SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq -- Col. Fred Cheney (left) the 447th Air Expeditionary Group commander, passes the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's guide on to New York Air National Guardsman Lt. Col. Carey Merritt, the 447 ECES commander, during a change of command ceremony held on May 10. Merritt is deployed from the 174th Mission Support Group, New York Air National Guard, where he commands the 174th's Civil Engineering Squadron.
Sather Air Base, located alongside Baghdad International Airport is named after Staff Sgt. SCott Sather, the first Airman to die during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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NY National Guard In the News
Watertown Times -- Mon, 29 Jun 2015 Fort Drum soldiers aid combined National Guard training exercise FORT DRUM -- Soldiers from the post helped raise the difficulty and realism for National Guard troops during a recent exercise with units from several states.
Washington Times -- Sun, 28 Jun 2015 Medal of Honor recipient’s story finally comes to light NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - It’s time to set the record straight for Sgt. Henry Johnson.
Democrat and Chronicle -- Sun, 28 Jun 2015 Hilkert takes command of aviation regiment For roughly the next two years, Capt. Kenneth Hilkert won’t have too many opportunities to kick up his feet and relax.