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  • Rescue Wing Trains with Marine Corps Reserve Helicopter Crews

    WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. - Airmen of the 101st Rescue Squadron from the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing teamed with Marine Corps Reserve aviators for a training exercise at F.S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base Feb. 2.Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, known as the Red Dogs, is a

  • NY National Guard Mobilized 849 for Deadly Blizzard Response

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Almost 850 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen responded to the Christmas Eve storm that dumped 50 inches of snow on Buffalo and caused a 16-hour whiteout.Guard Soldiers and Airmen moved critical medical personnel to hospitals, cleared snow, rescued passengers from stranded

  • Guard Saved Lives, Property, Responding to 2022 Disasters

    ARLINGTON, Va. – With approximately 450,000 members, the National Guard plays a role in every element of the National Defense Strategy, including defending the homeland. Over half of its members were involved in lifesaving natural disaster responses in 2022.Throughout the year, 142,000 Guard members

  • New York National Guard Deploys for Snowstorm Response

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Four hundred and sixty New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were on state active duty Dec. 27 to help respond to the massive snowstorm that hit the Buffalo area over Christmas weekend.About 80 more troops were to be mobilized Dec. 27.Four feet of snow fell on the region along

  • 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,