WASHINGTON--U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Ray Shields the Adjutant General of New York presents a command challenge coin to Staff Sgt. Justin Rivera, a Rochester resident and an infantry squad leader with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion 108th Infantry Regiment during a visit to New York National Guard Troops on duty in Washington on Feb. 3, 2021. and Rochester N.Y. More than 500 citizen-Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard have deployed to the nations capital to provide security and support to civil authorities. The National Guard has been requested to continue supporting federal law enforcement agencies with security communications medical evacuation logistics and safety support to state district and federal agencies through mid-March.