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    Who is eligible? Youth from military families who are 11-14 years old Location and dates: 4-H Camp Wabasso, Redwood - 5pm Friday, June 5th to 11 am Sunday June 7th Location and dates: 4-H Camp Bristol Hills, Canandaigua - 5 pm Friday Sept 18th to 11 am Sunday, Sept 20th Why should your child attend? Make new friends, team building activities, great
  • Official Explains Proposed Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability Rules

    With the Department of Veterans Affairs ready to begin accepting sign-ups for the Post-9/11 GI Bill May 1, the Defense Department is working to get word out on its proposed policy regarding the bill's transferability provisions to help servicemembers decide if the new benefit is right for them. Bob Clark, the Pentagon's assistant director for
  • Take Your Daughter and Sons to Work Day

    On April 23rd, the 174th Fighter Wing Family Program Office hosted a "Take Your Daughter and Sons to Work Day" event. Twenty-six children of full-time members of the 174th Fighter Wing were in attendance. "This is our fourth year of hosting a "Take our Daughters and Sons To Work" Day at Hancock Field. Each year the children look forward to coming
  • VA Launches Returning Home Website

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new "Returning Veterans" website to welcome home veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts with a website that focuses on their needs and questions. The website will feature videos, veteran stories, information on benefits, and a blog where former military personnel are encouraged to post
  • 174th Fighter Wing helps open the "New" Yankee Stadium

    Four F-16 C Fighting Falcons from the 174th Fighter Wing marked the first ball game ever played in the new Yankee Stadium, as the Yankees held their season opener on Thursday, April 16. The F-16s took off at approximately 12:15 pm from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base on their fly-by mission for the opening of the "New" Yankee Stadium. "We are
  • Operation Purple Camp

    These free, week-long, overnight camps are open to all military children ages 7-17. The program aims to help military kids experience carefree fun while also learning coping skills to deal with deployment-related stress and fostering relationships with other children who know what they are going through. Operation Purple camp allows kids to gain
  • Understanding Recovery

    For most survivors, a sexual assault, particularly rape or sodomy, is probably the most traumatic event to ever touch their life. How you react and recover will be dependent upon many factors including the relationship with the perpetrator, the level of violence and duration of the attack, other life-crisis experiences, a support system,
  • DOD officials kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with campaign, Web site

    As part of a nationwide observance this month to raise awareness about one of the country's most under-reported crimes, Defense Department officials launched a new Web site and campaign April 3 that give military members fresh initiatives and new teaching methods to prevent sexual assault, the department's top prevention expert said. "Sexual
  • 174th Firemen Learn by Experience

    The sound of the hydraulic pump did not cover the crunching of metal as the firefighters used the Jaws of Life to practice an emergency extraction by taking a door off a car. The 174th Fighter Wing Air National Guard firefighters here used the Jaws of Life to break a car apart as a simulation and training device to practice vehicle
  • NY State Human Resource Advisor Visits

    The New York State Air National Guard Human Resource Advisor (HRA) , Chief Master Sgt. Charles U. Fernandez, visited Hancock Field here and conducted diversity training and awareness for the 174th fighter wing on April 4, 2009. Hernandez met with the 174th Fighter Wing Commander, Col. Kevin W. Bradley and the 174th command chief who both embrace