NEW YORK CITY--New York Army National Guard Soldiers (from left) Sgt. Edgar Rosales, Sgt. Benedict Taylor, and Sgt. Michael Decaprio monitor traffic at a New York City subway station on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The three Soldiers, all from New York City, are part of the New York National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield, which provides a full-time security presence in New York City. The 200+ Soldier and Airman task force operates at the direction of New York Governor David Paterson and augments police and other civilian security services in the metropolitan area. Rosales is a member of the 1569th Transportation Co., Taylor belongs to the 642nd Aviation Support Battalion, and Decaprio is a member of the 727th Law and Order Detachment New York has had National Guard members on duty full-time since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
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Mid-Hudson News -- Thu, 07 Dec 2023 New York Air Guards 105th Airlift Wing marks 75 years of service STEWART AIRPORT The Hudson Valleys 105th Airlift Wing will mark 75 years of New York Air National Guard operations on this Friday, Dec. 8. The 105th Airlift Wing, which currently flies... (more)
WSYR -- Wed, 06 Dec 2023 Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Fire Department named best Air Guard fire department SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) The Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Fire Department, based at Hancock Airport in Syracuse, was named Fire Department of the Year by the Air National Guard Fire... (more)
WNYT -- Tue, 05 Dec 2023 Wreath laying ceremony honors Martin Van Buren ( video) Wreath laying ceremony honors Martin Van Buren A wreath laying ceremony was held on Tuesday for former President Martin Van Buren. This is the 241st birthday of Van Buren, who was born... (more)