The New York Army National Guard is a component of the New York National Guard and the Army National Guard. Nationwide, the Army National Guard comprises approximately one half of the US Armys available combat forces, National coordination of various state National Guard units are maintained through the National Guard Bureau. The New York Army National Guard maintains 57 armories,21 Field and Combined Support Maintenance facilities, New York Army National Guard units are trained and equipped as part of the United States Army. The same ranks and insignia are used and National Guardsmen are eligible to receive all United States military awards, the New York Guard also bestows a number of state awards for local services rendered in or to the state of New York. During the American Revolution, New York City was occupied by the British 1775-1783, many of the Military companies existing prior to the war were broken up, in 1786 the Militia was reestablished, the regiments in New York City were, Isaac Stoundenbergs 1st Regiment. Richard Varicks 4th Regiment Sebastian Baumans New York City Regiment of Artilley, the militia regiments that New York mobilized included, 2nd Regiment New York State State Militia Infantry mustered into volunteer service as the 82nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. 4th Regiment National Guard Infantry was raised on June 18,1863 and it served in Pennsylvania and was mustered out of service on July 24,1863. 5th Regiment National Guard Infantry was raised on June 18,1863 and it served in Pennsylvania and was mustered out of service on July 22,1863. 6th Regiment National Guard Infantry was raised on June 18,1863 and it served in Baltimore, Maryland, as part of the garrison of that city, and was mustered out of service on July 22,1863. 25th Regiment National Guard Infantry was raised on May 31,1862 for three months service and it served in the garrison of Suffolk, Virginia, and was mustered out of service on September 8,1862. 28th Regiment National Guard Infantry was raised on June 20,1863 and it saw no action during the campaign, and then returned to New York City to help suppress the draft riots there. It was mustered out on July 23,1863 and it served in the Middle Department and was mustered out on September 2,1862. It was mustered a second time for 30 days service during the Gettysburg Campaign on June 18,1863, the 37th was mustered a third time for 30 days on May 6,1864, for guard duty at New Yorks harbor. It mustered out June 6,1864, the New York State Militia was active by the mid-1880s. In 1889 a group of wealthy equestrian enthusiasts were incorporated into the State Militia as Squadron A and their heritage is carried on today by the 101st Cavalry Regiment. The New York Army National Guard was formally created in 1906, the Militia Act of 1903 organized the various state militias into the present National Guard system. The New York Army National Guard despatched elements of the 27th Infantry Division, douglas MacArthur served as an officer and brigade commander in the 42nd Infantry Division during the First World War. For much of the decades of the twentieth century, National Guard personnel typically served One weekend a month
Guardsmen distribute fuel at the Staten Island Armory to those in the local area affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Soldiers with the New York Army National Guard's 206th Military Police Company, assemble portable generators
75 members of the 107th Airlift Wing have deployed downstate to aid in Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.