NEW YORK - New York Army National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, commander of the 53rd Troop Command and the dual status commander of Joint Task Force Sandy, the state’s response force following Hurricane Sandy this fall, presents a certificate of appreciation to Lt. Col. Michael Hoblin, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Arnold Reyes to recognize the work of the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery for their rescue and recovery efforts Dec. 4. The presentation at the unit’s annual Feast of St. Barbara here in Jamaica honored the more than 230 Soldiers ordered to state active duty for the disaster response mission. U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Mark Getman, New York Army National Guard. (Released)