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CONTACT: Major Jeff Brown at 315-663-8734
FOR RELEASE: Saturday, Mar 06, 2010

Press Invited To Final Fly-off Of F-16s From Syracuse Air Base

Media Advisory

HANCOCK FIELD AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, SYRACUSE, NY (03/05/2010)-- Members of the press are invited to witness the fly-off of the last two F-16s from the 174th Fighter Wing during a ceremony set for Saturday March 6 at 2 pm. Who: 174th Fighter Wing, Hancock Field, Syracuse What: Observe ceremony commemorating the final departure of F-16s from Hancock Field, including a short aerial demonstration and fly-off by Wing Commander Col. Kevin Bradley and Lt. Col. Dan Tester of the last two F-16s from the base. Why: The 174th Fighter Wing is concluding its F-16 operations on March 6, 2010 after 22 years when the final two F-16s will fly off from Hancock Field. A formal ceremony is being held at 2 pm on March 6 to commemorate that event. Col. Charles Dorsey, Vice Wing Commander, will be available for interviews to discuss the Wing's F-16 mission. When: Saturday, March 6, 2010 - Arrive at base NLT 1:30 pm Where: 174th Fighter Wing, 6001 E. Molloy Road, DeWitt (use Thompson Road gate) Coverage Opportunities: Media members will be able to observe a formal Wing formation and ceremony commemorating the history of the F-16 with the 174th Fighter Wing. There will be opportunities for imagery and video of the final two F-16s taxiing past the Wing's historic aircraft and performing a short aerial demonstration before flying off the base for the last time. Contact: If you plan on attending this event, please contact Major Jeff Brown at 663-8734 and provide the names of all media representatives who will be coming onto the base.

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