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  • Maj. Matt Dougherty Assumes Command

    Maj. Matthew J. Dougherty assumed command of the 174th Fighter Wing Maintenance Squadron during a recent ceremony at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, New York. He previously served as Executive Officer and Maintenance Operations Officer for the 174th."We're fortunate to have an officer of the caliber and diverse background as Maj.
  • Hancock Field Members Conduct Earth Day Cleanup

    New York Air National Guardsmen cleaned up roads around Hancock Field Air National Guard base to mark the annual Earth Day observance on Friday, April 20.The approximately 25 volunteers spent the morning picking up trash from the corner of East Molloy and Thompson Roads west past the Armed Forces Reserve Training Center and from East Molloy and
  • Lt. Col. Edward Cook Receives Bronze Star

    On March 31, 2012, Lt. Col. Edward W. Cook Jr., Commander of the 174th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS), received the Bronze Star medal during a ceremony held at Hancock Field as family and Hancock Field unit members looked on."It's good to be back home. I 'm eager to get back to work", said Lt. Col. Cook during the ceremony. He
  • Back in the swing of things

    Hancock Field Air National Guard Base donned chemical gear and conducted an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) for the first time in three years on March 31, 2012.  An Operational Readiness Inspection is conducted to assess a unit's ability to deploy at a given time, and an ORE is the first step towards that evaluation. Although every Airman on
  • ANG's First MQ-9 Schoolhouse Graduates Students

    Recently the New York Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Wing graduated the first four active duty aircrew members from its newly formed MQ-9 Reaper Formal Training Unit (FTU). The MQ-9 aircrew training mission is the latest in many that the Syracuse unit has been tasked with over its 65 years of existence. New York was home to the first National
  • 174th Director of Psychological Health Receives Recognition

    The 174th Fighter Wing's Director of Psychological Health (WDPH), Mike Pettinelli, was recently recognized for his work during the annual Air National Guard (ANG) Psychological Health Professionals conference at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, TN.Mr. Pettinelli was presented with a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement for
  • Col. Kevin Bradley Bids Farewell

    After 20 years of distinguished service to the 174th Fighter Wing, including the last four as Wing Commander, Col. Kevin W. Bradley on 4 March 2012 relinquished command of the unit and was promoted to Director of Operations in the New York Air National Guard Headquarters, Latham, NY."It has been my honor to lead Hancock Field for the past four
  • New York State Air Surgeon Retires

    On Sunday the 4th of March a retirement ceremony was held at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base for the State Air Surgeon for Joint Force Headquarters New York Air National Guard, Col. Reid T. Muller.Col. Kevin Bradley 174th Fighter Wing Commander served as the official for the retirement ceremony with Col. (Ret.) Muller's family, friends,
  • Scholarships, Grants and More for Guardsmen

    There are numerous programs available to benefit the men and women who serve in the Air and Army National Guard. However, it is often difficult for Guardsmen to keep apprised of all these programs.  But there is a solution!The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) provides a one-stop-shop for Guard benefits
  • Col. Greg Semmel Selected to Become New Commander of 174th Fighter Wing

    Col. Greg A. Semmel, a member of the 174th Fighter Wing since 2000 and a Jamesville resident, has been named the new commander of the 174th Fighter Wing.Semmel takes command of the wing from Col. Kevin W. Bradley on March 4. Bradley is being reassigned to New York Air National Guard headquarters in Latham.Semmel has served as the Assistant Vice