NEW YORK-- New York Army National Guard Sgt. Leopoldo DeSilva (left) pulls security duty in Pennsylvania Station on Wednesday, May 2 with an Amtrack Police Officer. The Soldiers are members of the New York National Guard’s Joint Task Force Empire Shield which provides security augmentation to law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs in the New York metro area. The team was part of a Multi-Agency Super Surge (MASS) in which police saturate key transportation nodes to deter attacks. The May 2 MASS was the 100th time the New York National Guard supported that kind of security operation.
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WABC -- Mon, 25 Sep 2017 Riding along with NY Air National Guard in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (WABC) -- A C-17 cargo plane and five men on a mission. Eyewitness News caught up with the New York Air National Guard 105th Air Wing shortly after they landed in San... (more)
Times Union -- Sun, 24 Sep 2017 Duty Calls: Niskayuna soldier leading helicopter battalion New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Jason Lefton of Niskayuna, an Iraq War veteran, has assumed command of the 3rd Battalion, 142nd Assault Helicopter Regiment, which flies UH-60 Blackhawks,... (more)
Spectrum News -- Fri, 22 Sep 2017 Cuomo joins emergency relief team in Puerto Rico Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled with a team of emergency response officials to help restore power to areas of Puerto Rico still in the dark. NY1's Michael Herzenberg reports.