Empire Shield -- new SOLDIERS episode
By Soldiers Broadcasting
March 27, 2017 1 / 1 A member of "Task Force Empire Shield" guards a transportation hub in New York City. VIEW ORIGINAL
"You've never seen anything like that in the world before. In one day, everything that was New York changed," said Sgt. Sal Pineda-Vega about 9/11.
Pineda-Vega is one of about 500 Soldiers with the New York National Guard who serve now in New York City transit hubs as part of "Task Force Empire Shield," to protect some of the city's busiest locations from terrorism. His story and theirs is the focus of the latest edition of the SOLDIERS television series. RELATED STORIES December 13, 2017 New York National Guard salutes Army Guard recruits during 381st Guard birthday event December 7, 2017 War Department to establish arsenal in upstate New York December 5, 2017 Two brothers end NY National Guard service together in joint retirement December 4, 2017 Virgin Islands dog finds new home with New York National Guard MP November 28, 2017 Soldiers complete successful mission in support of Operation Spartan Shield November 28, 2017 New York National Guard Soldiers help deliver Trees for Troops November 28, 2017 Maj. Gen. Vandal hosted past Combined Forced Command deputy commanders November 24, 2017 New York WWII vet shares memories with National Guard museum November 24, 2017 New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team assumes command of the Joint Multin November 21, 2017 Vigilant Shield exercise brings Fort Drum Soldiers to Fort McCoy November 21, 2017 Soldiers ready to defend the homeland with domestic response training at Exercise Vigilant Shield November 15, 2017 New York Army Guard aviators flew relief supplies and people to support Puerto Rico November 13, 2017 7ATC welcomes New York Army National Guard before its mission in Ukraine November 6, 2017 10th Mountain Division takes the fight to New Mexico in Vigilant Shield exercise