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224th ADG Promotes Three Airmen

Palmer Promoted to Master Sgt

Master Sgt. Angelina Palmer, right, received her new rank during at the April promotion ceremony. Lt. Col. Joe Roos, Commander, 224th Air Defense Squadron, served as the promoting officer

Alcorta Promoted to Master Sergeant

Master Sgt. Rachael Alcorta was promoted at the April promotion ceremony. Lt. Col. Joe Roos, Commander, 224th Air Defense Squadron, served as the promoting officer.

Storms Promoted to Senior Airman

Senior Airman Logan Storms, right, was promoted at the April 4 promotion ceremony. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kerneklian, incoming commander for the 224th Support Squadron, served as the promoting officer.

Rome, N.Y. --

Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of three members of the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Promoted Airmen are:

  • Rachael Alcorta to Master Sergeant. Alcorta is a Mission Crew Commander Technician at the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS).
  • Angelina Palmer to Master Sergeant. Palmer is an Identification Technician at the 224th ADS.
  • Logan Storms to Senior Airman. Storms is a Security Forces apprentice at the 224th Support Squadron.  

The 224th ADG is composed of the 224th Air Defense Squadron and 224th Support Squadron, located in Rome, and Detachment 1 and Detachment 2 that serve in the Washington, D.C. area. The 224th ADG provides the forces to conduct the Eastern Air Defense Sector’s (EADS) mission. Part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.

Air National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Airmen and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career in the New York Air National Guard.

For more information about the New York Air National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov. For more information on the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the 224th Air Defense Group, visit www.eads.ang.af.mil.