New York Guard Begins Week-Long Annual Training With Guard Readiness Test

At the beginning of the week, the New York Guard (State Defense Force) began their  Annual Training. They began their week long training with a Guard Readiness Test, which is a exercise that ensures each soldier has the equipment and supplies necessary to quickly deploy when activated for State Active Duty. Afterwards the Commanding General of the New York Guard, Brigadier General Peter Riley, spoke with the troops about the upcoming week and other topics.

New York Guard services members participate in an early morning Guard Readiness Test, held at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortland Manor, NY on Aug 15th, 2022, during the first day of annual training for the New York Guard.
Afterwards they attended the Commander’s Briefing and welcome remarks given by Brigadier General Peter Riley, Commander of the New York Guard.
Photos by SFC Tracey Mike, NY Guard Public Affairs Office


Morning briefings today with Brigadier General Riley and Major Aguayo
The New York State Guard is a State Defense Force who augment the National Guard forces throughout the state when needed
Photos and write up by PFC Emily Kaffenberger-New York Guard, Public Affairs


Source: New York Guard

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