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  • Barnestormers awarded Army Achievement Medals for Task Force Powderhorn

    WESTFIELD, MA -- Fifty four Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing were awarded the Army Achievement Medal for their work assisting the commonwealth of Massachusetts during Task Force Powderhorn at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, May 14, 2022.The Army Achievement Medal is a military

  • Year in Review: National Guard delivered at home and abroad

    ARLINGTON, Va. – When a series of tornadoes slashed across parts of eight Midwest states late in the evening of Dec. 10, Spc. Zach Neisz sprang into action. He grabbed an ax, flashlight and medical kit and drove to Dawson Springs, Kentucky, to help any way he could.“I couldn’t sit back and not do

  • 104th Fighter Wing supports COVID-19 testing task force

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Fourteen members of the 104th Fighter Wing were activated to support Task Force Maher and help test students and school staff for COVID-19.Task Force Maher is a joint Air and Army National Guard medical mission that established teams to help with COVID-19

  • 104th Medical Group trains on medical care, combat tactics

    HARTFORD, CT -- Members of the 104th Medical Group attended a two-day Tactical Combat Casualty Care course through the Center for Education, Simulation & Innovation with Hartford HealthCare Sept. 18-19, 2021, in Hartford, Connecticut.During the interactive event members were taught the goals of

  • Service members earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, MA -- Service members tested their military proficiency with the goal of earning the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Sept. 9-11 at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Eight Airmen represented the 104th Fighter Wing during the three-day event.“Competing at the GAFPB

  • 104th Explosive Ordnance Disposal team trains for joint response

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. -- Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 104th Civil Engineering Squadron attended Raven’s Challenge Interoperability Exercise June 6-11, 2021, at Fort Devens Army Base, Devens, Massachusetts.Raven’s Challenge is an annual, interagency, counter

  • Barnestormer Turns Tragedy into Hope, Excels In Career

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. -- One of Barnes newest members Master Sgt. Erica Griffinking exemplifies our Barnestormer leader attributes and goes above and beyond displaying perseverance, integrity, courage and initiative. She is the only dental assistant in the 104th Medical Group and

  • Defenders hone ground combat skills during joint training

    JOINT BASE CAPE COD, Mass. – As the fog lifted off the ground and temperatures began to rise, defenders from the 102nd Security Forces Squadron made their way to the objective through thick forest.Bursts of rapid gunfire became louder as they neared their destination.As the perimeter was secured

  • 104FW Airman supports Capitol Response mission

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Since January, the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard have partnered with other National Guard units from across the country to provide ongoing security, communication, medical, evacuation, logistical and safety support to United States Capitol civil authorities.Out on