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(New York Air National Guard / Staff Sergeant Christopher S Muncy / released)

New York Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Douglas Kechijian, a member of the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach, has been named Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the 5,600- member New York Air National Guard. Kechijian, a resident of New York City, was recognized during an April 25 ceremony in Albany by the Enlisted Association of the New York National Guard. He joined the New York Air National Guard in 2003.

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