QUEENS -- New York Guard Capt. John Passarotti and Capt. Robert Patterson are briefed in John F. Kennedy International Airport by Joint Task Force Empire Shield Staff Sgt. Ronnie Redfern, a member of the New York Army National Guard on June 29.
The two officers toured various terminals where the JTFES performed a surge drill alongside the New York and New Jersey Port Authority Police Department.
The New York Guard is a nonpaid all volunteer force, which augments the Army National and Air Guard in state.
Currently, there are members of the NYG attached to the element to assist in daily efforts.
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FIOS1 -- Mon, 11 Sep 2017 Westhampton National Guard heads to St. Maarten for Hurricane Rescue In addition to helping save some stranded in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, the 106th Rescue Wing out of Westhampton Beach has now helped save thousands of people trying to escape the wrath... (more)
WROC -TV -- Mon, 11 Sep 2017 NY Army National Guard deploying to Florida ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - National Guard aviation crews and three UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters departed from Rochester Monday to support the Florida National Guard's response efforts in Florida.