NEW YORK CITY--New York Army National Guard Soldiers (from left) Sgt. Edgar Rosales, Sgt. Benedict Taylor, and Sgt. Michael Decaprio monitor traffic at a New York City subway station on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The three Soldiers, all from New York City, are part of the New York National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield, which provides a full-time security presence in New York City. The 200+ Soldier and Airman task force operates at the direction of New York Governor David Paterson and augments police and other civilian security services in the metropolitan area. Rosales is a member of the 1569th Transportation Co., Taylor belongs to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, and Decaprio is a member of the 727th Law and Order Detachment New York has had National Guard members on duty full-time since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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Wellsville Daily Reporter -- Tue, 24 Jan 2017 Guard unit deploys to Afghanistan ROCHESTER - Local citizen soldiers were called upon to serve in the armed forces ongoing mission in Afghanistan on Sunday morning.
Times Union -- Mon, 23 Jan 2017 Duty Calls: Waterford resident advances to sergeant major Paul T. Lunny of Waterford was promoted to sergeant major in the New York Army National Guard during a ceremony at the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters in Latham.
Time Warner Cable news -- Sun, 22 Jan 2017 Rochester Military Families Say Goodbye Before Deployment ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- During a ceremony Sunday at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Rochester, 20 Army National Guard soldiers said goodbye to their families before leaving for training at... (more)