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Lockport National Guard soldier retires from military service

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LATHAM, N.Y. -- Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent retirement of members of the New York Army National Guard, marking their end of service to community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.

Master Sergeant Micah Lyness from Lockport, N.Y. and assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 152nd Brigade Enginee Battalion retired from the New York Army National Guard last month after some 23 years of military service.

Lyness first entered the military in May 1995.

"A full military career is a major achievement in the lives of our Citizen Soldiers and their families," Shields said. "I congratulate our Soldiers, their loved ones and their employers on this milestone of more than 20 years of service. We may recruit individual Soldiers into our Army National Guard, but I know full well that it takes the support of a family to make this a career," he said.

"On behalf of our force, I extend my best wishes for their success of our retirees as they begin new chapters in their lives."

For more information about the New York Army National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov or www.1800goguard.com