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  • Hancock Field Airmen win multiple State-level awards

    Three Airmen from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, NY were recently recognized for their outstanding achievements on and off base by being selected as "Airmen of the Year" for New York State.Every year bases from across the State have the opportunity to submit up to six members to be recognized as one of the six Airman of the Year
  • 174th Attack Wing Security Forces Return from Afghanistan

    Thirty personnel from the 174th Attack Wing's Security Forces Squadron (SFS) returned home recently to Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, New York after a successful six-month deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The deployment was the fourth overseas mission for the 174th SFS since 2005. The primary mission of the 174th
  • 174th Attack Wing First in Northeast to Get Mobile Emergency Operations Center

    The 174th Attack Wing introduced its new, state-of-the-art Mobile Emergency Operations Center (MEOC) during its January unit training assembly. The MEOC will be used to provide command and control capabilities for emergency responders during natural disasters and is the first such emergency center to be assigned in the Northeast."We are excited
  • Five Years of Combat and Counting

    Perhaps no other unit demonstrates our citizen soldiers' dedication to the war effort and highlights the Air National Guard's incredible experience level more than the 45th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron (ESOS). For 64 straight months the 45th ESOS, which includes Airmen from the 174th Attack Wing, Syracuse, New York, has continuously
  • Hancock Field Officer To Compete on Wheel of Fortune

    Lt. Col. Doug Daeffler stationed here with the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron will make his national television debut, along with his wife Joan, as "Wheel of Fortune" contestants on November 12 during "Military Families Week."Daeffler, a 28-year military veteran, currently serves as an Air Liaison Officer with the New York Air National
  • 174th Attack Wing Continues Hurricane Sandy Relief

    Over one hundred members of Hancock Field Air National Guard Base have volunteered to deploy to aid in the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts since being activated on October 29, 2012, with another roughly one hundred personnel coordinating efforts at home station in Syracuse. The personnel have been working in five main operating teams:Emergency
  • Hancock Field Deploys to Support Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

    One hundred forty members of the 174th Attack Wing of the New York Air National Guard have deployed to New York City and Long Island to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.  The Guardsmen are expected to be gone for seven to 10 days. "Seeing the tunnels flooding and the water coming out of those subways, it's amazing. Seeing the streets of New
  • 174th Attack Wing Receives "Excellent" Inspection Ratings

    After six days of scrutiny by 64 inspectors from the U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command (ACC) and 33 inspectors from the National Guard Bureau, the 174th Attack Wing passed its Compliance Inspection (CI) and Logistics Compliance Assessment Program (LCAP) inspections, both of which focus on processes and documentation, with overall "Excellent"
  • Electronic payments required for TRICARE Reserve Select and Retired

    To avoid losing coverage, Hancock Field beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS) or TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) who pay monthly premiums by check need to switch to an electronic form of payment before Jan. 1, 2013.Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit
  • Mock MQ-9 Cockpit Featured at 174th Fighter Wing Display at New York State Fair

    For the first time ever, the public will have the opportunity to fly simulated training missions in a MQ-9 Reaper cockpit as part of Hancock Field Air National Guard Base's extensive military exhibit at the 2012 New York State Fair.The New York Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Wing will display a mock-up of the ground-based cockpits that National
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