Empire Shield Members on Duty at JFK
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.
NY National Guard In the News
Times Union -- Wed, 27 May 2015
Airman in high demand advances in rank
An airman who has a way in making the most of staring at the clouds is in high demand.
Shawn Peno of Schenectady, who has a weather expertise, has been promoted to Air National Guard senior... (more)
Politics 365 -- Tue, 26 May 2015
President Obama to Award WWI Private Henry Johnson Medal of Honor
Next week President Obama will award the Medal of Honor posthumously to two World War I veterans, one, Henry Johnson, is African American.
Democrat and Chronicle -- Fri, 22 May 2015
Rochester soldier to accept honor for black WWI hero
He first heard the name of Henry Johnson after being assigned to the Army National Guard base last fall in Latham, just outside of Albany.
Louis Wilson said he went online and started researching.... (more)