Airmen promoted at 174th Attack Wing


SYRACUSE — Several local airmen are among those receiving promotions at the Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field, according to an announcement by Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, adjutant general for New York.

The promotions, Shields said, recognize airmen for their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Among the local residents earning promotions include:

Breanna Gerow, of Blossvale, 174th Maintenance Group, promoted to senior airman;

Kevin Walters, of Verona, 174th Aviation Maintenance Squadron, promoted to master sergeant;

Kevin Davis, of Camden, 174th Comptroller Flight, promoted to captain;

Ethan Gerow, of Blossvale, 174th Operations Support Squadron, promoted to airman; and

Philip Morrone, of Waterville, 152nd Air Intelligence Squadron, promoted to major.

Air National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential, Shields said.

The 174th Attack Wing, located in Syracuse, operates and supports the MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft both locally and globally.

The wing provides qualified airmen and weapon systems for joint global air, space and cyberspace operations, in support of homeland defense, and to aid civil authorities at the direction of the governor of New York State, the announcement added.

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