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  • Massachusetts Air Guard Airmen Test New Air Combat Tactics

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mass. – Members of the 104th Fighter Wing attended the U.S. Air Force weapons school integration exercise April 6-20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The two-week exercise combined multiple squadrons to test new air combat tactics via offensive and defensive

  • Vermont Airmen Test Agility During Multistate Exercise

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Nearly 260 members of the Vermont Air National Guard’s 158th Fighter Wing and other Airmen and civilians from across the country participated in the ACE exercise Maple Thunder Jan. 22-Feb. 3.“ACE is short for ‘agile combat employment,’ and it’s a phrase we’ve been talking about in

  • 104th Fighter Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise

    WESTFIELD, Mass. - The 104th Fighter Wing conducted a four-day, base-wide readiness exercise Nov. 2-5 at Barnes Air National Guard Base.“The REX provides the wing the chance to test interoperability with other local military partners, preparing Airmen for their worst day and preparedness for a

  • Massachusetts Guard Attends Planning Conference in Israel

    RAMLA, Israel - Members of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, attended the National Guard Bureau-Home Front Command annual planning conference in Israel July 22-28.U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Brendan Simison, Plans and Engineering Division chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Michael

  • National Guard Honors Fallen in Memorial Day Observances

    ARLINGTON, Va. - The National Guard is honoring service members who died for their country in Memorial Day observances across the country this weekend.“When we remember what the fallen have given us, when we remember why they served, when we remember what they gave up so we could be free, merely

  • 104th Fighter Wing Hosts ANG Production Assessment Team

    WESTFIELD, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing hosted 15 subject matter experts from the Air National Guard Production Assessment Team Dec. 13-16 to identify ways the unit can be more efficient and effective.The PAT’s purpose is to improve practices and offer data-driven discussions to enable ANG units

  • Pennsylvania Air Guard Joins Operation Noble Defender

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Air National Guard’s 171st Air Refueling Wing participated in the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Operation Noble Defender off the U.S. northeast coast Oct. 25-27. NORAD’s continental U.S. region led this iteration of OND, which incorporated U.S. and

  • 104th Fighter Wing holds F-100 Memorial, remembers fallen Barnestormers

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, MA -- Barnestomers honored 13 Airmen fallen in flight from the 104th Fighter Wing during the F-100 memorial rededication ceremony, May 20, 2022, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.The F-100 monument was originally dedicated on May 17, 1987 by the 104FW

  • 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

  • Barnestormer medic boosts moral, gains experience

    HONOLULU, HI, -- Tech. Sgt. Paul Ljubicic, 104th aerospace medical technician has been with the 104th medical group for nearly nine years and is always striving to learn and build camaraderie.“I have been with the 104MDG since the start of my enlistment,” said Ljubicic. “I had a desire to be in the