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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Associated Press -- Sun, 21 Aug 2016 NY Air Guard member takes on role as top enlisted airman ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A retired western New York police officer who served as the top enlisted leader for the New York Air National Guard now has a new role.
Niagara Gazette -- Wed, 17 Aug 2016 Local vets bring battle-tested Cobra helicopter to Tonawanda A group of area Vietnam veterans brought a workhorse combat helicopter - one that was actually shot down in combat in Vietnam - to Tonawanda, with a groundbreaking and dedication ceremony... (more)
Brookfield Daily Voice -- Mon, 15 Aug 2016 New Fairfield's TJ Lobraico Foundation Thanks Supporters For Breakout Run NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Organizers of the third annual T.J. Lobraico Breakout Run took to Facebook recently to thank those who helped them raise more than $7,000.