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  • The 174th Medical Group Takes Remote Operations to a Whole New Level

    With the growth of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) program due to the demands from combatant commanders, keeping aircrews healthy is essential to mission success. If an aircrew member is placed on duty not involving flying (DNIF) status, it takes away from accomplishing the mission so it is critical to get the member back to flying status as
  • Good Dog on Therapy

    Everyone has a bad day, but what do you do when a fellow airman has a bad week? Or a bad month? You get them a dog! Not just any dog, but a dog that can sense stress and emotional strain in the people around. A dog that is around for therapeutic purposes.The 174th Attack Wing(ATKW) has recently received such a dog. His name is Spicer, he's eight
  • New York Air National Guard members talk performance reports with the Chief

    US Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Amy R. Giaquinto, New York Air National Guard command chief, met with the enlisted council of the 174th Attack Wing in Syracuse N.Y. on April 1, 2017. Giaquinto was asked about the new Enlisted Performance Report (EPR) requirements and how they effect the members Air National Guard (ANG); the reports were previously
  • Only The Good Retire Youngs

    On February 11, 2017, Hancock Field said goodbye to Command Chief Master Sergeant Russell J. Youngs during a retirement and change of authority ceremony held here. As part of the ceremony, Chief Youngs turned over his authority to Chief Master Sergeant Michael Will who became the fifth command chief of Hancock Field.Youngs assumed the duties of
  • Joint Services Boss Day Event

    Over 40 employers attended the Joint Services Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Boss Day event hosted by the Marine Corp Reserve Center, Navy Operational Support Center, and the Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing (ATKW) on Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Thursday, August 18.The Joint Services ESGR Boss Day event has become
  • 152nd Air Operations Group Welcomes New Commander

    New York Air National Guard Col. Brian VanKouwenberg, formerly the 152nd Combat Operations Squadron (COS) Commander, assumed command of the 152nd Air Operations Group (AOG) in a ceremony on Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Saturday, June 11.Col. Michael Smith, 174th Attack Wing commander was the presiding official for the
  • Former 174th Attack Wing Commander promoted to Brigadier General

    New York Air National Guard Col. Greg Semmel, the former commander of the 174th Attack Wing in Syracuse, New York, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Friday, June 10.Maj. Gen. Anthony German, the Adjutant General (TAG) of the State of New York, was the presiding official for the
  • Saying good bye after 35 years of service

    Thirty-five years ago, Chief Master Sgt. Mark started his journey in the Air Force.It all began when Mark was nineteen years old and was clueless as to what he wanted to do with his life. He made the decision to enlist in the active-duty component of the Air Force. By the luck of the draw, Mark got the opportunity to be stationed in Germany as an
  • 174th Attack Wing Welcomes New Commander

    After more than four years of service as the 174th Attack Wing (ATKW) commander, Col. Greg Semmel relinquished command of the wing to Col. Michael Smith during a change of command ceremony held at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, April 3.During this traditional military change of command ceremony, Semmel transferred the wing's colors to Maj.
  • Historic First for the 174th Attack Wing

    Among an audience of family, friends and colleagues Lt. Col. Michele L. Kilgore, was promoted to Colonel during a ceremony held at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Sunday, April 3."This is an historic moment," said Col. Michael Smith, the 174th Attack Wing (ATKW) commander. "She is the first female at the 174th ATKW to be promoted to
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