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  • New York Air Guard Airmen Train with Brazilian Counterparts

    CAMPO GRANDE, Brazil - One hundred New York National Guard Airmen, including 80 from the 106th Rescue Wing, are participating in exercises with their Brazilian Air Force counterparts through Aug. 31.The Americans are operating from the Brazilian Air Force base at Campo Grande in Brazil’s Mato Grosso

  • National Guard SEA Visits Colorado Guard Space, Missile Defense Units

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado is at the hub of Department of Defense space and missile defense operations, and the state’s National Guard members are supporting these expanding domains here.Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead, the SEA to the chief of the National Guard Bureau, joined Command

  • NY National Guard Wraps up Federally Funded COVID-19 Mission

    LATHAM, N.Y. - More than 840 days after the first Soldiers and Airmen went on duty to stem an outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in New Rochelle, the New York National Guard’s federally supported COVID-19 mission came to an end June 30.A force of 269 personnel will remain on state active duty to assist

  • New York Guard partner South Africa signs West Point pact

    WEST POINT, N.Y. – New York National Guard leaders attended the signing of an agreement launching a cadet and faculty exchange program between the U.S. Military Academy and South Africa’s Stellenbosch University, which trains that nation’s military officers.Maj. Gen. Michel Natali, the assistant

  • WMD civil support teams train on land, sea, in air

    PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – National Guard civil support teams from six states are training with local, state and federal agencies this week in Operation Night Hammer.The three-day exercise is conducted in the air and on land and the sea May 22-24 with National Guard CSTs from Florida, New York, Illinois,

  • New York National Guard supports nursing home

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – When Senior Airman Taylor Dunham, an Air Force medical technician, joined the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing, he figured he would be taking temperatures or checking blood pressure.Since November, Dunham has been caring for nursing home residents at the Loretto

  • New York National Guard COVID mission tops 2 years

    NEW YORK - In the two years since the New York National Guard was ordered to help contain a COVID-19 outbreak in New Rochelle, 7,050 members of New York’s military forces have been part of the state’s COVID-19 response.During the more than 730 days since March 8, 2020, members of the Army and Air

  • New York National Guard Soldiers, Airmen train as EMTs

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – It’s Jan. 18, and 37 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are at Long Island’s Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center going through the steps for checking a patient’s airways and blood pressure.None of the 25 Soldiers and 12 Airmen are military medics; they’re volunteers

  • NY National Guard troops continue to aid nursing homes

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Eighteen New York National Guard medics and medical technicians on duty at a Syracuse area nursing home are opening up more care slots in the region’s medical system, according to Dr. Kimberly Townsend, the president and chief executive officer of Loretto Health and