Camden airman receives medal

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LATHAM — The 224th Air Defense Group at the Eastern Air Defense Sector recently recognized Master Sgt. Sean Redden, of Camden, who received the Meritorious Service Medal.

Redden deployed to Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, for seven months, where he led a security detachment of 60 airmen, Marines and civilians, protecting $2 billion in assets and supporting 2,400 air sorties as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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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