Ava resident promoted to captain

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LATHAM — Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, adjutant general for New York, has announced that Dana Aube, of Ava, has been promoted to the rank of captain at the New York Air National Guard’s 224th Air Defense Group, in recognition of his capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Aube is the logistics flight commander at the 224th Support Squadron.

The 224th ADG is comprised 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.

Air National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential, the major general’s announcement said. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified airmen and attract and retain the highest caliber citizen soldiers for a career in the New York Air National Guard.

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

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