An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

  • Guard Continues Domestic, Global Missions in a Busy 2022

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard’s footprint on domestic and international events continued in 2022, highlighting its transformation from a Cold War strategic reserve to the combat reserve of the Army and the Air Force. “People don’t realize just how large the National Guard is,” said Army Gen.

  • Guard’s Global Reach, Capabilities Support National Defense Strategy

    ARLINGTON, Va. – What the National Guard brings to the global stage directly contributes to significant pieces of the 2022 National Defense Strategy, said Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau.“Today, we are an integral part of the Joint Force and our nation’s second-largest

  • New York Guardsman Responds to In-flight Medical Emergency

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Delta flight 1253 from Albany to Atlanta experienced an in-flight medical emergency when a passenger with a history of stroke lost consciousness on Thanksgiving Day.“We are going to have to halt our in-flight snack and beverage service due to a medical emergency. Are there any medical

  • New York Guard Assists With Historic Snowfall Response

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – One hundred and thirty New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responded to a massive lake-effect snowstorm that hit the Buffalo area.At the direction of Gov. Kathy Hochul, 60 Soldiers and Airmen, divided into three 20-person initial response forces, were placed on duty at

  • New York National Guard Team to Compete in South Africa

    LATHAM, N.Y. - Four New York National Guard Soldiers and one Airman will represent New York and the United States at the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition Oct. 23-30.The international event involves an obstacle course, a swimming obstacle course, an 8-kilometer run,

  • New York, New Jersey Guard Practice CBRN Response

    FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – Six hundred New York and New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen honed their skills to respond to a terror attack or weapon of mass destruction incident Sept. 8-14 at Fort Indiantown Gap and Fort Drum in New York.

  • Thousands of Guardsmen Supporting Hurricane Ian Response

    ARLINGTON, Va. – More than 5,000 National Guardsmen from multiple states are positioned across southwest and central Florida to help communities devastated by Hurricane Ian.Florida Guardsmen and others from Louisiana, New York and Tennessee – with more on the way from Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey,

  • New York National Guard Joins South African Air Show

    PRETORIA, South Africa – Sixty New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen and five aircraft are participating in Africa’s biggest air show Sept. 21-25.The Guard is exhibiting two C-17 Globemaster III transports, an HC-130J Combat King II search and rescue aircraft, an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and

  • New York Firemen to Represent Guard at Jungle Warfare School

    LATHAM, N.Y. – Two firefighters will represent the New York National Guard and the United States at the Brazilian Jungle Warfare Center’s international course at the end of September.Army Sgt. William Dunn and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Miter will spend six weeks in the Amazon rainforest learning

  • New York Guard Team Studies Domestic Ops Best Practices

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. - Thirty-four members of the New York Army and Air National Guard and the New York Guard learned the latest techniques in domestic operations planning from a U.S. Northern Command mobile training team Sept. 10-11.The Joint Staff Training Course instructors used case