27th Brigade females making a difference

I am so glad to see my old Brigade, the 27th “Orion” Brigade Combat Team, is in the news for thinking outside the box and using everything in their tool-box to make a difference on their next tour. I was in the 27th when I deployed in 2006 as my team was sort of a […]

Next National Guard units to deploy is official

The 27th is my old brigade that and the home to many friends, old Army buddies and soldiers whom I used to lead but are now leaders themselves. It is the Brigade my son deployed with in 2008-2009. Now here it is 2011 and they are going again. Boy we ask a lot of our […]

New York Soldier remembered at portrait presentation ceremony

By Lt. Col. Paul Fanning JAMAICA ARMORY, QUEENS — A painted portrait of the late New York Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Joseph McKay of Queens was presented to his family at a special ceremony at the Jamaica Armory on Friday, 10 July. Mrs. Rose McKay and members of the McKay family were joined […]

Good story on a good friend

My good friend and sometimes contributing blogger, LTC Paul Fanning was recently profiled in the Schenectady, NY Daily Gazette. Paul is the NY State Public Affairs Officer and deployed to Afghanistan with the 27th BCT to serve as the Task Force Phoenix VII Public Affairs Officer. “During his deployment, Fanning wrote a blog for The […]

27th BCT 9/11 Memorial Video

The following video was released by the New York National Guard’s 27th BCT in honor of 9/11. The 27th BCT is currently in charge of Task Force Phoenix, which is overseeing the training of Afghanistan Army and Police on the front lines in Afghanistan. COL Brian Balfe is the person talking with members of the […]