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  • 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
  • Maj. Matt Dougherty Assumes Command

    Maj. Matthew J. Dougherty assumed command of the 174th Fighter Wing Maintenance Squadron during a recent ceremony at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, Syracuse, New York. He previously served as Executive Officer and Maintenance Operations Officer for the 174th."We're fortunate to have an officer of the caliber and diverse background as Maj.
  • Hancock Field Members Conduct Earth Day Cleanup

    New York Air National Guardsmen cleaned up roads around Hancock Field Air National Guard base to mark the annual Earth Day observance on Friday, April 20.The approximately 25 volunteers spent the morning picking up trash from the corner of East Molloy and Thompson Roads west past the Armed Forces Reserve Training Center and from East Molloy and
  • Lt. Col. Edward Cook Receives Bronze Star

    On March 31, 2012, Lt. Col. Edward W. Cook Jr., Commander of the 174th Fighter Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS), received the Bronze Star medal during a ceremony held at Hancock Field as family and Hancock Field unit members looked on."It's good to be back home. I 'm eager to get back to work", said Lt. Col. Cook during the ceremony. He
  • Back in the swing of things

    Hancock Field Air National Guard Base donned chemical gear and conducted an Operational Readiness Exercise (ORE) for the first time in three years on March 31, 2012.  An Operational Readiness Inspection is conducted to assess a unit's ability to deploy at a given time, and an ORE is the first step towards that evaluation. Although every Airman on
  • ANG's First MQ-9 Schoolhouse Graduates Students

    Recently the New York Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Wing graduated the first four active duty aircrew members from its newly formed MQ-9 Reaper Formal Training Unit (FTU). The MQ-9 aircrew training mission is the latest in many that the Syracuse unit has been tasked with over its 65 years of existence. New York was home to the first National
  • 174th Director of Psychological Health Receives Recognition

    The 174th Fighter Wing's Director of Psychological Health (WDPH), Mike Pettinelli, was recently recognized for his work during the annual Air National Guard (ANG) Psychological Health Professionals conference at McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base in Knoxville, TN.Mr. Pettinelli was presented with a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement for