We are the New York Guard State Defense Force. Our mission is to assist the citizens of New York whenever and wherever we can.
Our members do NOT need to have prior military experience. I encourage anyone from the age of 25-55 to contact me for more information. The New York Guard gets activated for many State emergencies and we train often. Members are not paid to show up to drills (training) but are usually paid when activated/deployed. Our service members come from all walks of life with all different backgrounds. Many employers allow for paid military leave either for attending drills or being activated. Recent missions include providing assistance to the National Guard at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, NY and sandbagging in the Rochester area. Next week, we will be doing our annual "Operation Turkey Drop" to help feed needy families in the New York City area. Many of our members are previous or current Red Cross and CERT members.