New York Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class David Peeler from the 101st Signal Battalion assists Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Police Officer Bailey in Penn Rail Station checking passenger tickets in waiting area Feb. 4 during Operation Empire Guardian Multiple agency security surge (MASS) operations. Peeler serves with the New York National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield, the homeland security effort to assist New York City law enforcement. Photo by 1st Lt. Mark Getman, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery.