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  • Honor America Days: NEADS participates in parade, flyover

    The loud rumble of the first-ever CF-18 flyover here kicked-off the Honor America Days in appropriate air power style. Members from the Northeast Air Defense Sector marched in the Honor America Days Parade July 26. The 1.5 mile parade in Rome included a bi-national color guard and participants from NEADS, Air Force Research Laboratory, Information
  • Wanted: People committed to being losers

    The Fitness Center is looking for losers. Biggest Losers, that is. That's how Lisa Coleman, Fitness Center Director, describes the requirement for participants in the unit-sponsored Biggest Loser weight-loss competition. The fitness challenge, which ran from Jan. 28 through April 28, consisted of 5-person teams and was designed to encourage healthy
  • Member graduates from Leadership Mohawk Valley course

    One member from the Northeast Air Defense Sector graduated from the Leadership Mohawk Valley Class of 2008. Master Sgt. Maureen Dooley graduated June 4 from the LMV after being selected to be a part of the program, and there are two more NEADS members signed up for the upcoming 2009 course. Master Sgt. Donald Roberts and Tech. Sgt. Terry Pentecost
  • Ceremony pays tribute to Airmen, local community

    Welcome home. Those two emotion-filled words echoed throughout the auditorium May 2 as 30 members of the Northeast Air Defense Sector's security forces were formally united with their family, friends and coworkers after a six-month deployment to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan. As the returning security force members entered the ceremony through a
  • Beyond the mission: Augmentee brings unit together to support local women’s shelter

    Augmentees are just deployed temporarily here to support the mission - supporting the community isn't something they do, right? Wrong. One augmentee brought her involvement with a women's shelter from her base in Tucson, Ariz., and inspired a unit to organize support for the YWCA Women's Shelter Hall House, a local women's shelter in Utica. Staff
  • New York Unit Brings Canadian Forces, Air Guard Troops Together

    While North American Aerospace Defense Command celebrates its rich and historic 50-year history, one unit will remain diligently watching the skies just as it did on Sept. 11, 2001. The terrorist attacks on the United States are still etched in the mind of Capt. Rob Hogarth, who is assigned to the New York Air National Guard's Northeast Air Defense
  • Security Forces from Northeast Air Defense Sector Complete Mission

    Thirty Air New York Air National Guard members of the Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) completed a six-month mission security mission to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan in March. It was the largest deployment ever for NEADS, a Rome-based unit responsible for monitoring North American Airspace east of the Mississippi River. In the unit's largest
  • 'Bosslift' sheds light on homeland defense mission

    More than 30 Central New York civic leaders and employers of the Guard and Reserve experienced a two-day orientation of homeland defense assets located in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. The "bosslift" tour, sponsored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, was designed to educate community leaders and employers of Guardsmen