Seven promoted in Air National Guard

Published Jul 12, 2018 at 4:00pm

Seven local members of the New York Air National Guard 224th Air Defense Group were recently promoted.

They are: 

• Gary Julian from Utica, to the rank of technical sergeant. Julian is an identification technician with the 224th Air Defense Squadron.

• Ray Shively from Rome, to the rank of technical sergeant. Shively is a tracking technician with the 224th Air Defense Squadron.

• Michael Sweezey from Whitesboro, to the rank of technical sergeant. Sweezey is a security forces craftsman with the 224th Support Squadron.

• Nicholas Spine from Rome, to the rank of staff sergeant. Spine is a cyber systems journeyman with the 224th Support Squadron.

• Damien Buchwald from Rome, to the rank of staff sergeant. Buchwald is an instructor tracking technician with the 224th Air Defense Squadron.

• Laura Patnode from Rome, to the rank of senior airman. Patnode is a security forces journeyman with the 224th Support Squadron.

• Thomas Schweizer from Rome, to the rank of senior airman. Schweizer is a cyber systems journeyman with the 224th Support Squadron.