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  • Connecticut Guard Completes Mission Systems Operator Conversion

    ORANGE, Conn. - The 103d Air Control Squadron of the Connecticut Air National Guard is the first National Guard unit to complete the mission systems operator conversion. The squadron will be involved in further modernization efforts, including testing cutting-edge equipment like the Tactical

  • 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

  • 104th Fighter Wing hosts students from Granby Memorial High School

    BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, MA -- Students from Granby Memorial High School, Granby, Conn. visited the 104th Fighter Wing on Friday Feb. 11, 2022 at Barnes National Air Guard Base. Seven students ranging in age from 15 to 17 years old spent the day walking around the base with Master Sgt. Tina

  • 104th Fighter Wing officer remains calm, helps injured local

    WILBRAHAM, Mass. – On Tuesday, June 13, 2021, Officer Robert Keeler, 104th Security Forces Squadron Installation Security Officer, was out shopping with his wife in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, when they spotted a man who needed help.“I knew something wasn’t right,” said Keeler. “I didn’t know exactly

  • 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

  • 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.