|New York Guard Conducts Supply Exercise|
CAMP SMITH-- Members of the New York Guard, the state's volunteer defense and emergency response force, practice distributing supplies following a natural disaster during their Annual Training here on Friday, July 25. The Point of Distribution, or POD, exercise walked New York Guard members through the process of setting up a site at which up to 5,000 people could draw food, water and emergency supplies.
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The New York Guard
The New York Guard is a state volunteer force which augments and supports the New York National Guard with manpower and skills.
New York Guard members serve in an unpaid status unless they are placed on State Active Duty by the governor and they cannot be mobilized for federal duty. They assist the National Guard in planning, training for and executing state emergency support and disaster missions, and provide legal and medical pre-deployment assistance to the National Guard units and other reserve components as requested.
Many New York Guard members are retired members of the National Guard and other military services, however military experience is not a prerequisite to membership.
Members of the New York Guard assist National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to serve the people of New York as members of Guard Joint Task Forces.© NYS DMNA: New York Guard