Photo by Sgt. Patricia Austin, Joint Force Headquarters
ORISKANY, N.Y.-- New York State Commissioner Jerome Hauer, center, from the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services visits with National Guard leaders during a visit to the Homeland Response Force validation training May 1. Nearly 600 service members from the New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico National Guard are conducting a training exercise at the New York State Preparedness Training Center here from April 28 to May 2, 2014. The National Guard members here are a part of the Region II Homeland Response team, which also covers the Virgin Islands. External Evaluators from the Joint Interagency Training and Education Center out of West Virginia trained the HRF for their upcoming validation evaluation.
Civilian first responders and specially trained role-players were brought in for the exercise in order to create a more realistic environment.New York Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Patricia Austin.
NY National Guard In the News
News Observer -- Fri, 21 Nov 2014
More on the snow: snowbound band, football effects
Lake-effect storms have dumped more than 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area in the past few days, and more is possible, along with potential rain and flooding this weekend. The storm... (more)
Niagara Gazette -- Fri, 21 Nov 2014
Wintry Weather New York (Photo)
New York Army National Guard soldiers from the 152nd Engineer Company use heavy equipment to assist in snow removal efforts Thursday in West Seneca.
Department of Defense -- Fri, 21 Nov 2014
New York National Guard responds to historic snowfall in Western New York
BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 --For some 375 or so members of the New York National Guard called out to assist in western New York’s snow emergency, the biggest impression was the stark... (more)