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  • Master Sgt. Vic Francis Receives $2,500 Award

    On January 7, 2011, a member of the 174th Fighter Wing received $2,500 from the Department of Defense for making a suggestion that saved the military money.The award was given to Master Sgt. Victor Francis, a metals technician with the 174th Fighter Wing's Maintenance Group. The suggestion originated during a "Val/Ver" conducted last year. A
  • Coming Back Home

    Mr. Michael A. Pettinelli II was recently hired as the Director of Psychological Health for the 174th Fighter Wing as part of the Air National Guard Psychological Health Program. This program was designed in response to a recommendation by the Department of Defense Mental Health Task force to advocate, promote and guide Air National Guard members
  • Holiday Recycling Tips

    GIFT WRAPPING TIPSGreat Ideas for gift wrapping alternatives · Scarves, handkerchiefs, bandannas. · Old posters and maps. · Pages from a child's coloring book taped together. · Newspapers (foreign newspapers are great!). · Last year's holiday paper (press with warm iron if wrinkled). · Home-sewn cloth bags. · Sunday comic pages. · A present in a
  • The Year in Review: Looking Back on 2010 at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base

    There is an old adage that goes "The more things change the more they stay the same" and nowhere is that more apparent than on Hancock Field Air National Guard Base."As we approach the holiday season and a new year, I am not only amazed how quickly this year flew by but more impressed with the sheer number of incredible accomplishments earned by
  • Family Readiness 5K Run

    On October 9, 2010, the Willow Bay shelter at Onondaga Lake Park was the site of the 1st Annual Hancock Field Family Readiness Program 5K Run.A total of 206 runners and walkers, some pre-registered, others registered on-site, supported the efforts of the unit, its members and family members. Runners/walkers included Col. Kevin Bradley, commander of
  • Plane Dedicated to Base Air Park

    The first of many planes to be displayed in the newly-established Hancock Field Air Park was dedicated during a brief commander's call in the main hangar on September 12, as the unit and family members looked on.The names of Brig Gen (Ret) Curtis Irwin, former 174th Fighter Wing commander, and SMSgt (ret) Charles Poehlman, former crew chief, were
  • October is Energy Awareness Month

    October is Energy Awareness Month. Please keep in mind as we move forward to reducing our environmental foot print in the U.S. that energy conservation and usage is at the utmost importance. Listed below are some tips on how to conserve energy in the workplace:1. Replace incandescent lights with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) for desk lamps and
  • Capt. Gary Richardson Receives National EO Award

    On September 2, 2010, Capt. Gary Richardson of the 174th Fighter Wing received the Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer of the Year Award at the Annual National Guard EO Conference in Garden Grove, California attended by over 300 people. This was the first time anyone from New York State has received this award."I am truly honored to receive this award
  • Hancock Field Member Places in the President's 100

    A member of the 174th Fighter Wing placed in the top 100 at the President's 100 match, for this shooter of the Hancock Field Combat Rifle Team winning in competition has become a recurring theme.Technical Sgt. Chris Ashley placed in the top 100 of the President's 100 award; he finished with a score of 287-8, which put him in 86th place out of more
  • Hancock Field Family Day 2010

    How fitting that the day after September 11th wing members along with their family and friends gathered at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base for the yearly Family Day celebration.On September 11th 2001 our country was attacked and the operational tempo placed on the military, specifically on the Air National Guard and the 174th Fighter Wing has