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New York Guard Soldiers Support Trees for Troops
November 30, 2023
Volunteers pass a tree to New York Army National Guard Spc. Matthew Clark, a recruiting assistant assigned to the 466th Area Support Medical Company, onto a FedEx truck during the annual Trees for Troops event in Ballston Spa, New York, Nov. 28, 2023. The event has been hosted at Ellms Tree Farm for 19 years.

Guard Recruiters Optimistic Amid Private Sector Competition
June 26, 2023
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, director of the Air National Guard, administers the oath of enlistment to Isaiah Rosario, a Hawaii ANG recruit, Nov. 5, 2022, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Rosario is the first member of his immediate family to serve in the military and will begin his career as a cryptologic language analyst.

44th IBCT Builds ‘Generational Readiness’ in JRTC Rotation
June 20, 2023
Spc. Christopher Strawn, with G Company, 250th Brigade Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, participates in a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Johnson, Louisiana. About 3,000 Soldiers from the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team participated in the rotation May 29-June 11, 2023, with another 2,500 from Army Guard units in a dozen states and Puerto Rico.

Memorial Honors NY Army Guard Aviators Killed in 2021 Crash
June 15, 2023
With 45 New York Army National Guard aviation Soldiers in formation, officials of the town of Mendon, New York, unveiled a memorial to three of their fellow members June 11, 2023. The Army Guard aviators died in a helicopter crash in the town on Jan. 20, 2021.

New York Guard Band to Play at Embassy Reception in Israel
June 15, 2023
New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division Band’s rock and roll music performance team play at one of their many concerts. Nine Soldiers in the team will be heading to Israel June 30, 2023, to perform at the U.S. Embassy’s annual July Fourth reception.

New York Army Guard Provides Funeral Honors for WWII Pilot
May 22, 2023
New York National Guard Honor Guard Soldiers receive the remains of 1st Lt. John Thomas, a World War II Army Air Forces pilot killed in 1943, at the Rose Cemetery in North Rose, New York, May 20, 2023. Thomas was killed in action during a bombing mission and his remains were not identified until 2022.

New York Army Guard Leaders Plan August Exercise with Brazil
May 12, 2023
New York National Guard 1st Sgt. Amanda Eldred, assigned to the 466 Medical Company, Area Support, reviews a medical bag with Brazilian Army Soldiers during a planning conference for Operation Parana in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil, May 3, 2023. The joint training event in August involves international participation to strengthen partnerships and improve interoperability in the event of a natural disaster in South America.

New York EOD Techs Represent Guard at Army-wide Competition
May 11, 2023
New York Army National Guard explosive ordnance disposal technicians Staff Sgt. Robert Contini, left, and Sgt. Michael Wing, secure a Mark 82 general purpose bomb so it can be disarmed while competing in the All-Army EOD Team of the Year Competition at Fort Carson, Colorado, April 18, 2023.

New York Army Guard Aviators Complete Kuwait Mission
May 9, 2023
Two U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the New York Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation Regiment, Assault Helicopter Battalion, attached to the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct deck landings on the USS Lewis B. Puller in the Persian Gulf Nov. 10, 2022. The battalion deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield as a component of the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Texas Army National Guard.

NY Guard Soldiers Become Citizens During African deployment
March 16, 2023
Fifteen New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti City, Djibouti, Mar. 10, 2023. The Soldiers, all belonging to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, are on a 9-month deployment.

Former Tanker Recalls his Past During Promotion Ceremony in Germany
March 2, 2023
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Angelo E. Gelster, an ammunition specialist assigned to Task Force Orion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, is promoted during a ceremony atop an M1A2 Abrams tank in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Feb. 20, 2023. Gelster, a former armor crewmember who operated M1A1 Abrams tanks with the now-disbanded 127th Armor Regiment, is deployed to Germany in support of the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine mission to ensure the combat effectiveness of Ukrainian military personnel training in Germany.

New York Medics Represent Army Guard at Medic Competition
February 7, 2023
Sgt. Thomas Mulhern, left and Sgt. Klayton McCallum, members of the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, work on a simulated casualty during the Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Jan. 24, 2023.

NY Army Guard Aviation Soldiers Mobilize for Mideast Mission
January 20, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Joann Duclose, a senior human resources sergeant from the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, flags in a UH-60 Black Hawk during night sling-load training with aviators from 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, June 5, 2014, in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, during the battalion's 2014 deployment. Soldiers of the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion will deploy to the Middle East again in 2023.

NY Medics Represent Army Guard at Best Medic Competition
January 18, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Ethan Hart and Staff Sgt. Dylan Delamarter, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York National Guard, transport a casualty during the Army's Best Medic Competition at Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 27, 2022. Twenty-two two-Soldier teams from around the world competed in the finals to be named the Army’s Best Medic.

NY Army Guard unit Hosts Norwegian Foot March in Africa
January 11, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Licurse, a petroleum supply specialist assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, and 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Dorvee, the senior enlisted leader of Company D, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, fist-bump during a Norwegian Foot March at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Dec. 16, 2022. Participants were required to ruck 18.6 miles while carrying 25 pounds of dry weight.

Rainbow Division Vet Passes on War Stories to Today's Soldiers
December 8, 2022
Lockered "Bud" Gahs from Perry Hall, Maryland, who served as a private in the 42nd Infantry Division's 222nd Infantry Regiment, shared his memories of World War II with 300 New York Army National Guard Soldiers Dec. 2, 2022, in Albany, New York. Left to right, Maj. Gen. Thomas Spencer, commanding general, 42nd Infantry Division, and former CGs: Brig. Gen. Paul Genereux, Maj. Gen. Harry Miller, Maj. Thomas Kinley, Maj. Gen. Steve Wickstrom, and Maj. Gen. Steve Ferrari. Gahs is in the middle.

New York Army Guard Signal Soldiers Prep for Deployment
November 15, 2022
New York Army National Guard Pfc. Rafael Caballero, assigned to the 101st Signal Expeditionary Battalion, trains on the AN/TSC-156 Phoenix Tactical SHF Satellite Terminal during premobilization training at the Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., Oct. 3, 2022.

New York Army National Guard Soldiers Headed to Africa
November 7, 2022
Six New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Detachment 5 of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 245th Aviation Regiment, salute during the playing of the national anthem at a farewell ceremony at Army Aviation Support Facility #3 in Latham, New York, Nov. 6, 2022. The Soldiers, who fly the C-12 Huron transport aircraft, will deploy to Djibouti in East Africa to support U.S. military forces in the region.

New York National Guard Honors Revolutionary War Minuteman
October 20, 2022
Ann Washburn Lord, the fifth great-granddaughter of Private Oliver Barrett, receives an American flag in his honor from Capt. Eric Sampson of the New York National Guard Honor Guard during military honors for the dedication of a memorial stone for Barrett at the Saratoga National Cemetery Oct. 19, 2022.  Barrett volunteered as a Minuteman and died serving under the 10th Massachusetts Regiment in the Battle of Saratoga on Oct. 7, 1777, at 51 years of age.

New York Guard Honors Former President Chester Arthur
October 5, 2022
New York Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Michel Natali, the assistant adjutant general, Army, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Jenks, the senior enlisted leader of New York's Joint Force Headquarters, place the presidential wreath at the grave of former President Chester A. Arthur on his birthday near Albany, New York, Oct. 5, 2022. On each former president's birthday, a wreath is laid at their grave on behalf of the current president.