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224th ADG Promotes Six Airmen

Buchwald Promoted to Airman

Airman Raven Buchwald, right, was recently promoted at the Eastern Air Defense Sector. Col. Jeffrey Kerneklian, 224th Support Squadron Commander, served as the promoting officer.

Whitney Promoted to Staff Sergeant

Staff Sgt. Levi Whitney, right, was recently promoted at the Eastern Air Defense Sector. Col. Jeffrey Kerneklian, 224th Support Squadron Commander, served as the promoting officer.

Pugh Promoted to Staff Sergeant

Staff Sgt. Edward Pugh, right, was recently promoted at the Eastern Air Defense Sector. Col. Joe Roos, 224th Air Defense Squadron Commander, served as the promoting officer.

Gillespie Promoted to Staff Sergeant

Staff Sgt. Gary Gillespie, right, was recently promoted at the Eastern Air Defense Sector. Col. Joe Roos, 224th Air Defense Squadron Commander, served as the promoting officer.

St. Onge Promoted to Master Sergeant

Master Sgt. Vincent St. Onge, right, was recently promoted at the Eastern Air Defense Sector. Col. Joe Roos, 224th Air Defense Squadron Commander, served as the promoting officer.

Lewis Promoted to Master Sergeant

Master Sgt. Eric Lewis, right, was recently promoted at the Eastern Air Defense Sector. Col. Joe Roos, 224th Air Defense Squadron Commander, served as the promoting officer.

Major General Raymond F. Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of six personnel at 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:

  • Eric Lewis to Master Sergeant. Lewis is an interface control technician with the 224th Air Defense Squadron. 
  • Vincent St. Onge to Master Sergeant. St. Onge is an interface control technician with the 224th Air Defense Squadron.
  • Gary Gillespie to Staff Sergeant. A member of the 224th Air Defense Squadron (ADS), Gillespie is an intelligence analyst.
  • Edward Pugh to Staff Sergeant. Pugh is a tracking technician at the 224th ADS.
  • Levi Whitney to Staff Sergeant. Whitney is a mission systems technician with the 224th Support Squadron.
  • Raven Buchwald to Airman. Buchwald is a mission systems technician 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.