- Associated Press - Saturday, April 5, 2014

ROME, N.Y. (AP) - A member of the New York Air National Guard has been named the Air National Guard’s Honor Guard Program Member of the Year.

New York National Guard officials say Tech. Sgt. Amy Ough (uhf) of West Winfield in Herkimer County has won the national award for her dedication to performing honor guard duties while assigned to the Eastern Air Defense Sector.

That’s based at Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome.

As winner of the New York State Honor Guard Program Member of the Year, she’ll compete against the active duty Air Force and Air Force Reserve winners for the Honor Guard member award for the entire U.S. Air Force.

The New York Air and Army National Guard’s honor guard teams provide military honors for local veterans’ funerals.