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  • New York National Guard Conducts Over 9,000 Military Funerals

    LATHAM, New York - New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen expect to provide military funeral honors for the families of over 9,000 veterans by the end of 2023.Federal law requires the military to provide honors at the funerals of any former members of the U.S. military not dishonorably

  • Honoring with Dignity: Michigan’s Longest Serving Honor Guard Member

    LANSING, Mich. - The U.S. Air Force honor guard uniform features epaulets, white gloves, service caps and the silver cord but not the name of the person wearing it. This symbolizes that honor guard members represent the U.S. Air Force and its values. Honor guard members live by the mantras “Nameless

  • Utah Honor Guard Provides Funeral Honors for WWII Airman

    BLUFFDALE, Utah – Almost 3,000 U.S. aviation service members were killed in air combat during World War II. Among that group was Army Air Corps Sgt. Elvin L. Phillips from Salt Lake City, a B-24 Liberator gunner assigned to the 66th Bombardment Squadron Group, 8th Air Force, whose unidentified

  • NYNG honors more than 10,000 veterans with military funerals

    LATHAM, N.Y. - New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen provided military funeral services for more than 10,000 families in 2021.As of Dec. 21, 2021, New York Army and Air National Guard funeral honor guards had conducted 10,353 military funerals across the state, with another 318 services

  • New York National Guard delivers 16.6 million meals

    LATHAM, N.Y. – Eighty-two days into the COVID-19 pandemic response mission, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have helped test 285,659 New Yorkers for the coronavirus, delivered 16,643,740 meals and assembled 1,399,580 test kits.The New York National Guard has 2,816 Soldiers and 429 Airmen