Three Eastern Air Defense Sector airmen win prestigious First Air Force Awards

New York National Guard
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Date: 03.28.2014
Posted: 03.28.2014 11:44
News ID: 123043
Three Eastern Air Defense Sector airmen win prestigious First Air Force Awards

ROME, N.Y. - A Royal Canadian Air Force officer and two New York Air National Guardsmen assigned to the Eastern Air Defense Sector have been recognized as outstanding performers by the Continental U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command Region-First Air Force (CONR-1AF), located at Tyndall AFB, Fla.

Capt. Angela Hudson, a member of the Canadian Detachment, Rome, was named CONR-1AF's outstanding company grade officer for 2013. Capt. Jennifer King of Prospect won the CONR-1AF Command and Control (C2) Warrior of the Year in the officer category and Tech Sgt. Randall Wehrung of Rome was the C2 Warrior of the Year winner in the enlisted category.

"Winning an individual award in an organization as large as CONR-1AF is an impressive accomplishment and I congratulate Capt. Hudson, Capt. King and Sgt. Wehrung on their achievements," said Col. Wade F. Dewey, EADS Commander. "Having three individual winners is also a great accomplishment for EADS and reflects well on the professionalism and dedication of our entire staff."

The Eastern Air Defense Sector is headquartered at Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome. Staffed by active-duty New York Air National Guardsmen and a Canadian Forces detachment, the unit supports the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) integrated warning and attack assessment missions and the U.S. Northern Command's (USNORTHCOM) homeland defense mission. EADS is responsible for air sovereignty and counter-air operations over the eastern United States and directs a variety of assets to defend one million square miles of land and sea.