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  • 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
  • EADS Provides Honor Guard for Sperling Holocaust Memorial Lecture

    New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector provided an honor guard Monday night for the opening ceremony of the annual Helen and Leon Sperling Holocaust Memorial Lecture. The five-man honor guard presented the American flag during the National Anthem and posted the colors. This was followed by short ceremony involving
  • EADS Volunteers Clean Local Highway

    Despite driving rain and cool temperatures, 10 New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector cleaned one-and-a-half miles of highway last Saturday as part of the City of Rome's Green and Clean initiative. The EADS volunteers were responsible for Perimeter Road on Griffiss Business and Technology Park. The 10 Airmen filled 38
  • Dunford and Cummings Named 1AF Warriors of the Year

    Two New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector recently received 1st Air Force Warrior of the Year awards.Capt. Bradley Dunford of Wamspville was named Command and Control Warrior of the Year for officers and Staff Sgt. Matthew Cummings of Rome received the enlisted Command and Control award. The awards were announced at
  • Dooley and Lamarche Graduate from Senior NCO Academy

    Two New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector graduated last week from the Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officers Academy at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. Senior Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley, Rome, and Master Sgt. Jeffrey Lamarche, Deansboro, finished the advanced leadership and management course on
  • Washington, D.C. Airmen Join Eastern Air Defense Sector

    The nation's largest Air National Guard is now a little larger.In a ceremony here March 8, Major General Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, administered the oath of enlistment into the 6,000-member New York Air National Guard to Airmen who formerly served as the 24th Expeditionary Air Defense Squadron under the control of 1st Air
  • EADS Recognizes Outstanding Performers at Annual Awards Banquet

    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 2010. EADS employs more than 400 active-duty military, federal civilians, civilian contractors and part-time Air
  • EADS Undertakes Special Christmas Eve Mission: Track Santa Claus

    New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Friday night as the North American Aerospace Defense Command 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
  • EADS Volunteers Support Local Red Kettle Drive

    More than 40 volunteers from the Eastern Air Defense Sector braved the wind, cold and occasional lake effect snow squall last Wednesday to ring the bell for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle drive at Rome's Walmart Supercenter. The oldest annual charitable fundraiser of its kind, the drive raises money for toys, food, clothing and social service
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