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  • 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

  • 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

  • NYNG Soldier, Airman graduate Brazil Jungle Warfare School

    MANAUS, Brazil – An Airman and a Soldier from the New York National Guard were among six Americans who completed Brazil’s Jungle Warfare School international course in November.Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Paul Cange and Army National Guard Cpl. Dakoatah Miller started the course Sept. 24 and

  • NY Air Guard supports Danish forces in Greenland training

    KASSERLUSSEQUA, Greenland – Thirty-four, New York National Guard Airmen from the 109th Airlift Wing and the 106th Rescue Wing teamed up with Denmark’s Joint Arctic Command during a search and rescue exercise in Greenland from Nov. 3 -9.The 109th Airlift Wing, based at Stratton Air National Guard

  • NY National Guard volunteers support Trees for Troops

    BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – Fifteen New York National Guard volunteers joined veterans at Ellms Tree Farm Nov. 29 to load 110 Christmas trees as part of the Trees for Troops program.New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have been loading the donated trees to give to military families and deployed

  • 106th Rescue Wing conducts joint winter storm exercise

    F.S. GABRESKI AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.Y. – The New York National Guard conducted a joint winter storm exercise at the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach in November to maximize readiness in the event of a major snowfall.Military and civilian authorities made up of the New York Army and Air

  • New York Guard hosts biological, chemical dispersal drill

    NEW YORK – The New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team is hosting 124 counterparts from 19 other states in New York City this week to support a homeland security exercise focused on figuring out how biological and chemical weapons disperse in a city.Officially known as the Urban Threat

  • NYNG's 106th Rescue Wing trains on beach for winter driving

    MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. - Over 100 New York Air National Guard Airmen assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing prepared for winter weather emergencies by conducting driver training on the beach.Driving military vehicles in the beach sand at Smith Point County Park near Mastic Beach replicates driving in snow,

  • New York National Guard Airman helps deliver Afghan baby

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – The woman’s foot pressed into the top of the Airman’s collarbone where it connected at her right shoulder.In the Airman’s other hand was a cell phone hoisted straight into the air. All ears in the room strained to hear the Pashto translator on the other