toward Long Island.

National Guard Bureau Chief Reaffirms Oaths of Service for Soldiers, Airmen
September 13, 2023
Army General Dan Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, thanks New York Air National Guard Sgt. Tiffany Stewart, an air transportation specialist assigned to the 105th Airlift Wing in Newburgh, N.Y., following his administering her oaths of service in Times Square, New York City

NY Guardsmen off to South Africa for Military Competition
September 1, 2023
A New York National Guard Soldier negotiates the water obstacle course at the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition in Potchefstroom, South Africa, in October 2022. The New York National Guard will send 15 Soldiers and Airmen to the 2023 competition Sept. 9-16.

New York Army National Guard Medics Train in Brazil
August 25, 2023
New York National Guard Sgt. Amanda Nelson, 466th Area Support Medical Company, works with Brazilian Army peers during Operation Paraná III in the State of Parana, Brazil, Aug. 15, 2023. The New York National Guard participated in the simulated humanitarian aid response exercise Aug. 12-19, 2023, as part of the Department of Defense National Guard Bureau State Partnership Program.

NH Guard Prevails at Regional Marksmanship Championships
August 25, 2023
New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Adam Crist, a human resources specialist with 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, engages a target during the Marksmanship Advisory Council (MAC) Regional Championship on Camp Ethan Allen Training Site, Vermont, Aug. 20, 2023.

New York Army Guard Cavalry Troopers Compete for Spurs
August 22, 2023
New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, headquartered at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station but with elements across western New York, compete in a "spur ride" to earn their silver spurs at the Youngstown Lewiston Training Area, Youngstown, New York, Aug. 17, 2023. The Soldiers had to complete a written exam on tactical knowledge, followed by route, area and zone recon training lanes and a 12 mile ruck march.

New York Guard Soldiers, Airmen to Join Brazilian Exercises
August 10, 2023
New York Air National Guard and Brazilian airmen pose for a photo by a New York HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing before a mission Aug. 26, 2022, during Operation Tapio 22 in  Campo Grande, Brazil.

New York Guard Soldiers Learn Urban Search and Rescue Skills
July 24, 2023
Soldiers assigned to the New York Army National Guard’s 827th Engineer Company prepare to lift a section of a simulated collapsed building during training conducted by members of the Israeli Home Front Command at the New York State Disaster Preparedness Center in Oriskany, New York, July 18, 2023, while Israeli Senior Academic Officer Raanan Ben-Sinai looks on. Fifteen Soldiers from the company, the search and extraction element of the FEMA Region II Homeland Response Force, took part in the training with members of the Fire Department New York, the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and the Missouri National Guard.

New York Air Guard Helped Search for Lost Minisub
June 23, 2023
The view from the window of an HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue aircraft 500 feet over the Atlantic Ocean June 21, 2023, while the New York Air National Guard crew searched for a submersible lost while diving to the wreck of the Titanic. The Coast Guard said June 22 that the sub imploded, killing all five people on board.

In Albania, Hokanson Sees Committed Partner, Steadfast NATO Ally
June 21, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, and Brig. Gen. Arben Kingji, Albania’s chief of defence, observe an Albanian Special Forces Battalion live-fire exercise at the Albanian Armed Forces Land Force headquarters in Zerr-Hall, Albania, June 10, 2023. Hokanson visited the Balkan nation to reaffirm the New Jersey National Guard’s partnership with Albania through the Department of Defense National Guard State Partnership Program.

Fort Johnson Renaming Ceremony Hits Home for Jersey Guard
June 15, 2023
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Henry Johnson, circa 1919. Johnson was part of the 369th Infantry Regiment Hellfighters from Harlem who fought under French command in WWI as an all-black combat unit. Johnson received the French Croix de Guerre for his actions defending his outpost and fellow Soldier Pvt. Needham Roberts May 15, 1918.

New York's 105th Airlift Wing Plays Key Role in Air Defender
June 14, 2023
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III flown by the 105th Airlift Wing, New York National Guard, prepares to taxi after dropping off cargo to be used for exercise Air Defender 2023 (AD23) at Wunstorf Air Base, Wunstorf, Germany, June 2, 2023. Exercise AD23 integrates U.S. and allied air-power to defend shared values, while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression around the world.

Fort Indiantown Gap Hosts Warfighter Exercise
June 14, 2023
Soldiers from the 42nd Infantry Division conduct a command post movement commonly referred to as a jump June 9, 2023, during a Warfighter exercise at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa. This movement allows Soldiers to practice their mobility skills to ensure that the command post can be moved rapidly from one location to another.

New York National Guard Unit Deploys to Eastern Europe
June 12, 2023
Brig. Gen. Joseph Biehler, commanding general of the New York Army National Guard’s 53rd Troop Command, speaks with deploying Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) Main Command Post-Operational Detachment, during a farewell gathering in Fort Drum, N.Y., June 9, 2023. More than 35 Soldiers from the detachment are deploying to Eastern Europe to join their active-duty counterparts of the 10th Mountain Division as part of NATO’s commitment to enhance security and stability in the region.

New York Guard Completes Horn of Africa Security Mission
June 6, 2023
New York Army National Guard 1st Lt. Peter Clark, left, a member of D Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, goes over defense plans with the Kenyan Defense Force during a base defense drill on Camp Simba, Kenya, May 18, 2023. The Soldiers of Task Force Wolfhound,  a security force based on the 69th Infantry, worked with the Kenyans to review actions in defense of the base.

New York Army National Guard MPs Aid Car Crash Victims
June 2, 2023
Soldiers assigned to the 442nd Military Police Company, New York Army National Guard, came to the aid of two people injured in a car accident while on their way to training at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., May 20, 2023.

National Guard Honors Fallen in Memorial Day Observances
May 26, 2023
New York Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Michele Natali, left, the assistant adjutant general, Army; and New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hewson, the senior enlisted advisor for the New York Air National Guard, salute following the presentation of a wreath during a Memorial Day ceremony at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, New York, May 25, 2023. The names of 12 members of the New York Military Forces and civilian employees of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs who have died in the past year were also read during the ceremony.

Green Berets Train with New York Air Guard 106th Rescue Wing
May 24, 2023
A New York Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing provides security and is prepared for combat rescue operations over Warren Grove, N.J., May 6, 2023. New York Air National Guard members trained with Massachusetts Army National Guard Special Forces personnel, simulating combat rescue of a friendly casualty.

Fort Polk to be Renamed for New York Guardsman Henry Johnson
May 18, 2023
Sgt. Henry Johnson wears his French Croix de Guerre as the 369th Infantry Regiment, formerly the 15th Infantry (Colored), New York National Guard, arrives back in New York City in 1919 after fighting in France in World War I.  Johnson was the first American Soldier to be awarded the French medal.

National Guard Chief Recognizes New York Guard Recruiters
May 12, 2023
Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau, presents a coin to Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Moseman in Saratoga Springs, New York, May 10, 2023. National Guard Bureau leaders recognized recognize recruiters for making New York the only state to exceed its recruiting goals for the year.