CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE -- New York Guard Sgt. 1st Class David Moat observes Sgt. Adrian Ramos receive a radio transmission on the PRC 77 VHF frequency radio while taking part in a communications field training exercise, here, Aug. 22. New York Guard Annual training is a week-long summer training period, organized to maximize troop efficiency by creating real world scenarios to prepare for disaster response. The New York Guard is the state's volunteer force which augments the New York National Guard.