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  • The Year in Review: Looking Back on 2010 at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base

    There is an old adage that goes "The more things change the more they stay the same" and nowhere is that more apparent than on Hancock Field Air National Guard Base."As we approach the holiday season and a new year, I am not only amazed how quickly this year flew by but more impressed with the sheer number of incredible accomplishments earned by
  • Chaplain Retires from 174th Fighter Wing

    The 174th Fighter Wing said farewell to one of its chaplains during a retirement ceremony in the wing conference room on October 1, 2010.Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Douglas Decker, 174th Fighter Wing Chaplain, retired after more than 24 years of service. Col. Kevin Bradley, commander of the 174th, presided over the ceremony, which was attended by many unit
  • Family Readiness 5K Run

    On October 9, 2010, the Willow Bay shelter at Onondaga Lake Park was the site of the 1st Annual Hancock Field Family Readiness Program 5K Run.A total of 206 runners and walkers, some pre-registered, others registered on-site, supported the efforts of the unit, its members and family members. Runners/walkers included Col. Kevin Bradley, commander of
  • Plane Dedicated to Base Air Park

    The first of many planes to be displayed in the newly-established Hancock Field Air Park was dedicated during a brief commander's call in the main hangar on September 12, as the unit and family members looked on.The names of Brig Gen (Ret) Curtis Irwin, former 174th Fighter Wing commander, and SMSgt (ret) Charles Poehlman, former crew chief, were
  • October is Energy Awareness Month

    October is Energy Awareness Month. Please keep in mind as we move forward to reducing our environmental foot print in the U.S. that energy conservation and usage is at the utmost importance. Listed below are some tips on how to conserve energy in the workplace:1. Replace incandescent lights with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) for desk lamps and
  • Capt. Gary Richardson Receives National EO Award

    On September 2, 2010, Capt. Gary Richardson of the 174th Fighter Wing received the Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer of the Year Award at the Annual National Guard EO Conference in Garden Grove, California attended by over 300 people. This was the first time anyone from New York State has received this award."I am truly honored to receive this award
  • Hancock Field Member Places in the President's 100

    A member of the 174th Fighter Wing placed in the top 100 at the President's 100 match, for this shooter of the Hancock Field Combat Rifle Team winning in competition has become a recurring theme.Technical Sgt. Chris Ashley placed in the top 100 of the President's 100 award; he finished with a score of 287-8, which put him in 86th place out of more
  • Hancock Field Family Day 2010

    How fitting that the day after September 11th wing members along with their family and friends gathered at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base for the yearly Family Day celebration.On September 11th 2001 our country was attacked and the operational tempo placed on the military, specifically on the Air National Guard and the 174th Fighter Wing has
  • Two Members of 274th ASOS Receive Bronze Star Medal

    On August 14, 2010, two members of the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron received a Bronze Star Medal during a brief ceremony in the 174th Fighter Wing Conference Room as family and Hancock Field unit members watched.The medals were presented to Technical Sgt.'s Cole P. Shebat and Patrick, both Joint Terminal Air Controllers (JTACs), by 274th
  • Hancock Field Firing Team Continued Success at 2010 TAG Match

    During the weekend of April 17th the Hancock Field Combat Team made their annual trek to the Adjutant General Combat match held at Camp Smith, Peekskill, NY.The Hancock Field Combat Team consisted of two veterans; Master Sgt. Paul Cowen and Technical Sgt. Chris Ashley along with two rookies; Senior Airman Andrew Lafave and Senior Airman Tonya Ward,
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