LATHAM, NY— A Hinsdale man, Spc. Michael Materna, reenlisted with the New York Army National Guard, to continue serving in the 152nd Engineer Support Company.

Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general, announced Materna's reenlistment.

"It's great to see soldiers staying in the Army and continuing to serve their state and nation in the New York Army National Guard," Shields said. "The most important Army asset we have is the individual soldier. The dedication, skills and leadership traits they bring to our community and their employers are invaluable."

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Shields continued: "By choosing to stay in the Army National Guard they directly contribute to our nation's security and to the governor's ability to respond to disasters, all while building a bright future for their family through the Guard's retirement, education and health insurance programs."

The New York National Guard is the state's executive agency responsible to the governor for managing New York's Military Forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.

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