An F-16C assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 174th Fighter Wing vaults into the sky from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse early on the morning of June 10.
The Air Guard Fighting Falcons are bound for Iraq where they will be stationed in support of ground troops. This is the last rotation with F-16s for the 174th Fighter Wing. The unit will transition to the unmanned MQ-9 Reaper attack aircraft when they return from the deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
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Washington Post -- Tue, 12 Dec 2017 Clarence Beavers, pioneering black paratrooper and smoke jumper, dies at 96 Clarence Beavers, the last surviving member of Americas first black parachute unit, a World War II test platoon that went on to battle fires caused by Japanese bombs and paved the way for... (more)
Daily Gazette -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Ballston Spa woman named to top Air National Guard position Command Chief Master Sgt. Amy Giaquinto, of Ballston Spa, is the first woman and the first Air National Guard member to serve as the top enlisted adviser to the Adjutant General of New York.... (more)
DemRochester Democrat and Chronicle -- Mon, 11 Dec 2017 Army Guard member Joseph Nelk of Pittsford dies in Ukraine A 21-year-old New York Army National Guard member who deployed to Ukraine as part of the 7th Army Training Command's Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine died on Sunday.