NEW YORK -- New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Renwick Payne, left, Director of the Joint Staff, passes the guidon of Joint Task Force Empire Shield to Maj. Peter Riley during a change of command ceremony here at Fort Hamilton April 13. Standing at far left is Lt. Col. Greg Dreisbach, the outgoing task force commander. The ceremony marks new leadership for JTF Empire Shield, the standing New York National Guard security task force that supports New York City law enforcement and first responders at critical locations across the city. Approximately 250 Soldiers, Airmen, New York Guard volunteers and members of the New York Naval Militia serve in the task force. Photo by Sgt. Tamara Gabbard, 42nd Infantry Division.
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Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY creek debris blamed for Connecticut teen’s death removed SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) - Debris in a Hudson Valley creek that led to the drowning death of a teenage Connecticut girl has been cleared away.
Associated Press -- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 NY Air Guard unit completes 1st solo drone combat mission NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York-based Air National Guard unit that has made the shift from flying manned aircraft to operating remotely piloted drones has completed its first... (more)
Department of Defense -- Tue, 06 Oct 2015 New York Guardsmen Prepare for Hurricane Joaquin (Photo Essay) Guardsmen operate heavy equipment to clear space near Normanskill Creek in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 as part of New York’s preparations for the possible landfall of Hurricane... (more)