NY Army National Guard opens new Schenectady recruiting storefront today, June 10
SCHENECTADY, NY (06/10/2022) (readMedia)-- The New York Army National Guard will open a storefront recruiting location in Schenectady, today ,Friday morning June 10.
Schenectady Mayor Gary R. McCarthy, Schenectady Police Chief Eric Clifford, Schenectady County Sheriff Dominic Dagostino and City Councilman Carl Williams are expected to be present for the event.
Members of the press are invited to cover the opening and learn more about New York Army National Guard recruiting.
WHO: New York Army National Guard recruiters, Major General Michel Natali, assistant adjutant general Army for the New York National Guard, and local Schenectady area officials.
WHAT: A ribbon cutting for the new Schenectady New York Army National Guard recruiting storefront. This is the 10th local recruiting location across New York and will be staffed Monday through Saturday. Three recruiters will be based at the new facility.
WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2022
WHERE: 430 Franklin Street Schenectady.
Interviews with local officials and New York Army National Guard recruiters, and leaders.
Reporters should contact Sgt. 1st Class SFC Jason Wells at (518)332-1946 for more information.
The New York Army National Guard is a force of 10,700 citizen-Soldiers who operate across the state in more than 44 different locations. New York Army National Guard Soldiers get the same training as active-duty Soldiers, and many have served in the Active Army. They are infantrymen, artillerymen, military police officers, pilots and maintenance and logistics experts.
Army National Guard Soldiers are part of the United States Army and deploy on federal missions around the World. This summer more than 2,700 Army National Guard Soldiers will deploy to Africa and the Middle East on long-term missions.
Army National Guard Soldiers also respond to emergencies here at home at the direction of the governor. These range from responding to weather emergencies to the massive effort to support the state during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 6, 000 National Guard men and women were part of that response doing everything from manning vaccination stations to working in nursing facilities.