Video by Maj. Avery Schneider
NY Guardsman promoted atop Abrams tank while deployed to Germany
New York National Guard
Feb. 27, 2023 | 1:14
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Angelo E. Gelster, an ammunition specialist assigned to Task Force Orion, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, is promoted during a ceremony atop an M1A2 Abrams tank in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Feb. 20, 2023. Gelster, a former armor crewmember who operated M1A1 Abrams tanks with the now-disbanded 127th Armor Regiment, is deployed to Germany in support of the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine mission to ensure the combat effectiveness of Ukrainian military personnel training in Germany. Gelster is a resident of Cheektowaga, New York. (U.S. National Guard video by Maj. Avery Schneider)