Scofield Receives Meritorious Service Medal

The 224th Air Defense Group recently presented service medals for outstanding performance to:

Maj. Gareth Scofield, who received the Meritorious Service Medal. Scofield led more than 200 live-fly air defense missions, developed an innovative information sharing system with U.S. Coast Guard helicopters, and led the development of a new homeland defense operational plan.

Scofield is from Chittenango, N.Y.

The 224th Air Defense Group (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 (NORAD), the Sector is responsible for the air defense of the eastern U.S.
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