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National Guard’s Heritage Honored at Storied Army Base
November 7, 2023
Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, left, chief of the National Guard Bureau, chats with Air Force Maj. Gen. John P. Hronek, the adjutant general of the Montana National Guard, during the opening ceremony at The 1636 Room at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Patton Hall in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 1, 2023. Named in recognition of the first organized militia in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 – the predecessor of today’s National Guard – the exhibit space runs the gamut of strategically placed artifacts, framed flags, panel displays, photographs, visual arts and replicated items.

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.

Georgia Guardsman Promoted, Family Service Honored
May 22, 2023
Lt. Col. Alejandro Pascual IV stands before a display he built to honor the World War II service of his great grandfather , Tech. Sgt. Isabelo Viernes, who served with the 45th Infantry Regiment and survived the Bataan Death March.

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.

NYNG Soldiers honor state heroes at Arlington Cemetery
February 17, 2021
U.S. Soldiers with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division, New York National Guard, learn about the history and heroic actions of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Alan L. Eggers during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Feb. 14, 2021. Eggers, a World War I veteran of the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Division, received the Medal of Honor with two other Soldiers for their heroic actions in combat near Le Catelet, France, Sept. 29, 2018.

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 Soldier's WWI story told in digital comic
July 2, 2020
Sgt. Henry Johnson, a New York National Guard Soldier who was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions during World War I, attacks a German Soldier in these panels from a digital graphic novel about Johnson released by the Association of the United States Army. Johnson, a railroad porter in Albany, N.Y., was a member of the New York National Guard's 369th Infantry.

NY National Guard repairs World War I Soldier's grave marker
June 5, 2020
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, work on May 26, 2020, to repair the headstone of Pvt. Laurence Uebelacker. Uebelacker was killed during World War I while storming the Hindenburg Line as part of the 108th Infantry.