• New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom (left) and division Soldier Pfc. Callie Haynes cut a cake to celebrate the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard during Yama Sakura 57 bilateral command post training exercise with members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces. The 42nd Infantry Division command and staff have been taking part in the exercise along with other U.S. military units and the Japanese Northern Army. Photo by Sgt. Gerry Deavila, 124th MPAD.

    Yama Sakura Soldiers Celebrate National Guard Birthday

    New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom (left) and division Soldier Pfc. Callie Haynes cut a cake to celebrate the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard during Yama Sakura 57 bilateral command post training exercise with members of the...

  • Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division commemorate the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard at Camp Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan on Dec. 13 during Yama Sakura 57.  About 120 Citizen Soldiers from the Rainbow Division deployed here for the bilateral joint command post training exercise.  With the ceremony in Japan and the time difference, the celebration was likely the first of its kind across the National Guard in the United States. US Army photo by Sgt. Gerry Deavila, 124th MPAD."

    Troops Gather to Celebrate National Guard Birthday

    Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division commemorate the 373rd Birthday of the National Guard at Camp Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan on Dec. 13 during Yama Sakura 57. About 120 Citizen Soldiers from the Rainbow Division...

  • The celebration of the National Guard Birthday in Hokkaido, Japan included commemorative prints of the first muster of milita troops in 1636.  The framed prints were presented to Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC Commanding General and partner commanders of the Japan Ground Self Defense Forces' 7th Tank Division Lt. Gen. Hiroshi Yamamoto and 2nd Infantry Division Lt. Gen. Yoshikazu Watanabe, partner units with the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division during Yama Sakura 57.  Yama Sakura is a bilateral joint command post training exercise. US Army photo by Sgt. Gerry Deavila, 124th MPAD."

    National Guard's 373rd Birthday

    The celebration of the National Guard Birthday in Hokkaido, Japan included commemorative prints of the first muster of milita troops in 1636. The framed prints were presented to Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC Commanding General and partner...

  • Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC Commanding General, addresses National Guard Soldiers with New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, commander of the 42nd Infantry Division,  during the Dec. 13 National Guard Birthday celebration at Camp Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan.  The division has more than 120 Army National Guard Soldiers deployed here for Yama Sakura, the bilateral joint command post training exercise.  US Army photo by Sgt. Gerry Deavila, 124th MPAD.

    Yama Sakura 57 Leaders Celebrate National Guard Birthday

    Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC Commanding General, addresses National Guard Soldiers with New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, commander of the 42nd Infantry Division, during the Dec. 13 National Guard Birthday celebration at...

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