Tech Sgt Angelina Palmer Receives Air Force Commendation Medal

The 224th Air Defense Group recently presented Tech. Sgt. Angelina Palmer, Chittenango, with the Air Force Commendation Medal. A member of the 224th Air Defense Squadron, Palmer was recognized for her outstanding work in operations while a part of the Western Air Defense Sector (WADS) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.

The 224th 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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