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  • Air Defense Exercise over Georgia and South Carolina on March 4

    The Eastern Air Defense Sector will conduct an air defense exercise in military airspace in Georgia and South Carolina from 0900-1100 on Tuesday, March 4.   Carefully planned and closely controlled, the Fertile Hawk 14-04 exercise has been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and will evaluate elements of the South Carolina
  • EADS Recognizes Outstanding Performers at Annual Awards Banquet

    More than 170 New York Air National Guardsmen, Canadian Forces members and guests were in attendance at the Radisson Hotel in Utica last Friday as the Eastern Air Defense Sector recognized its outstanding performers from 2013.   "EADS' mission of protecting the eastern U.S. airspace requires consistent excellence from all of our members,"
  • EADS Lieutenant Wins Prestigious ABM Course Award

    2nd Lt. Jose Ortiz of Rome received the prestigious Yukla 27 award at the Undergraduate Air Battle Manager Training Course graduation on Dec. 4 at Tyndall AFB, Fla. A New York Air National Guardsmen, Lt. Ortiz is assigned to the Eastern Air Defense Sector. The nine-month ABM course trains Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers
  • Eastern Air Defense Sector to Track Santa on Christmas Eve

    New York Air National Guardsmen from the Eastern Air Defense Sector will play a key role Tuesday 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 help," said Col. Dawne Deskins, EADS
  • Air Defense Exercises Scheduled for Southeast Ohio Nov. 5-7

    The Eastern Air Defense Sector will conduct three exercises over southeast Ohio from Tuesday, Nov. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7. Carefully planned and closely controlled, the exercises have been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and will evaluate elements of the Ohio Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing and the 965th Air Control
  • EADS Moving Traffic Gate on Oct. 17

    Commuters at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park will notice a slight change in the traffic pattern next week on Perimeter Drive near the Eastern Air Defense Sector. Starting on Thursday, Oct. 17, vehicles will enter and exit the EADS facility through its alternate gate on Perimeter Road. The alternate gate is located approximately 100 yards
  • Canadian Student Aerospace Controllers Complete EADS Training

    A group of Royal Canadian Air Force student aerospace controllers have spent the last three weeks at the Eastern Air Defense Sector putting their previous eight months' training into practice. The students were from the Weapons Controller Course 13-02, which is administered by the RCAF's 51 Aerospace Control and Warning Operational Training
  • New Canadian Detachment Commanding Officer at EADS

    The Canadian Forces Detachment at the Eastern Air Defense Sector officially changed commanders on June 20 during a formal ceremony at the New York Air National Guard facility.LCol Kyle Paul assumed command from LCol David Pletz, who finished his two-year tour of duty as Canadian Detachment Commanding Officer. LCol Paul's responsibilities will
  • EADS Sgt. Graduates from Advanced Weapons Course

    Tech. Sgt. Matthew Cummings of Rome recently graduated from the prestigious Advanced Weapons Director Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 16-week course featured nearly 200 hours of classroom instruction, 10 written examinations and a series of graded exercises that required detailed planning and the control of multiple aircraft. One of the
  • EADS Captain is Honor Grad at AF Course

    Capt. Jennifer King graduated first in her class at the U.S. Air Force's Interface Control Operator Initial Qualification Training Course at Hurlburt Field, Fla. on May 16. The five-week course trains airmen to develop and monitor tactical data link information and serve as a staff member at an air operations center. A New York Air National
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