Rome man earns promotion at 224th ADG

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LATHAM — The New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) has announced the promotion of Bernard Jowers, of Rome, to senior master sergeant.

Jowers is the Security Forces operations superintendent at the 224th Support Squadron.

The 224th ADG is comprised of the 224th Air Defense Squadron and 224th Support Squadron, both in Rome at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park, 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.

The New York National Guard is the state’s executive agency responsible to the governor for managing New York’s military forces, which consists of nearly 20,000 members of the New York Army National Guard, the New York Air National Guard, the New York Naval Militia and the New York Guard.

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