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  • 104th SFS Increases Capabilities with Domestic Operations Trailers

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Massachusetts -- The 104th Fighter Wing’s mission is to provide highly trained personnel and equipment for dedicated service to our community, commonwealth and nation. Last month we received new equipment that will help us fulfill our mission in the form of two

  • 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

  • 104th Fighter Wing hones skills during readiness exercise

    WESTFIELD, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing conducted 24-hour operations during a readiness exercise June 10-13 at Barnes Air National Guard Base.The REX lets Airmen set aside their daily tasks and hone the skills that will enable them to excel in a contested and degraded environment. Airmen worked

  • 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

  • 131st FS Eagles soar into Tyndall

    The 104th Fighter Wing, 131st Fighter Squadron from Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, deployed nearly 200 members and seven aircraft to participate in Checkered Flag 18-1 and the concurrently running Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) Combat Archer at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

  • 104th Fighter Wing reaches out to refugee students

    On the last day of school with the air full of excitement for summer Col. Tom Bladen, 104th Fighter Wing operations group commander, entered the art-filled halls at Highland Elementary School on his way to visit 8-12-year-old students. The visit was to engage with refugee students who have been in