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  • National Guard members reflect on 9/11 experiences

    ARLINGTON, Va.  – On Sept. 4, 2001, then-Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Redmond was starting his first day as an assistant district attorney in New York City.One week later, recalled the Green Beret with the Army National Guard's 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, "all hell broke loose."  From his

  • National Guard religious affairs teams hone combat skills

    SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – National Guard chaplains participated in the second annual Deployed Security Operations Chaplains Course at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho Aug. 24-26.The three-day course was developed by 158th religious affairs and security forces Airmen as a crash course in

  • New York National Guard responds to hurricane threat

    WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. – As Hurricane Henri headed for Long Island Aug. 21, the New York National Guard mobilized 485 Soldiers and Airmen to respond to damage in the wake of the storm.The forecast indicated that heavy rain and 65 mph wind gusts could strike eastern Long Island. There was also a

  • National Guard units across the nation complete Cyber Shield

    CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah - The National Guard completed its annual cyber defense training exercise July 23, with more than 750 top cyber defense professionals from Soldiers and Airmen to industry partners participating from all over the United States.Cyber Shield 21 was a concentrated, two-week effort to

  • New York National Guard closing down mass vaccination site

    NEW YORK – New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen began winding down their mission at the country's largest COVID-19 mass vaccination site July 9, as the last shot was administered at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.From Jan. 13 to July 9, the 620 members of the New York National

  • 106th Medical Group hones med tech trauma management skills

    WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. – Simulated casualties were all around them. Twenty people lay dead or dying in the mass casualty exercise.Walking wounded "victims" were also arriving, all in need of immediate care. Radios crackled with messages about patients, their locations and transport, and area

  • NYNG helps hit half-million shot count at NYC vaccine site

    NEW YORK – More than a half-million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered at New York state's mass vaccination site at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, staffed by 600 New York National Guard members.Manhattan resident Cassie Huang, 28, got the 500,000th shot from nurse Raquel Calderon and

  • NY, NJ Homeland Response Force resumes training

    EAST AMHERST, N.Y. — After a year and a half hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 200 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from New York and New Jersey trained together to respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear incidents April 16-17.The members of the FEMA Region II

  • NYNG helps vaccinate 10,000 people in a day at New York site

    NEW YORK – The New York National Guard helped vaccinate 10,367 people in a single day at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City April 11.The team topped that achievement with 10,463 vaccinations the next day.And as vaccine supply increased, so did the number of people coming to be

  • NYNG ships over 10 million COVID test kits statewide

    TROY, N.Y. – Since last April, the New York National Guard has assembled and shipped more than 10.4 million COVID-19 test kits to public testing sites, nursing homes, schools, universities and hospitals.The operation started in a room at the New York State Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center