104th Fighter Wing Supporting New York Air Show

Release Number: 140717

Media Advisory

Release No. 17-25

Contact:

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Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen, Public Affairs Officer

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Cell: 413-454-9590

 

 

June 30, 2017

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

104th Fighter Wing Supporting New York Air Show

 

BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTFIELD, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing will be providing two F-15Cs as static displays for the New York Air Show at the Stewart International Airport in New Windsor New York on Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2.

 

The two F-15Cs will be accompanied by two pilots and four maintenance personnel who will be available to discuss the F-15Cs with the air show attendees.

 

“We are happy to be supporting this great air show, in particular because the NY Air National Guard is based there at Stewart and they'll be performing their C-17 aerial demo at our own Westfield Airshow later this summer,” said Lt. Col. Eric “Sherman” Armentrout, Director of Operations.   “This is sort of neighbors helping neighbors.”

 

Gates to the air show open at 9:00 a.m.  Tickets can be purchased in advanced on their website.

 

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The 104th Fighter Wing is equipped with the F-15 Eagle. One mission of the 104th is Aerospace Control Alert (ACA), providing armed fighters ready to scramble in a moment's notice to protect the Northeast from any airborne threat. The unit is responsible for protecting a quarter of the nation's population and over one third of the Gross Domestic Product.