Fulton resident reenlists in New York Air National Guard

Staff Sgt. Bienvenido Knowles, right, reenlisted in the New York Air National Guard during a short ceremony at the Eastern Air Defense Sector in Rome. Capt. Jose Ortiz of the 224th Air Defense Group administered the enlistment oath.

LATHAM - The New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group (ADG) recently reenlisted Airmen.

Reenlisted Airmen include Staff Sgt. Bienvenido Knowles of Fulton. Knowles is a Security Forces craftsman with the 224th Support Squadron.

The 224th ADG is composed of the 224th Air Defense Squadron and 224th Support Squadron, located in Rome, 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, the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.

For more information about the New York Air National Guard, visit www.dmna.ny.gov. For more information on the Eastern Air Defense Sector and the 224th Air Defense Group, visit www.eads.ang.af.mil.

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