Hancock is a Reaper Drone hub on the US mainland which is focused on training drone pilots and technicians, and flies deadly Reaper drone missions over Afghanistan and Pakistan. Hancock is scheduled to increase it’s personnel by half over the coming year. Upstate Drone Action members have been engaging in civil resistance at Hancock since 2011. On September 26th, activists delivered a People’s Indictment to the base and stood in the inbound lane of the main entrance to Hancock with
I just spent two months as a prisoner in Jamesville Penitentiary. I was jailed for my involvement in an April 28, 2013, solemn funeral procession at Hancock Air Force drone base in Syracuse. I joined 30 others to carry the message to “stop the killing.” Hancock’s 174th Attack Wing of the New York State National Guard flies missiles and drops bombs via satellite from drones thousands of miles from Syracuse. The targets are suspected “terrorists” somewhere in the Middle East.