Photo by New York Guard Pvt. Ubon Mendie, Headquarters New York Guard (Released)
NEW YORK CITY-- New York Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Jeff Hansen, a platoon leader in New York’s Joint Task Force Empire Shield, a state active duty security force that operates in New York City, briefs Gen. Craig McKinley, the Chief of the National Guard Bureau on his team’s mission at Grand Central Station August 26, 2010.
McKinley, the highest ranking officer in the National Guard, was in New York City to visit city emergency management officials, see the New York National Guard’s task force in action and give a speech.
NY National Guard In the News
Newsday -- Thu, 16 May 2013
Warrior competition begins at Camp Smith
Members of the Army National Guard participate in the Northeastern Best Warrior Competition at Camp Smith in Cortlandt. The competition will continue for three days at the camp testing soldiers’... (more)
YNN -- Thu, 16 May 2013
National Guard members compete to become best warrior
Sixteen National Guard soldiers from the North East, labeled as the best of the best, are all aiming to become the Army’s warrior of the year. YNN’s John Wagner reports on one... (more)
NewsOne -- Wed, 15 May 2013
Henry L. Johnson Fends Off German Captors During World War I On This Day In 1918
United States Army soldier Henry L. Johnson (pictured), also known as “Black Death,” earned his fearsome nickname in France during World War I. After being ambushed by German forces and... (more)