QUEENS--New York Army National Guard Soldiers, Sgt. Aaron Hess (left) and Spc. Yuriy Ostrovskiy, patrol Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport on June 29.
The two Soldiers, both members of Joint Task Force Empire Shield, the New York National Guard security force operating in New York City, were taking part in a security exercise headed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department.
More than 200 members of the Army and Air National Guard, and the New York Guard, a state defense force, participate in the task force.
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NY National Guard In the News
Defense.gov -- Wed, 14 Mar 2018 'Fighting 69th' to Lead New York Citys St. Patrick's Day Parade for 167th Year ALBANY, New York, March 14, 2018 More than 800 New York Army National Guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, will lead the worlds largest St. Patricks Day Parade for the... (more)
Associated Press -- Tue, 06 Mar 2018 NY National Guard Soldiers Deploy for Cyber Security Duty Twenty-five New York Army National Guard cyber security team members are mobilizing for federal duty.
nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 06 Mar 2018 200 New York Guard members on duty following nor'easter CAMP SMITH, N.Y-Two hundred members of the New York Army and Air National Guard, and New York's state defense forces, were on duty Monday after New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state... (more)