NEW YORK--A New York National Guard Soldier and Airman assigned to Joint Task Force Empire Shield keep an eye on the crowd coming and going in New York Citys Pennsylvania Station Amtrak terminal on Tuesday Dec. 23 2014. The two are part of the New York National Guards 500-member State Active Duty force that assists the Metropolitan Transit Authority Police Department the Bridge and Port Authority Police Department and the Amtrak Police at New York Citys airports and key transit terminals. The uniformed National Guard members do not have arrest authority but provide additional eyes and assist police when requested.
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Batavia Daily News -- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 Just dropping in: National Guard troops spend two days in cold weather exercise in Java. JAVA CENTER - More than 40 Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 101st Cavalry Regiment of the New York Army National Guard endured harsh winter weather to conduct reconnaissance training... (more)
Oneida Daily Dispatch -- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 National Guard practice emergency response at Hamilton College Clinton, N.Y. -- To better prepare for future threats, Hamilton College engaged in an exercise to simulate a response to a threat involving weapons of mass destruction.
WHAM -- Mon, 19 Mar 2018 Governor Cuomo orders flags to half-staff in honor of fallen NY National Guard members ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHAM) - Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered all flags on all state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on March 19.