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  • Col. Dawne Deskins Named New Commander

    New York Air National Guard Col. Dawne Deskins, an Air Guardsman since 1995, has been selected as the next commander of the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS). The change of command will take place at the Air Force Research Laboratory on Friday, Feb. 17. Colonel Deskins will replace retiring Col. John Bartholf, who has led EADS since April 2008.
  • EADS Recognizes Outstanding Performers

    Nearly 200 New York Air National Guardsmen, Canadian Forces members, federal civilians and guests were in attendance at the Radisson Hotel in Utica last Friday as the Eastern Air Defense Sector recognized its outstanding performers from 2011. "EADS' mission of protecting the eastern U.S. airspace requires consistent excellence from all of our
  • EADS Helps Track Santa's Christmas Eve Flight

    New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Saturday night as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa Claus and his reindeer."NORAD has supported Santa Claus' Christmas Eve operations for more than 50 years and we are always delighted to participate," said Col. John Bartholf,
  • EADS Volunteers Help Deliver Thanksgiving Baskets

    More than 450 families and individuals in the Rome area will enjoy Thanksgiving dinner this year thanks in part to the support of New York Air National Guardsmen and Canadian Forces members from the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS).Nearly 30 EADS volunteers joined Rome Rescue Mission staff over the last week to prepare more than 200 Thanksgiving
  • EADS Lieutenant is Honor Grad at ABM Course

    2nd Lt. Jason Cole of Whitesboro graduated first in his class at the U.S. Air Force's Undergraduate Air Battle Manager Training Course at Tyndall AFB, Fla. on Sept. 21. A New York Air National Guardsmen, Lt. Cole is assigned to the Eastern Air Defense Sector. The nine-month ABM course trains Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard
  • EADS Conducting Emergency Management Exercise July 25-28

    The Eastern Air Defense Sector will conduct an emergency management exercise from Monday, July 25 through Thursday, July 28. Part of the Air Force's emergency management evaluation program, the exercise tests the unit's ability to respond to numerous situations, ranging from terrorist attacks to natural disasters. All exercise activities will take
  • EADS Welcomes New Canadian Forces Commander

    The Canadian Forces Detachment at the Eastern Air Defense Sector officially changed commanders this afternoon during a formal ceremony at the New York Air National Guard facility.LCol Dave Pletz, a CF-18 pilot, assumed command from LCol Joe MacMillan, who finished his three-year tour of duty as Canadian Detachment Commanding Officer. LCol Pletz's
  • EADS Supports Final Space Shuttle Launch

    New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector supported the launch of NASA's final space shuttle mission this morning. EADS primary role was controlling air patrols that enforced the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary no-fly zone around the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EADS directed F-15E aircraft from the 4th
  • Congressman Hanna Visits EADS

    Rep. Richard Hanna (NY-24) got a first-hand look at the Eastern Air Defense Sector's daily operations this afternoon during a two-hour tour of the facility.Accompanied by Brig. Gen. Anthony P. German, Chief of Staff of the New York Air National Guard, and Col. John Bartholf, Commander of the Eastern Air Defense Sector, Hanna received a briefing on
  • EADS Supports Final Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour

    New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector supported the final launch this morning of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. EADS primary role was controlling the air patrols enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration's temporary no-fly zone that was established around the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. EADS directed F-15E
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