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  • F-4 Phantom Jet Moved to Permanent Display at Eastern Air Defense Sector

    A restored version of one the U.S. Air Force's most renowned combat planes is now on permanent display outside the Eastern Air Defense Sector. Perched on a pedestal 15 feet above a small pond at the facility's southwest edge, the imposing 47-year-old F-4 Phantom jet demands attention. "The elevated pedestal is a fitting place of honor for an
  • EADS Volunteers Join American Red Cross Rome Area Chapter to Deliver Thanksgiving Baskets

    More than 400 families 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 personnel joined the ARC Rome Area staff and community volunteers on Monday and Tuesday at St. John's Evangelical
  • EADS Surges for Annual Vigilant Shield Exercise

    The Eastern Air Defense Sector participated in a continent-wide training exercise last week with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the U.S. Northern Command, and federal, state and local agencies from across the United States and Canada. Vigilant Shield '11 evaluated tactics, techniques and procedures to ensure the interoperability of
  • EADS Joins Rome Area Officials at Veterans Day Ceremony

    New York Air National Guardsmen and Canadian Forces members from the Eastern Air Defense Sector honored military veterans of both nations this morning in a ceremony at Rome's Memorial Park.Led by Lt. Col. Elise Hereth, EADS Deputy Commander, Support, and Lt. Col. Joseph MacMillan, Canadian Forces, Rome Detachment commander, EADS personnel presented
  • EADS Canadian-American Honor Guard Opens Local Hockey Team's Home Season

    The Eastern Air Defense Sector provided a bi-national honor guard Wednesday night for the home ice opener of Rome's new minor league hockey team.Composed of New York Air National Guardsmen and Canadian Forces members, the five-man detachment presented the American and Canadian flags during the countries' respective national anthems. Played at
  • National Guard Bureau recognizes controllers’ excellence

    The National Guard Bureau has recognized two members of the Eastern Air Defense Sector as some of the best controllers in the Guard.Captain Joseph Potestivo recieved the National Guard Bureau's Command and Control Division's Air Battle Manager of the Year Award. Staff Sgt. Jose Ortiz was selected as National Guard Bureau's Command and Control
  • Top Scope Competition Sharpens Weapons Training, Skills

    The 'Top Scope' competition was resurrected here with the first-ever semiannual competition that wrapped-up in April.Eastern Air Defense Sector Weapons and Tactics shop breathed life into the long forgotten competition as a result of a particularly brutal mission de-briefing from a pilot. That painful debrief sparked the idea of a using competition
  • Unit recognizes yearly award winners at Annual Awards Banquet

    The Eastern Air Defense Sector recognized its yearly award winners during its Annual Awards Banquet Jan. 15, 2010.The EADS Yearly Award Winners included:Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Dennis Cetrone, EADS Air Weapons OfficerSenior NCO of the Year: Senior Master Sgt. Edward Warner, EADS, Cyber Operations SuperintendentNCO of the Year:
  • Christmas Eve: A Special Mission for New York Air National Guardsmen

    Once again this Christmas Eve, members of the New York Air National Guard will play a key roll as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa Claus progress around the world.The air defense controllers at the Eastern Air Defense Sector (EADS) here will track Santa Claus over the eastern U.S. during his Christmas Eve journey
  • First Hometown Heroes Salute ceremony recognizes Guardsmen, families

    The Eastern Air Defense Sector held its first Hometown Heroes Salute ceremony Dec. 18. The award program was created by the Air National Guard to honor our Airmen who have deployed and to let them know that their service to our nation is truly appreciated. It is one of the ANG's largest recognition endeavors in history, and is unique because it
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