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  • 174TH Fighter Wing says goodbye to F-16s

    The 174th Fighter Wing said goodbye Tuesday, October 14, to two F-16 fighter jets as they left Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, NY to go off to their new home at Edwards Air Force Base, California. "It is a bittersweet day for the 174th Fighter Wing. We are sad to see the first departures of the F-16 fighter jets that we have loved
  • 30-Day Annual Training Limitation

    Starting in fiscal year 2009, no member of the ANG will be permitted to perform more than 30 days of Annual Training per fiscal year.  Rarely does any unit member have the opportunity or capacity to perform more than 15 days of Annual Training as it is, but in some cases we seem to have a ready, willing, able, and available guardsman that matches
  • 174th Makes Preparations for Reaper

    Members of the 174th Fighter Wing here are now preparing for a major change: the conversion from the F-16 Fighting Falcon to the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. The 174th Fighter Wing is the first Air National Guard unit in the country to be converting to the MQ-9 Reaper. The unit is making the transition starting this fall and is expected to
  • New York Veterans Get 98% of Tuition Paid

    Eligible veterans can receive 98% of tuition or $4,287.50, whichever is less, for full time study at the State University of New York. Veterans are eligible if they are New York State residents discharged under honorable conditions and who have met one of the following conditions: -Vietnam Veterans who served in Indochina between February 28, 1961
  • 174th Fighter Wing member participates in 9/11 ceremonies

    Members of the 174th Fighter Wing participated in local ceremonies in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks.Please click on the link below for related stories.http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2008/09/another_911_anniversary_in_cny.html
  • 174th Fighter Wing Celebrates Family Day

    Friends and relatives of 174th Fighter Wing members came out to celebrate Family Day Sept. 7, 2008. Family day is an annual event which allows Airmen to show their loved ones around base and provides an enjoyable and entertaining opportunity to thank them for their support. Visitors had a chance to experience an obstacle course, Tug-of-War, Ball
  • Walking by faith

    Greetings to all Air National Guard members and their families. It is my sincere hope and prayer for everyone that as we continue in the year of 2008, you will also receive the Lord's blessings and remember the source of our great prosperity in America with grateful hearts. As the Lord continues to be faithful to us, I recall a Bible scripture
  • Citibank Government Travel Card Arrives Next Week

    New Government Travel Cards will be arriving at your mailing address next week. The new travel card contractor is Citibank after Bank of America held the contract for 10 years. The Citibank cards will be mailed to New York addressees the week of 8 September. Being ready and aware of the new GTC is critical to individual personal readiness and
  • 152nd AOG welcomes newest Chief

    The 152nd Air Operations Group welcomed its newest Chief Master Sergeant in a promotion ceremony July 12 at Hancock Field. Chief Master Sgt. John "Jack" Baxter earned his E-9 stripes after 23 years serving with the New York Air National Guard, 13 years as a civilian, and 4 years of Air Force active duty. He began with the Guard in 1985 as a
  • Eagle Service Project

    In June, Michael Pizzarri, age 16, a second-year participant in Hancock Field's Exploring Program and member of Scout Troop 220, performed his Eagle Service Project on Hancock Field by planting 230 shrubs around the Building 174 cooling pond. The project aims to mitigate goose populating the pond, consequently reducing hazard to flight. As the
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