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  • 174th Fighter Wing Gets New Maintenance Group Commander

    On August 11 2012, Hancock Field Air National Guard Base hosted a change-of-command ceremony of the 174th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group continuing the change that has enveloped the unit during its illustrious history, while always maintaining that "Syracuse Standard".Col. Greg Semmel officiated the formal ceremony of the 174FW Maintenance Group
  • Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Participates in MARE Exercise

    It is early Saturday morning. As you approach Syracuse Hancock International Airport you see smoke coming from the shell of an aircraft. Next you notice fire trucks and emergency response vehicles of all shapes and sizes. You wonder what happened and hope everyone is safe.Fortunately, everyone is safe because this response, on an old unused runway,
  • Col. Charles "Spider" Dorsey Retires

    On 2 August 2012, Col Charles ("Spider") Dorsey, 174th Fighter Wing Vice Commander, retired from military service during a formal ceremony held at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, New York. Col Dorsey is a Command Pilot and Senior Maintenance Officer with over 29 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and New York Air National
  • 174th Fighter Wing Becoming 174th Attack Wing

    The New York Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Wing will become the 174th Attack Wing on Sept. 9, 2012.The new name for the historic unit reflects the change of mission from flying fighter aircraft to operating the MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft, which the wing has done since December 2009.The new designation was requested by unit leadership
  • 274th Air Support Operations Squadron Conducts First-Ever Joint Maritime Exercise

    Tactical Air Control Party Members (TACP) and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) from the 274th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS) from Syracuse, New York participated in a first-of-its-kind Joint Maritime Operations exercise on 18-20 June 2012 on Lake Ontario in conjunction with members from the 152nd Air Operations Group (AOG), the
  • Hancock Field Dedicates Street In Honor of Chief Robert Chamberlain

    A dedication ceremony was recently held at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, New York during which a street was named in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Robert C. Chamberlain.Family, friends, colleagues from both the military and civilian worlds witnessed the unveiling of "Chief Chamberlain Drive", named in honor of his 32 years
  • Flight surgeon leaves 174th, moves to southwest

    Lt. Col. (Dr.) LaLainia Secreti, flight surgeon at the 174th Medical Group, is leaving the Syracuse area to join her new husband and new unit in New Mexico.Dr. Secreti was doing her required internship at Wilson Memorial in Johnson City, NY when she was recruited by personnel at Langley AFB, VA. After leaving Active Duty service in June 2001, she
  • Lt. Col. MaryJo Timpano Says Goodbye

    On May 6, 2012, Lt. Col. MaryJo Timpano formally retired from the United States Air Force in a ceremony officiated by Col. Charles Dorsey, 174th Fighter Wing Vice Commander at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, NY. Lt. Colonel Timpano served as the Director of Staff and Wing Executive Officer for the 174 FW and greatly aided the
  • Maj. Chris Deyo Takes Command at Hancock Field

    On April 1, 2012, an assumption of command ceremony took place at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base as Capt. (now Maj.) Chris Deyo assumed command of the 174th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron. Col. Earl Evans, 174th FW Support Group Commander, handed over the guidon to Capt. Deyo signifying the assumption of command by Capt. Deyo of the
  • 222d Welcomes Second Commander

    A change of command ceremony for the 222nd Command and Control Squadron took place at Rome Labs on Friday, May 2012.Friends and family members, military and civilians watched as Col Greg Semmel, 174th Fighter Wing commander, officiated the ceremony in which Col. Timothy Lunderman, the first 222 CACS commander, passed the reigns of control over to