National Guard Bureau Chief Lt. Gen. Steven Blum speaks with New York Adjutant General Major Gen. Joseph Taluto during a visit to New York City on Sept. 17, 2007. Blum wears a New York Police Department baseball cap presented to him by members of the New National Guard’s Joint Task Force Empire Shield who are also members of the NYPD. Joint Task Force Empire Shield employs National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to enhance security at New York City airports, and train stations., along with power plants in upstate New York.
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NY National Guard In the News
WNBC -- Mon, 27 Feb 2017 Victims in Small Plane Crash in NY Identified; Off-Duty FDNY Firefighters Were Among Guardsmen Who Rescued Sole Survivor Two off-duty FDNY firefighters were among the group of U.S. Army National Guardsmen who rescued a pilot from a plane crash on Long Island that killed two others on Sunday.
executive.gov -- Mon, 27 Feb 2017 NY Guardsmen to Help Test Orion Spacecraft Recovery Gear Under Joint NASA-DoD Mission Forty-five airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing will support a joint effort of NASA and the Defense Department to demonstrate techniques and systems that will be... (more)
WNBC -- Sun, 26 Feb 2017 4 Guardsmen in Helicopter Rescue Survivor from Plane Crash: Gov. Cuomo Four Air National Guardsmen rescued a man Sunday from a burning airplane after it crashed at a Hamptons airport, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.