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  • 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 data entry technician Annette Melendez April 27 as
  • 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 Homeland Response Force (HRF) rescue victims and provide
  • 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 vaccinated.More than 419,000 vaccinations have been
  • 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 building in Albany and expanded to a former armory
  • NYNG collects 3 million-plus health forms from travelers

    NEW YORK – Between Oct. 16 and April 1, New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen collected health information from travelers more than 3 million times.The mission began when Gov. Andrew Mr. Cuomo announced quarantine policies for travelers entering New York. It ended when the quarantine policy was dropped.State officials had already been
  • 14th CST all-hazards response team is ready and relevant

    WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. - The Connecticut National Guard's 14th Civil Support Team showcased its skills in a Training Proficiency Evaluation conducted by a U.S. Army North team March 22-26. The USARNORTH scenario, designed to challenge the Soldiers and Airmen of the 14th CST, included injects for hot zone operations, the medical and analytical team,
  • 107th Attack Wing honors President Fillmore on birthday

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The commander of the 107th Mission Support Group of the New York National Guard’s 107th Attack Wing honored the nation’s 13th president, Millard Fillmore, on his 221st birthday with a wreath-laying ceremony at his grave.Col. Steven Hefferon, representing President Donald Trump, placed a wreath from the White House on Fillmore’s
  • Virginia National Guard supporting security in Washington

    RICHMOND, Va. — More than 2,000 members of the Virginia National Guard are on the ground in Washington to assist law enforcement with security, joining a total National Guard force expected to top 7,000. The Soldiers and Airmen will help protect property and provide a safe environment for people to exercise their right to assemble and protest
  • New York National Guard begins COVID-19 vaccinations

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. – Almost 1,000 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were vaccinated against COVID-19 Dec. 17-20 as part of a Department of Defense (DOD) pilot program at 16 locations worldwide. Priority for the vaccine went to Army and Air Guard health care providers and personnel assigned to the COVID-19 response task force. Soldiers and
  • NY National Guard's oldest, youngest mark Guard's birthday

    LATHAM, New York – A 60-year old retired Army sergeant major who responded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and served in Afghanistan, a 22-year old Airman who graduated from Brazil's tough jungle warfare school, and a new 18-year old Army Guard recruit represented the past and future of the National Guard during a cake-cutting ceremony Dec. 14 at New

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