NEW YORK CITY--New York City--Pvt. Stephen Perez, a New York Army National Guard member assigned to Joint Task Foce Empire Shield patrols at Penn Station during start of Thanksgiving travel on November 23, 2010. Joint Task Force Empire Shield augments the security work of New York Police Department and other civilian law enforcement agencies in the city.
The more than 200 members of Joint Task Force Empire Shield, the New York National Guard’s standing security force in New York City, will be joining the New York Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police and other law enforcement agencies in security arrangements aimed at protecting holiday travelers.
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The Daily Gazette -- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 National Guard Spotlight for the good being done in our communities In Schenectady, residents of Kingsway Arms Nursing Center came together recently to prepare custom handmade packages for members of the military. As part of National Nursing Home Week in May... (more)
Defense.gov -- Mon, 26 Jun 2017 Guardsmen Set Up Temporary Dam Along Lake Ontario (Photo Essay) New York Army National Guardsmen use an AquaDam, a water-filled cofferdam,to control Lake Ontario's high water levels at Sodus Point, N.Y., June 13, 2017. New York Army National Guard photos... (more)
Nationalguard.mil -- Fri, 23 Jun 2017 New York Army National Guard pilot makes last landing after 31 years of flying LATHAM, N.Y.In the summer of 1985, Warrant Officer Charles "Chuck" Rodda took off for the first time as an Army helicopter pilot at Fort Rucker, Alabama. On June 22, 2017, 31 years... (more)