New York National Guard

Hudson Valley News
9:32 am
Sat May 31, 2014

Camp Smith Hosts Annual Shooting Competition

A New York Army National Guard Soldier engages targets during the May 2013 Adjutant General's Match at Camp Smith.

It might get a bit loud in parts of northern Westchester and neighboring Putnam County this weekend, as a National Guard shooting competition kicks off Saturday.

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New York News
7:11 am
Wed July 10, 2013

NY National Guard: Civilian Worker Furloughs Begin

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New York military officials say about 1,750 state National Guard technicians have started furloughs of one day a week without pay because of federal cost-cutting.  

The Division of Naval and Military Affairs says the workers are civilian Department of Defense employees. The furloughs started Monday and will run through the end of September.

That's expected to save about $4.5 million under the cuts ordered by Congress.

The National Guard says it expects furloughs for 57,500 federal technicians and federal employees nationally.

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New York News
7:02 am
Thu July 4, 2013

NY Military Engineers, Police Help Flood Recovery

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Contingent of New York National Guard soldiers has been sent to the Mohawk Valley to help with the recovery from the past week's flooding.

State military officials say about 180 engineers with heavy equipment and 50 military police were getting to work Wednesday with residents and businesses to clean up and repair flood damage.

Staging out of the Utica Armory, the engineers were initially set to work in Mohawk and Ilion. The military police were joining local authorities in Oneida, Little Falls, Mohawk, Van Hornesville, Herkimer, Schuyler, Ilion and Middleville.

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Hudson Valley News
8:56 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Monroe town supervisor in Boston as explosions rock the city

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BOSTON – Two explosive devices went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon while other undetonated devices were located elsewhere along the route.

Three people were killed and over 140 were injured, some critically.

Town of Monroe Supervisor Sandy Leonard was at the Marathon.   Her son, who lives in Boston, ran in the iconic race.

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