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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Slovenian Press Agency -- Mon, 22 May 2017 Pahor decorates US soldiers for rescue mission on Slovenian ship (Photo) New York, 21 May - Slovenian President Borut Pahor decorated in New York on Sunday the US soldiers who took part in a rescue operation following an explosion on board a cargo ship operated... (more)
Associated Press -- Sat, 20 May 2017 Change of command at NY National Guard 153rd troop command BUFFALO, N.Y. - An Iraq War veteran and sheriff's commander is set to assume command of a New York Army National Guard unit in Buffalo. A change of command ceremony is scheduled for Sunday,... (more)
Associated Press -- Sat, 20 May 2017 Syracuse-based Army National Guard unit gets new commander FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York Army National Guard unit based in Syracuse is getting a new commander who's a veteran of combat operations in Afghanistan.