New York National Guard

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The  National Guard has been deployed to assist with tree and debris removal in Washington County, which was heavily impacted by Friday’s thunderstorms.

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The New York National Guard was one of the earliest units to lend its support to the U.S. Army during World War I. Earlier today, a ceremony at the New York National Guard base in Latham marked the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the conflict.

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New York National Guard members will lay a wreath on President Martin Van Buren's Hudson Valley grave on his birthdate.

Hudson Valley Preps For Winter Storm Juno

Jan 26, 2015
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With up to two feet of snow predicted for the Hudson Valley, county and state personnel are on high alert and readying their forces.

On-and-off flurries began in portions of the Hudson Valley before 9 this morning while light snow came into view about an hour later. The message from local officials is the same. Get home before dark and get off the roads ahead of the evening commute. Vasil Koleci with the National Weather Service says to expect light snow today.

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The New York National Guard will honor a former president by laying a wreath at his grave site Friday morning in Columbia County.

Camp Smith Hosts Annual Shooting Competition

May 31, 2014

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.

NY National Guard: Civilian Worker Furloughs Begin

Jul 10, 2013
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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.

NY Military Engineers, Police Help Flood Recovery

Jul 4, 2013
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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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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.