Rome resident, Jason Calandra, reenlists in New York Air National Guard's Eastern Air Defense Sector

Staff Sgt. Jason Calandra recently reenlisted in the New York Air National Guard's 224th Air Defense Group (ADG).

Sgt. Calandra, a Rome resident, is a Radio Maintenance Journeyman at the 224th Support Squadron.

The 224th ADG is composed of the 224th Air Defense Squadron, 224th Support Squadron, and the 224th Security Forces 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 (NORAD), the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.

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