104th Fighter Wing Deploys 15 Air National Guard Security Forces Airmen in Support of Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

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November 4, 2017

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

104th Fighter Wing Deploys 15 Air National Guard Security Forces Airmen in Support of Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

 

BRADLEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. – the Massachusetts Air National Guard, 104th Fighter Wing, 102nd Intelligence Wing, and the Connecticut Air National Guard’s 103rd Airlift Wing, are deploying Security Forces Airmen in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico. More than 40 Security Forces members will be departing from Bradley Air National Guard Base on Sunday, Nov 5, 2017, and are expected to be mobilized for 30 days. The Connecticut Air National Guard’s 103rd Airlift Wing is providing a C-130 airlift to Puerto Rico.

 

“We are proud of our Air National Guard Airmen who stand ready to assist in humanitarian missions around the world,” said Col. James Suhr, 104th Fighter Wing Commander. “These Airmen are providing relief to the Security Forces who have been on duty since Hurricane Maria hit and are dedicated to helping in the recovery effort.”

 

The Air National Guard team of Security Forces Defenders will be providing security on federal installations and stand ready to augment law enforcement operations in Puerto Rico if needed.

 

Media interested in covering the C-130 departure must register for access with Maj. Mike Petersen, Connecticut National Guard Public Affairs Officer at 860-883-5336 or via email at michael.t.petersen.mil@mail.mil. Media will be escorted at all times and will not be permitted on Bradley Air National Guard Base prior to 8:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

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The 104th Fighter Wing provides highly trained personnel ready provide Air Superiority on demand anywhere in the world with 21 assigned F-15C Eagle Aircraft. The 104th also sits 24/7 Aerospace Control Alert (ACA), providing armed fighters ready to scramble in a moment's notice to protect the northeast United States from any airborne threat protecting one quarter of the nation's population and one-third of the Gross Domestic Product.  The Wing is always on call to provide emergency response to include security, logistics, communications, explosive ordnance disposal, firefighting, and medical support to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.