NY Army National Guard Unit Deploys

May 1, 2014

New York National Guard Command Sgt. Major Frank Wicks (right) [promotes 1569th Transportation Co. Soldier Ronald Walker to sergeant prior to the company's deployment to Afghanistan Tuesday.
Credit NYS Division of Military & Naval Affairs

A New York Army National Guard unit from the Hudson Valley has been deployed to Afghanistan.

More than 100 soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 1569th Transportation Company left Fort Hood Tuesday for their deployment in Afghanistan. The company, which specializes in moving supplies, is based at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in New Windsor, in Orange County. The soldiers went on active duty March 9. The unit is expected to be in Afghanistan for 10 months.