In 1968, due the the crisis involving the USS "Pueblo", in Korean waters, many NG units were activated. If I recall correctly, there was a shortage of artillery units in the Army at that time.
Further, in 1970, President Nixon activated NG units to deal with a postal strike. The personnel involved were awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
See the link below and inquire from the Adjutant General of New York.
James B. Ronan II
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