Skip Navigation

The National Guard

on:

NCPR is supported by:

27th Light Infantry, NYS Army National Guard

Elements of the New York and the Vermont National Guard face lengthy and hazardous tours in overseas war zones for the first time since World War II.

New York National Guard
Vermont National Guard
National Guard Association
National Guard Magazine

Special Reports

Photo/Audio Diary
An Iraq Diary
Maj. Eric Olsen is chaplain to a battalion of the New York Army National Guard stationed in the Sunni Triangle north of Baghdad. His thirty-part audio diary begins in 2004. He and his family live in Saranac Lake.
Nathan Brown, 1982-2004
Nathan Brown, 1982-2004

Death For A Young Soldier, Sorrow For His Family

Flags flew at half-mast yesterday in Glens Falls, as the community mourned the death of Nathan Brown. Brown, who was 21 years old, died on Easter Sunday, while serving in Iraq. He was a private with the National Guard. As Brian Mann reports, the ceremony was a time for remembrance and pride and pain and sorrow.  Go to full article
Ready for the sand.

Iraq Diary, Pt. 3: North to the Sunni Triangle

More than seven hundred National Guard and Reserve soldiers from New York state have taken up positions inside Iraq. This morning, Army chaplain Eric Olsen continues his audio diary from the front lines. This dispatch was mailed home well before last week's firefight, which left one north country soldier dead. The sounds of combat you'll hear in Major Olsen's diary were all recorded during training exercises on the Kuwait-Iraq border.

The series continues next Monday, with an audio diary from Major Olsen's wife, Susan, on the home front in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

Funeral For Brown Sparks Procession Ceremony

Private first class Nathan Brown, a National Guard soldier from south Glens Falls, will be laid to rest tomorrow. Brown died April 11 when his vehicle was attacked 60 miles north of Bagdad.  Go to full article

Father of Injured Soldier Upset by Conditions in Iraq

David Sommerstein talks with Robert Hemsing of Argyle, near Glens Falls. His son, Specialist Rob Hemsing, was injured by a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Iraq. He says...  Go to full article

Local Republicans Support Iraq War and Have Questions

In recent weeks, opinion polls have shown that public support for the war in Iraq is eroding. President Bush spoke in an hour-long press conference last night about the...  Go to full article

South Glens Falls Guardsman Killed in Iraq, Others Wounded

A National Guard soldier from South Glens Falls was killed Sunday north of Baghdad, according to a report published today in the Glens Falls Post Star. Private First...  Go to full article
Convoy forming up in Kuwait

Iraq Diary, Pt. 2: "Up-Armoring" In Kuwait

While some Fort Drum soldiers are returning home from overseas, roughly seven hundred National Guard and Reserve soldiers from New York have just arrived in Iraq. Over the...  Go to full article

Iraq Diary, Pt. 1: For Soldiers Leaving Home, It's Hurry Up And Wait

Hundreds of National Guard and Reserve soldiers from New York and Vermont are deployed in Iraq. For the next year, they'll serve alongside regular Army units, patrolling...  Go to full article
Specialist Mike Ames in Iraq

NY Guard on the Ground in Iraq

Families from across the North Country have already begun hearing from their loved ones in Iraq. More than 700 members of New York's National Guard have begun a year-long...  Go to full article
Peace activist Martha Swan

North Country Protesters Reject War In Iraq

Peace protesters gathered over the weekend at the site of an abandoned nuclear missile silo in Willsboro. The gathering was held to mark the one-year anniversary of the war...  Go to full article

« first  « previous 10  102-111 of 126  next 10 »  last »