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  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day - May 6, 2011

    May 6, 2011 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It is a day that is set aside each year to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of military spouses. In 1984, then President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother's Day to be designated as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Since then, each President and senior military
  • Women's History Month Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Takeya A. Williams

    March is Women's History Month and with that we will focus on one of our female members here at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Staff Sgt. Takeya A. Williams who serves at the 174th Fighter Wing within the Force Support Squadron.Staff Sgt. Williams graduated from Carthage Central High School in 2002 and attended the State University at
  • 174FW Mission Support Group Change of Command

    On Saturday the 5th of March a Change of Command ceremony at the 174th Fighter Wing took place marking the passing of command for the 174th FW Mission Support Group.Col. Kevin W. Bradley 174th FW Commander officiated the Change of Command Ceremony that transferred command from Col. Harvey M. Van Wie, Jr. to Lt. Col. Earl A. Evans."Col. Van Wie has
  • Start of the Tour Season

    The normal tour season at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base runs every year from April through October during the year, normally during weekends when the unit is assembled. Tours on the base are used to bring awareness to the community by highlighting the different areas and functions of all the units located on the base.A tour, which lasts
  • Black History Month Spotlight: Senior Master Sgt. Leon A. Saddler

    Senior Master Sgt. Leon A. Saddler is the Human Resource Advisor for the 174th Fighter Wing, Syracuse, NY a position he has held since 2009. Senior Master Sgt. Saddler is responsible for advising the command leadership on issues leading to the enhancement of the organization's culture; promoting opportunities for all Air National Guard members to
  • Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. (Col.) Wenzell E. Carter, Jr.

    Dr. (Col.) Wenzell E. Carter, Jr. has been the Commander of the 174th Fighter Wing Medical Group since 2007. He attended Northwestern High School, Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated in 1971. He continued his education by attending Morgan State University earning his degree in 1975 and then moving on to the University of Maryland Baltimore College
  • Master Sgt. Vic Francis Receives $2,500 Award

    On January 7, 2011, a member of the 174th Fighter Wing received $2,500 from the Department of Defense for making a suggestion that saved the military money.The award was given to Master Sgt. Victor Francis, a metals technician with the 174th Fighter Wing's Maintenance Group. The suggestion originated during a "Val/Ver" conducted last year. A
  • Hometown Heroes Salute to Hancock Field Members and Their Families

    Awards for the Air National Guard Hometown Heroes Salute were given to 44 members of Hancock Field and their families during the ceremony held at the Maplewood Inn on January 9, 2011.This was the second ceremony to be held by Hancock Field. The award recipients deployed in support of various operations during Fiscal Year 2010, which covers from
  • Coming Back Home

    Mr. Michael A. Pettinelli II was recently hired as the Director of Psychological Health for the 174th Fighter Wing as part of the Air National Guard Psychological Health Program. This program was designed in response to a recommendation by the Department of Defense Mental Health Task force to advocate, promote and guide Air National Guard members
  • Holiday Recycling Tips

    GIFT WRAPPING TIPSGreat Ideas for gift wrapping alternatives · Scarves, handkerchiefs, bandannas. · Old posters and maps. · Pages from a child's coloring book taped together. · Newspapers (foreign newspapers are great!). · Last year's holiday paper (press with warm iron if wrinkled). · Home-sewn cloth bags. · Sunday comic pages. · A present in a