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.
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Army.mil -- Tue, 26 Jul 2016 New York Cavalry Scouts are early warning for 27th Infantry Brigade at JRTC FORT POLK, La. -- Hidden deep in the tree line of Fort Polk, La., are dozens of cavalry scouts, watching and waiting for enemy forces to move through their area, July 23, 2016.
Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 25 Jul 2016 Historic Promotion in New York Air National Guard A Ballston Spa woman made New York history Monday, as she reached the top enlisted rank of the New York Air National Guard.
Defense.gov -- Mon, 25 Jul 2016 Soldiers Participate in Mass Casualty Exercise Soldiers participate during a mass casualty exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., July 16, 2016. Photos by Army National Guard Sgt. Harley Jelis