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  • 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
  • 174th Attack Wing's Richardson Selected to Become ANG Service Liaison Officer

    The 174th Attack Wing will be saying farewell to one of its members in April as he begins a new chapter in his career.Major Gary Richardson, Equal Opportunity Director for the 174th Attack Wing, will become the service liaison officer for the Air National Guard component at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force
  • 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