Local airmen promoted at 174th Attack Wing


LATHAM — Several area members of the New York Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing have received promotions, according to an announcement by Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the state’s adjutant general. 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.

Promotions include:

Kolby Babcock, of Verona, 174th Security Forces Squadron, to senior airman;

Joshua Fuqua, of Westmoreland, 174th Civil Engineering Squadron, to master sergeant;

Timothy Greiner, of New Hartford, 152nd Air Combat Operations Squadron, to senior airman;

Travis Keegan, of Clinton, 174th Operations Support Squadron, to master sergeant; and

Thomas Silva, of Yorkville, 138th Attack Squadron, to second lieutenant.

Air National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential, the announcement said, adding that the promotions also recognize the best qualified airmen and attract and retain the highest caliber citizen airmen for careers in the New York Air National Guard and the 174th Attack Wing.

For more information about the New York Air National Guard, go online to www.dmna.ny.gov or www.goang.com.


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