Photo by Spec. Erroll Cadet, Joint Forces Headquarters-New York (Released)
FORT HAMILTON, BROOKLYN--New York Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Brian Mathews, from the 174th Fighter Wing in Syracuse, provides radio, internet, telephone and video support for Operation Empire Sun, the New York National Guard's participation in the Vigilant Guard exercise being conducted by the Puerto Rico National Guard.
The New York National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield headquarters in New York City, is portraying the headquarters of a 300-member task force deployed to Puerto Rico to help the Commonwealth recover from an Earthquake and tsunami.
The exercise, held quarterly, tests the ability of Guard forcs, state and federal agencies, and Active Component military forces to react to civil disasters and emergencies.
NY National Guard In the News
Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
New York Army National Guard Soldiers Training on Fort Drum
It’s usually the one time out of the year that New York Army National Guard Soldiers get to train with their entire battalion. Reporter Elizabeth Jeneault was in Fort Drum, where... (more)
Watertown Daily Times -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
National Guard soldiers test skills during annual training at Fort Drum
FORT DRUM -- It’s a long road of training ahead for the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Brigade Combat Team, but a week of work at the post’s range is seen by unit leaders... (more)
WXXI -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014
Guard Members Gather For Yearly Training
CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. -- They come from around the state. Two hundred members of New York’s volunteer state defense force, the New York Guard, begin their annual training program... (more)