Maj. Gen. Jack Briggs, left, Director of Operations for Headquarters U.S Northern Command, visits with New York Army National Guard Soldiers on security duties at New York’s Pennsylvania Station rail hub. The Soldiers are part of Joint Task Force Empire Shield, a security enhancement force performing state active duty in New York City to augment law enforcement. Some 500 Soldiers and Airmen are currently serving on the task force and surged operations November 26 in support of the busiest travel day in the city.
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NY National Guard In the News
USA Today Network -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 Hochul deploying National Guard to aid short-staffed NY nursing homes. What to know Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday deployed 60 National Guard medical teams to aid nursing homes in New York facing staffing shortages amid surging COVID-19 infections. The medical teams will... (more)
Army.mil -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 NY National Guard volunteers support Trees for Troops BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. Fifteen New York National Guard volunteers joined veterans at Ellms Tree Farm on Nov. 29 to load 110 Christmas trees as part of the Trees for Troops program. New York... (more)
Spectrum News -- Wed, 01 Dec 2021 State deploying 13 National Guard teams to help Monroe County hospitals ROCHESTER, N.Y. During a news conference on Wednesday in Rochester, New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin announced the state would be sending 13 National Guard teams to Monroe County to help... (more)