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  • "Unsung Hero" award given to Director of Staff at the 174th Fighter Wing

    On January 16, Lt. Col. MaryJo Timpano was recognized by Syracuse University as an "Unsung Hero", in the community adult category for her tireless efforts in helping those who are in need at Hancock Field and throughout the Syracuse community. Lt. Col. Timpano serves as the Director of Staff and Wing Executive Officer for the 174th Fighter Wing and
  • Hancock Field Outstanding Airmen Recognized

    Five Airmen from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base were recently recognized for their outstanding achievements on and off base by being nominated for the Airman of The Year Award."This is a great accomplishment, a great group of people and it's nice to be able to recognize them" said 174th Fighter Wing Command Chief, Chief Master Sergeant
  • A Reading List for Black History Month

    As described in History.com, "Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S.
  • Hancock Field Opens First ANG Joint Health and Wellness Center

    The first-of-its-kind Joint Deployment Health and Wellness Center (J-HAWC) opened here recently with great fanfare, including a visit by U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25).Like other military installations, Hancock Field Air National Guard Base has no shortage of support services to assist its airmen and soldiers. But until recently,
  • 174th Fighter Wing has multiple "Firsts" in NY State and ANG History

    When you do something first people will remember you for a long time, do something unique and you will be emblazed into history forever.George Washington became the first President of the United in 1789. The Boston Americans won the first modern World Series in 1903 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on
  • 174th Fighter Wing Maintenance Personnel "Writing" the Book on U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Maintenance Procedures

    Since Hancock Field Air National Guard Base converted from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the MQ-9 Reaper, the flight line has become more silent and there has been a noticeable reduction in the level of aircraft maintenance activity on the base.However, that all began to change recently as the unit commenced MQ-9 flying operations at Wheeler-Sack
  • Columbia College to stay at Hancock Field

    Columbia College has become a fixture at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, however this affiliation came dangerously close to coming to an end this past year, fortunately all parties involved were able to come to an agreement."Fortunately Columbia College was able to sign a new lease agreement that runs through November 30, 2014, working with
  • Col. Harvey Van Wie Retires after 41 Years

    The 174th Fighter Wing said farewell to Col. Harvey M. Van Wie Jr. during a retirement ceremony held here on November 5, 2011. Colonel Van Wie was joined by family and friends as he celebrated 41 years of service in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard.Col. Van Wie completed a distinguished military career as Special Projects Officer
  • 174th Fighter Wing Vintage Aircraft Get Ready for Display

    Through the years many people have come and gone through the gates of Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, NY, and in the backdrop were the changing aircraft reflecting U.S. air power at that particular point in history. The 174th Fighter Wing has employed 10 different aircraft since its formation in 1947 (including the MQ-9 and RC-26
  • 274th ASOS Branches Out

    Hancock Field's 274th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) recently participated in a demanding five-day exercise at Ft. Drum to hone their close air support (CAS) command, control and coordination skills. The exercise included Army and Marine units, making it the first time that the three branches participated in a joint combat control exercise