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  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers to compete in international shooting match

    Mar 25, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard Soldiers are determined to excel in a world-class marksmanship competition in South Africa in May. Eight Soldiers will take part in the South African National Defense Force 2011 Regional Combat Rifle Competition. The competition pits Soldiers from around the world and Africa in friendly competition.

  • Chaplain Assistant Mentorship Program enhances personal, professional development

    Mar 24, 2011

  • Pentagon Claims Top Award at Fort Lee Culinary Competition

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., concludes with an award ceremony in which the Pentagon team was named Installation of the Year

  • Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 17) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26 and runs through March 11. The annual event is hosted by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and includes culinary teams from each of the services. Both U.S. and overseas installations will be represented. The event is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation.

  • Academy Band NCO earns Grammy

    Feb 16, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, U.S. Military Academy Band audio engineer, received a Grammy for Best Engineered Album - Classical category.

  • Fort Lee clinic celebrates Army Nurse Corps Anniversary

    Feb 3, 2011

    On Wednesday, the Army Nurse Corps celebrated its 110th anniversary. For the nurses at Kenner Army Health Clinic, at Fort Lee, Va., it was a time to reflect on the heroic tradition of American men and women tending to sick and wounded warriors since 1775.

  • Fort Lee BOSS supports school outside gate

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, VA (Feb. 3, 2011) -A group of Fort Lee Soldiers are striving to make their presence felt outside the confines of the installation.

  • Soldiers, community build home for wounded Marne hero

    Jan 28, 2011

    Hundreds of volunteers made up of community members, Soldiers and contractors turned out on the morning of Jan. 21, to begin construction of a specially-adapted home for one of their own, Staff Sgt. Jason Letterman, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • Fort Bragg unveils new website

    Jan 21, 2011

    After six months of feedback from units all over post, the Fort Bragg website launched Tuesday at 5 p.m. The new site will have a different look and will be more user-friendly and easier to manage. Those visiting the website at, can expect something new and improved.

  • Honor: what began as gesture of gratitude now so much more for Sergeant Audie Murphy Club member

    Jan 21, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 20, 2011) - Five months ago, Sgt. Thang Vo decided to showcase his skills in an effort to become a member of the exclusive Sgt. Audie Murphy Club. Membership in the club wasn't particularly a goal for the Ordnance School instructor, but he figured, "Why not'" He was already a competitor in a number of NCO of the month contests prior to his SAMC board appearance, so the train-up for a similar event would be no big deal.

  • Army Contracting Command renames contracting centers

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the renaming of its major contracting centers to reflect their geographical locations. The centers provide comprehensive acquisition, contracting, business advisory, production support, and depot-level maintenance services in acquiring, fielding, and sustaining Army weapon systems, services and Soldier support.

  • One of the world's largest artillery pieces makes Fort Lee home

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 13, 2011) -- Anzio Annie's 70-foot barrel sets on tracks at Fort Lee Jan. 13. Annie, a K5 rail gun named for the World War II beachhead, was moved from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. to Fort Lee as part of the Ordnance School's Base Realignment and Closure-mandated relocation. Annie's gondola and two 12-wheel rail cars made its way to the installation in November. All components will be assembled and eventually displayed at Fort Lee.

  • West Point cadets receive exclusive briefing from general in Afghanistan

    Dec 20, 2010

    Nine West Point cadets and two German exchange students participated in an video teleconference and learned about the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan from an hour-long discussion led by Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, deputy commander for Regional Support, NTM-A and Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan. McGuiness was communicating from Camp Eggers in Kabul, and the cadets were at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

  • Fort Lee commander to appear in sexual assault public service announcement

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) - Fort Lee's senior commander has made his stance on sexual assault clear in a new public service announcement that will be released soon

  • Guard Soldiers participate in 'Colbert Report'

    Sep 9, 2010

    "Hey you can't park that here," yelled a voice from an upper floor of the New York City studio on West 54th Street.

  • 2010 Sustainment Bowl

    Sep 3, 2010

    The Combined Arms Support Command, Sustainment Center of Excellence hosted the second annual Sustainment bowl. The purpose was to promote unit camaraderie through friendly competition of the schools. Some of the events Soldiers and Army civilians participated in included basketball, trap, shooting, baseball, soccer and a 5K run. This year's winner was the Quartermaster School.

  • Army Corps, N.J. National Guard solar project empowers nation

    Sep 1, 2010

    The New York District is working with the NJ National Guard on solar power projects to save the Guard and area taxpayers considerable money.

  • JTF-National Scout Jamboree

    Jul 29, 2010

    Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree plans and executes all DoD operations and activities in support of the Boy Scouts of America at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree at Ft. A.P. Hill.

  • Camp Walker 4th of July celebration

    Jul 8, 2010

    Doug Robb, Hoobastank vocalist, pulls Dominic Cordial, USAG-Daegu family member, on stage during the concert July 4

  • Sevendust visits Area IV, gives free show

    Jul 8, 2010

    "It was the Marines back then," said Lajon Witherspoon, the lead singer for Sevendust. "I had a recruiter coming to the house every weekend and I was really interested and really wanting to do it, but I kept dabbling more and more in the band.

  • Canonsburg parades local Soldiers, military vehicles

    Jul 8, 2010

    Soldiers of the 301st Regional Support Group participate in the Canonsburg parade July 3. Army Col. Lewis Irwin, commander of the 301st RSG, also speaks at the Canonsburg Independence Day parade.

  • Watervliet Arsenal enlists old community relations friend, the AMC Band

    Jun 22, 2010

    The Army Materiel Command Band's Army Birthday concerts this past weekend in New York's Capital District has left thousands of area residents 'thinking' about the band members as great musicians due to three superb performances. But more importantly, area residents will 'remember' the band as great Soldiers due to their ability to use music to connect the community to its Army. Although the Albany area is not a military community as one would find at Fayetteville, N.C. that borders the Fort Bragg, the Albany area is nevertheless a community with military. And tucked away between U.S. Army Reserve and New York State Guard units is the U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal. Given the Arsenal is the only active-duty Army post between West Point and Fort Drum, it was appropriate for the Arsenal to step up and share the Army's 235th Birthday with the local community.

  • 206th Military Police Company Returns Home from Iraq

    Jun 18, 2010

    LATHAM--Members of the New York Army National Guard's 206th Military Police Company wade into a crowd of well-wishers as they return to home station at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters on Friday, June 18. More than 70 members of the unit from New York's Capital Region returned to company headquarters here. More than 160 National Guard Soldiers deployed to Iraq with the company and similar receptions occured a Camp Smith near Peekskill, Utica, Rochester, Buffalo and Auburn on Friday.

  • Middletown breaks ground on new Armed Forces Reserve Center

    Jun 17, 2010

  • New York City Celebrates the Army's 235th Birthday

    Jun 15, 2010

    Several events took place throughout New York City in honor of the U.S. Army's 235th Birthday

  • 77th Sustainment Brigade Assumption of Command Ceremony

    Jun 15, 2010

    Army Col. Stephen Falcone assumes command of the 77th Sustainment Brigade during an Assumption of Command ceremony at Fort Dix, N.J. June 12. Brig. Gen. Peter Lennon, commander of the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, was the host of the ceremony.

  • New York Army National Guard Engineer Battalion Cooks Compete for Top Army Food Service Prize

    Jun 15, 2010

  • New York Army National Guard celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

    New York Army National Guard Pvt. 1st Class Corey Hines, a member of the 7th Finance Detachment, joins Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, the commander of the 53rd Troop Command, in cutting the Army Birthday Cake at the New York State Museum on Monday, June 14.

  • National Guard Division Leaders Gather to Face Challenges for Missions at Home, Overseas

    Jun 9, 2010

    NEW YORK - Leaders of the Army National Guard's eight division headquarters met here in lower Manhattan June 5 to discuss future roles and missions of their Citizen Soldiers in homeland security and overseas contingency operations as the National Guard remains in the forefront of the nation's "home and away games." Hosted by New York's 42nd Infantry Division, the conference provided an opportunity to share best practices, insight and build greater inter-state cooperation for the Army National Guard's most senior combat headquarters.

  • Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    Jun 7, 2010

    NEW YORK, NY - Sustainers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade recently sailed into New York City to participate in the annual Fleet Week celebration. This is the second year the LSV-1 participated in Fleet Week showcasing U.S. Army Watercraft. Visitors in excess of 8,240 toured the vessel throughout the Memorial Day weekend.

  • West Point Class of 2010 celebrates landmark accomplishments

    May 22, 2010

    Just over a thousand hats took flight May 22 marking the graduation of the West Point Class of 2010 and the transformation of cadets into commissioned second lieutenants. After the hats were tossed and with diplomas in hand, the officers exchanged hugs, handshakes and back slaps among colleagues, Family and friends at Michie Stadium.

  • New York Army National Guard Featured in Museum Exhibit That Opens Memorial Day Weekend

    May 19, 2010

    The history of the New York Army National Guard from the Spanish American War to Iraq and Afghanistan will be featured in a New York State Museum exhibit that opens May 28. Entitled "Citizen Soldier: New York's National Guard in the American Century" the exhibit includes almost 7,000 square feet of gallery space covering the service of New Yorkers through world wars, natural disasters, the 2001 terrorist attacks and Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Wall panels, dioramas, photos, uniforms, equipment and weapons displays are being completed. The exhibit will also feature personal stories of Soldiers - past and present - including women Soldiers serving in the modern Guard's ranks.

  • Reset & Fielding time

    Apr 27, 2010

    Perry Taylor, Closed Combat Weapon Systems Project Manager Office, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., recently assisted members of the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, at Fort Drum, N.Y., with check-out procedures and system confidence tests on equipment before final acceptance by the 3rd BCT.

  • Army to Muster Individual Ready Reserves Soldiers

    Apr 27, 2010

    U.S. Army Human Resources Command will conduct Readiness Musters for some 150 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers at the Veteran's Affairs (VA) Medical Center Manhattan, 423 E. 23rd Street, New York, during the weekend 1-2 May.

  • IRR Musters critical to maintaining readiness

    Apr 26, 2010

    About 90 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers were called to duty to attend an IRR muster over the weekend as part of their service obligation to the Army.

  • 402nd AFSB welcomes new leader in rare change of command in Iraq

    Apr 26, 2010

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade conducted a rare Iraq change of command ceremony at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation East Recreation Center here April 21 as the "Power Team" welcomed its new leader. Col. Brian R. Haebig relinquished command to Col. Lawrence W. Fuller, who is arriving from the Pentagon where he was the chief, Contingency Operations Division, deputy chief of staff, Army G-4/Logistics. Haebig's next assignment will be chief of logistics for I Corp at Fort Lewis, Wash.

  • Army program captures and stores wisdom

    Apr 26, 2010

    U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has launched a program to harvest and store knowledge in a single, searchable location. The goal is to build a wisdom infrastructure in order to mitigate potential knowledge loss within the command as members of its workforce begin to retire.

  • 75th NFL Draft

    Apr 26, 2010

    NEW YORK (April 22-24, 2010) About 200 service members - representing units from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Connecticut - converged on Radio City Music Hall to take part in this year's NFL Draft. Soldiers who participated in the Draft engaged television personalities, new draft picks, and present and veteran players Aca,!" including New Orleans SaintsAca,!a,,c quarterback Drew Brees, ABC News anchor (and military supporter) Bob Woodruff, ESPN NFL analyst and veteran quarterback Ron Jaworski, former New York Giant Tiki Barber, and others. Activities also included onstage recognition by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, viewed by millions on ESPN, ESPN2 and the NFL Network.

  • New Armed Forces Reserve Center opens at Westover Air Reserve Base, MA

    Apr 25, 2010

    Hundreds of military service members in the Massachusetts and Connecticut areas have a new "home" after the official opening of a new, joint reserve center recently.

  • Home-Grown "Survivor" Course Breeds Smart Flight Crews for New York Army National Guard

    Apr 23, 2010

    MT MORRIS, NY -- From starting fires to hunting bugs and snakes, Soldiers of the 249th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) did it all here Thursday, taking to the woods to brush up on their survival skills. About a dozen Soldiers from the aero medical evacuation unit took part in the training near the Mt. Morris Dam. Most of the Soldiers belong to flight crews of the unit, which rescues Soldiers wounded in battle or victims of natural or man-made disasters.

  • Best Warriors Shoot and Move

    Apr 22, 2010

  • 99th RSC kicks off the Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 20, 2010

  • Guardsman's thanks precede end of a Watervliet product line

    Apr 16, 2010

    A New York National Guardsman says he's probably alive today because of the work done by Watervliet Arsenal employees. Sgt. Donald Leinfelder told Watervliet Arsenal employees that an armor kit they may have assembled prevented a rocket propelled grenade from slamming into him during a firefight in 2005. The last of those more than 15,000 gunner protection kits and 6,000 overhead cover kits will be assembled on Friday, April 16.

  • Holistic fitness, a family affair

    Apr 14, 2010

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program takes a holistic approach to fitness by optimizing five dimensions of strength: Physical, Emotional, Social, Spiritual and Family.

  • Military Veterinarians in Iraq Tracking Animal Care Electronically

    Apr 14, 2010

    In January, military veterinarians in Balad began documenting animal care electronically using the same system used by providers to chart the care for Soldiers-Medical Communication for Combat Casualty Care (MC4).

  • New York National Guard Commander Visits Soldiers in Iraq

    Apr 8, 2010

    The commander of the New York National Guard is in Iraq and Kuwait this week to visit New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the Capital Region who is deployed there. Brig. Gen. Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General, and Command Sgt. Major Robert Van Pelt, the state's top enlisted Soldier, plan to meet with members of the 206th Military Police (MP) Company, which is deployed in Basra, Iraq and the 1108th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal, EOD), which is based in Kuwait.

  • World Trade Center I-beam finds home in Afghanistan

    Apr 7, 2010

    An I-beam that was once a part of the World Trade Center now has a home in Afghanistan where the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were first planned.

  • Leveraging Local Talent:

    Apr 5, 2010

    Tonya Templeton, Information and Referral Program Manager, started looking for an instructor based on a need for a self-defense class for middle school and high school children, and those going off to college. "We sometimes don't give those kids those skills," Templeton said, "because we assume they are big enough and old enough to know how not to get into a situation, and sometimes they don't know." Luis Rivera, a retired special operator employed by U.S. Southern Command, is currently working on a PhD program in the Science of Martial Arts and Disaster Management, at York University. This class fell in line with what he needed as instruction subjects, and he volunteered to do the class free for military families.

  • Joe Mantegna sends message of support

    Apr 5, 2010

  • Arsenal strength also comes from a sense of urgency

    Apr 5, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Although they aren't saying yet they have "mission complete," the end is drawing near for a little known team that has welded, fabricated, and assembled tens of thousands of armor kits for our warfighters. Due to their sense of urgency and commitment toward safeguarding our troops, this team is the Arsenal's Face of Strength.

  • Old, historic Watervliet Arsenal still excites the young

    Apr 5, 2010

    For far too many years, the Arsenal has been one of upstate New York's best kept secrets. After all, from the interstate that travels along the eastern edge of the Arsenal, today's drivers see a closed front gate that once had thousands of workers moving through it every day. So, for many folks, their perception was that the Arsenal had closed. But the Arsenal is not closed and never has been closed at any time since its opening in 1813. But for many, perceptions are facts. The Arsenal is trying to change those perceptions by slowing expanding access to the Arsenal through community outreach programs, such as those that attempt to help educate students, young and old.

  • NY Troops Commemorate Bataan Death March with Memorial Run

    Mar 30, 2010

    Members of the New York National Guard marked the anniversary of the Bataan Death March in the Philippines under the hot sun of New Mexico, completing the Bataan Memorial Death March at the White Sands Missile Range March 21.

  • College Student With Perfect PT Score Is New York's Top Soldier for 2010

    Mar 30, 2010

    A college student with a perfect 300 score on the Army Physical Fitness Test, an Iraq veteran and expert marksman, and an AGR NCO who was born in Ireland , were named the best in the New York Army National Guard by a panel of senior NCOs on Sunday, March 28 following a demanding weekend competition.

  • Naval Station Newport breaks ground on new Army Reserve Center

    Mar 26, 2010

  • DoD researchers dine with Jersey's junior scientists

    Mar 26, 2010

    Four New Jersey-based Department of Defense technology centers joined Monmouth University on March 25 to recognize top young researchers at the 2010 Monmouth Junior Science Symposium banquet at Fort Monmouth, N.J. MJSS is one of 48 DoD-sponsored Junior Science and Humanities Symposiums organized by universities across the country. It began in 1963 and reaches across its area communities to bring together teachers, students, mentors and sponsors.

  • New York Army National Guard Artillery Medics Practice for Mass Casualties

    Mar 22, 2010

    As the New York Army National Guard battalion's firing batteries conducted training and gunnery exercises on the M119A2 howitzer, the unit's medical section ran a simulation of an enemy artillery round impacting in the headquarters battery's operating area.

  • Army, Apple meet to discuss hand-held solutions for Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2010

    Leaders from the Army's technology command visited Apple, Inc. to discuss the use of Apple products in Army business and battlefield operations.

  • New York Army National Guard Aviator Ends Career That Spanned 43 Years and Two Wars

    Mar 19, 2010

    When Chief Warrant Officer Herb Dargue joined the U.S. Army as a pilot the Beatle's "Penny Lane" topped the charts, the UH-1C "Huey" was the hottest helicopter flying, and William Shatner was Captain Kirk on prime time TV. Forty-three years and 21,000 flying hours later, Dargue will make his last flight as a military aviator on March 26. He's capping a career which included a year in Vietnam, another year in Iraq, and service in the Active Army, Army Reserve and New York Army National Guard. "It's the end of an era for this flight facility and this unit, said Lt. Col. Mark Slusar, the commander of the 3rd Battalion 142nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, headquartered here. " The lessons and the experience this guy can pass on will be greatly missed."

  • Behind the Scenes with the 412th TEC Culinary Team

    Mar 15, 2010

  • New York National Guard Artilleryman Fire New Guns At Camp Blanding

    Mar 15, 2010

    Rain pelting down on them, didn't dampen the spirits of the New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Battalion 258th Field Artillery, as they qualified on the M119A2 howitzer here on Friday, March 12. Despite rain and low visibility the artillerymen of the battalion's Battery A sent their 105-millimeter rounds four kilometers downrange as they fired this new weapons systems for the first time.

  • New York Army National Guard Aviators Return from Flying Counter-IED Missions in Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2010

    After a year in which they went from establishing an aerial counter-IED force for Afghanistan, to flying over watch missions during the Marines assault on the Taliban stronghold of Marjah; ten New York Army National Guard aviators are back home. The Soldiers, who served with Task Force ODIN-- shorthand for Observe, Detect, Indentify, and Neutralize-returned to their families in the Albany area March 11 and 12.

  • Covering Your Head Can Save Your Life

    Mar 12, 2010

    For an item weighing only three ounces, the Army's Light Weight Performance Hood (LPH) is a key piece of gear. It can save Soldiers from severe, disfiguring, even life-threatening burns to the face, ears, and neck.

  • Subway Training for New York Soldiers

    Mar 12, 2010

    NEW YORK, NY--New York Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Joint Task Force Empire Shield, a state Army and Air National Guard security force operating in New York City, don protective masks as smoke fills a subway car simulator during emergency training conducted at the Metropolitan Transit Authority training facility at Coney Island on March 4. The JTFES members, who provide security assistance to law enforcement authorities and public agencies in NYC, were learning how to cope when smoke fills a subway car. The training was conducted to allow the National Guard Soldiers to learn how to assist the MTA during an emergency

  • Former Iowa Army National Guardsman to Lead New York National Guard

    Feb 3, 2010

    ALBANY--Governor David A. Paterson announced today that he has appointed Brigadier General Patrick Murphy, a former Iowa Army National Guard officer, as the 52nd Adjutant General of New York State, to replace Major General Joseph Taluto upon his retirement on February 14. "Brigadier General Murphy is an outstanding officer who brings with him a wealth of experience integrating the National Guard and active military components into State emergency and security planning, homeland defense, and anti-terrorism activities," Governor Paterson said. "He has played a critical role in the New York National Guard's response to flooding in Western New York, providing emergency aid to other states, and refocusing the National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield into a more capable security force in New York City."

  • New York Adjutant General to Retire

    Jan 28, 2010

    Governor David Paterson today announced that the Adjutant General of New York, Major General Joseph Taluto, will retire after a 44-year career with the National Guard in which he rose from private to two-star general.

  • How we finish defines who we are

    Jan 28, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Prior to 1908, the Olympic Games were not much more than a side-show. But somehow in 1908, when the Games were suddenly moved from Rome to London due to an erupting volcano, the modern games came into being. Some say it was due to a little known event called the Marathon Race that ignited the excitement and sports talk around the world. The point we should take from this story is not so much on where we finish, but how we conducted ourselves during the race.

  • Commander Will Lead MP Company She Served In As A Specialist Back to Iraq

    Jan 26, 2010

    The last time she was in Iraq, Tara Dawe was Spec. Dawe in the New York Army National Guard's 442nd Military Police Company. When she returns later this year, as the 442nd deploys for a second time, she'll be Captain Dawe, the company's commander.

  • Army Reserve readies only aviation brigade for deployment to Haiti

    Jan 26, 2010

    The only Army Reserve aviation brigade, the 244th Aviation Brigade, has geared up to deploy troops and equipment to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Ceremony celebrates life of fallen Guard officer

    Jan 25, 2010

    The life of a New York National Guard Officer, killed in Tikrit in 2005, was celebrated by his family and friends Friday, Jan. 22, at the high school he once taught at. Phil Taylor and his wife Lisa, of the American Fallen Soldier Project, presented a custom portrait of 1st Lt. Lou Allen to his wife Barbara and sons Trevor, Collin, Sean and Jeremy, at a special program held at George F. Baker High School here. A copy of the painting will be displayed at the school.

  • Puerto Rico headquarters of KFOR 13 gets first look at Kosovo

    Jan 24, 2010

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - U.S. Army Col. Victor Torres led about a dozen Soldiers from the Puerto Rico-based 92nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) on a recent visit here. It was the Soldiers' first look at what eventually will be their duty station when they take over NATO peacekeeping responsibilities later this year from the North Dakota-based 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of KFOR 12 (Kosovo Forces)

  • U.S. Army CERDEC deploys security technology to Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    U.S. Army CERDEC is deploying an engineer and its Cerberus surveillance systems to aid Haitian humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts following the recent 7.0-magnitude earthquake. They are scheduled to deploy with the 82nd Airborne Division. While Cerberus's official function in Haiti is still unknown, the system has the ability to provide security to areas such as airports that house relief supplies.

  • CERDEC team encourages future scientists

    Jan 21, 2010

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J. hosted local students Nov. 24 for a laboratory tour. The tour is part of the Army's ongoing effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Soldiers give all to ensure dignified transfers at Dover

    Jan 20, 2010

    Each week, a squad of Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) is set aside from the typical ceremonial tasking to take upon itself a most difficult honor. These Soldiers are on call, 24 hours a day, weekday or weekend, to receive the remains of America's fallen heroes at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del.

  • New York Army National Guard's 69th Infantry Regiment to Honor Family, Visit Gravesite of Medal

    Jan 19, 2010

    Leaders of the New York Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, the Army's famous "Fighting 69th," will pay their final respects in Calif. this weekend to Alejandro R. Ruiz, a former comrade and Medal of Honor recipient. Ruiz, from Visalia, Calif. and more recently the Veterans Home in Yountville, died Nov. 23 at a hospital in Napa, Calif. from congestive heart failure. Lieutenant Colonel John Andonie, from Clifton Park, N.Y. and his senior enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge Vasquez from Jackson Heights, N.Y. will travel to Calif. to meet with the Ruiz family and present honors at the gravesite of Alejandro Ruiz.

  • The Art and Science to Transforming Manufacturing Space

    Jan 14, 2010

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- With all the strategy of a world championship chess match, the Watervliet Arsenal is transforming underutilized manufacturing space into state-of-the-art capability. Machine by machine, square foot by square foot, the Arsenal is, through a program called the Capital Improvement Program or CIP methodically opening up floor space for advanced machining. Through CIP, the Arsenal will significantly improve its capability to manufacture legacy and future weapon systems.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Speed Down Bobsled Track With Auto Racing Pros

    Jan 12, 2010

    The slogan "Army Strong" took on new meaning January 8-10, as twenty members of the New York Army National Guard teamed up with ten of the fastest race car drivers in the world for the fifth annual Lucas Oil Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge presented by Whelen Engineering. The Guard Soldiers served as brakemen, responsible for starting and stopping the sled.

  • Cold Range Weekend in New York

    Jan 11, 2010

    Braving afternoon temperatures near zero degrees, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade spent the day conducting cold weather weapons familiarization training at Guilderland Rifle Range, Jan. 9. Soldiers also focused on "zeroing" their individual weapons in unfavorable conditions.

  • Soldiers attend NY Jets practice 13 Nov 2009

    Nov 17, 2009

    For the past three years, the New York Jets organization has opened its doors to our local military. Up to 60 service members are invited each year to attend a Jets practice the Friday before their annual Military Appreciation Game. The service members have always been well received by the organization and especially by the players, some of whom have personal ties to the military.

  • 27th Brigade Soldier Spearheads Veterans Outreach Effort; One Soldier's Efforts Create Opportun

    Nov 17, 2009

    New York Army National Guard Sgt. Vincent Scalise marks the success of more than two years' effort to create a Veteran's Outreach Center in downtown Utica Nov. 11.

  • Army Field Band logistician shares music, faith with Cubans

    Nov 17, 2009

    The Army Field Band supply technician brings his musical and spiritual journey full circle as he spreads the word of the Lord and music to residents of Cuba.

  • Soldiers Share Spotlight at Historic William & Mary Game

    Nov 17, 2009

    About 100 Soldiers were the guests of honor at the Nov. 14 college football game between the William and Mary Tribe and the New Hampshire Wildcats

  • Fallen New York Soldier Honored in Oils:American Fallen Soldiers Project Makes Presentation at New Y

    Nov 13, 2009

    The American Fallen Soldier Project based in Texas came to the state headquarters of the New York National Guard to present a painted portrait of the late Sgt. David M. Fisher of Watervliet to his mother in a special ceremony at Division of Military and Naval Affairs on Friday afternoon November 13th.

  • Keeping good Soldiers in boots

    Nov 13, 2009

  • Alexander resident, two-war veteran takes command of National Guard brigade

    Nov 6, 2009

    An Alexander resident who has served in two wars takes command of the New York Army National Guard's 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Unique Army Reserve unit activates with state-of-the-art mission

    Oct 15, 2009

    The 151st Theater Information Operations Group was recently activated with the mission of conducting electronic warfare, military deception, psychological operations, operational security, and computer network operations.

  • AMC Band performs at BWI for Honor Flight veterans

    Oct 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band provided a musical greeting for five arriving chartered flights carrying World War II veterans during Honor Flight Network-sponsored receptions at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport Sept. 26.

  • The backbone

    Oct 15, 2009

  • Soldier Show visits Fort Hamilton

    Oct 14, 2009

    The 2009 United States Army Soldier Show performs at Fort Hamilton Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. Both shows are at Fort Hamilton's Post Theater. Admission is free for both shows.

  • World War I First Sergeant a hero on the battlefield and beyond

    Oct 1, 2009

    Heeding the call to duty, Benjamin Kaufman leaves college to join the Army during World War I. In short order he becomes a first sergeant and battlefield hero. For the rest of his life he devoted his energy to veterans' issues.

  • 300 Army Reserve Positions Coming to New York

    Oct 1, 2009

    The Army Reserve's newest unit will officially "open for busi-ness" at Fort Totten on Sunday after conducting a traditional military activation ceremony.

  • Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Oct 1, 2009

    What once focused on the board appearance and common tasks testing evolved into today's Best Warrior Competition -- to include battle drills, combatives, detainee operations and stress fire drills. The Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition began in 2002 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., as the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition. Fort Lee has hosted the event for the past seven years.

  • Army celebrates Hispanic Heritage in New York

    Sep 30, 2009

  • Best Warrior Competition continues

    Sep 29, 2009

    The 2009 Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition continues at Fort Lee, Va., as the 24 competitors faced a board consisting of six command sergeants major and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, on Sept. 28. The next day, the warriors were issued their combat gear, received reflexive-fire instruction and engaged in media interviews.

  • AAFES' "Match It Game" at Watervliet

    Sep 28, 2009

    During a recent visit to the Arsenal Post Exchange, Leon Williams led me on a journey that felt like an hour-long game show. For those of you who don't know Leon he has been the manager at the Watervliet Arsenal PX for about three years.

  • First Training Soldiers Arrive to Ordnance Campus

    Sep 25, 2009

    The Ordnance School operations at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. are beginning to wind down as construction at the school's new location at Fort Lee continues at a rapid pace. However, neither has stopped the institution from fulfilling its mission to train ordnance Soldiers. The Ordnance School transported the first wave of ordnance advanced individual training Soldiers here Sept. 23 to begin training at the school's $700 million campus.

  • Commentary: West Point football proves to be fun for all

    Sep 21, 2009

    Many know that West Point is the oldest of America's military academies rich with a distinguished culture and a history that includes alums President Ulysses S.Grant and General Robert E. Lee, but few probably know that it is also a place to have a great time on a football Saturday.

  • Black Knights take field by storm

    Sep 21, 2009

  • West Point cadets take part in game day

    Sep 21, 2009

  • West Point football proves to be family affair

    Sep 21, 2009

  • Pre-game activities abundant at West Point

    Sep 21, 2009