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  • 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
  • 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