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  • Hancock Field welcomes Congressman Maffei

    U.S. Representative Dan Maffei, representing New York's 24th District which includes Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, visited here on Saturday May 4, 2013 to receive a mission update and to meet with Airman across the 174th Attack Wing.  During his tour, Congressman Maffei toured the 152 Air Operations Group, the 274th Air Support Operations
  • Hancock Field receives NYSERDA rebate for energy conservation

    Members of the 174th Attack Wing's Civil Engineering Squadron recently received a rebate check for energy conservation."It started as a work project to save money on monthly bills," said Staff Sgt. Joshua Fuqua, Engineering Assistant for the 174th Civil Engineering Squadron. "We retrofitted three buildings here on base with new lighting."The
  • Hancock Field Airman appointed chair of Red Cross Armed Forces committee at SUNY Cortland

    New York Air National Guard Senior Airman Zach Taillie, Emergency Action Controller with the 174th Attack Wing, was recently selected as the chair of the Armed Forces Committee for the SUNY Cortland American Red Cross Club.Taillie was asked to join the club by his friend Crystal Russell, who is the president of the club.Taillie, an exercise science
  • Hancock Field welcomes its newest Commander

    New York Air National Guard Colonel Michael Comella assumed command of the 152nd Air Operations Group (AOG) from Colonel Mark Murphy during a formal ceremony held here on April 6, 2013. Col. Comella is a Traditional Guardsmen who works full-time at Cornell University in the Intellectual Property Management department.  He brings a wealth of
  • Syracuse Crunch Hockey Players Visit MEPS on Hancock Field

    Two members of the Syracuse Crunch professional hockey team recently visited the Syracuse Military Entrance Processing Station here to witness local young men and women as they took the oath of enlistment for the Armed Forces. The event provided an opportunity for the players to witness the enlistment oath ceremony and meet with the new service
  • 174th Attack Wing Surpasses 1,000 Flying Hour Mark for Local MQ-9 Operations

    The 174th Attack Wing reached a major milestone in its local MQ-9 Reaper flight operations in March 2013 by completing 1,000 flying hours."It's a great accomplishment," said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Shearer of the Maintenance Operations Flight. "Some people thought we would never fly because of the weather here."The 174th Attack Wing has flown MQ-9s
  • New York Air Guard Commander visits Hancock Field to present award to Lt. Col. Ed Cook

    Maj. Gen. Verle L. Johnston, New York Air National Guard Commander, visited here on March 3, 2013 to present Lt. Col. Edward W. Cook Jr., Commander of the 174th Attack Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron, with the Colonel Governour Morris Citizen Soldier Award and to participate in a base-wide commander's call.The Colonel Governour Morris Citizen
  • Hancock Field Airman and son rescue neighbors from burning house

    Tech. Sgt. Brian Matthews, a member of the 174th Attack Wing's Communication Squadron Quality Assurance team, along with his son helped rescue neighbors trapped in a burning building February 13, 2013 in his hometown of Clay, New York."It was around 9:30 p.m. and my wife and I were walking our dog when we noticed a beeping sound," said Matthews.
  • Master Sgt. Sonja Williams takes over as 174th Attack Wing Human Resource Advisor

    The New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing recently welcomed Master Sgt. Sonja Williams to her new position as the Human Resource Advisor (HRA) here."I'm very excited about this new position," said Williams. "I get to go around and inform people on base as well as in the community. I'm a people person, so I'm looking forward to what's
  • 274th ASOS Chief Gaulke retires but stays close

    The 274th Air Support Operations Squadron said farewell to Chief Master Sgt. Brian Gaulke during a retirement ceremony held here on February 2, 2013. Gaulke was joined by family and friends as he celebrated over 24 years of service in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard.Gaulke joined the active duty Air Force in 1988, one year after