The 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard located in Westfield, Massachusetts, is an operational flying unit assigned to the Air Combat Command,  and proudly claims the honor of being one of the oldest flying units within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Tasked to provide operationally ready combat units, combat  support units and qualified personnel for active duty, the 104th Fighter Wing supports Air Force wartime contingency requirements and performs a variety of peacetime missions required by the Air Force and compatible mobilization readiness.

Base Environmental Base Policy

Environmental Management System (EMS) Base Environmental Policy Statement
REFERENCE: Executive Order (EO) 13963, AFPD 90-8, and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:

1. At the 104th Fighter Wing, protecting the environment is one of our highest priorities and will be a major factor in decision-making. The Wing is dedicated to continued improvement of our processes to prevent and reduce waste generation. The Wing will maintain compliance with Federal, State, and local environmental laws and regulations as well as Executive Orders, U.S. Air Force instructions and guidance, and AFPD 90-8, Environmental, Safety & Occupational Health Management and Risk Management.

2. The 104th FW activities include operating and maintenance of F-15 fighter aircraft with the support of corrosion control, aerospace ground equipment, vehicle maintenance, support functions and facility maintenance. In all the Wing’s activities, we will commit to:

a. Build environmental concerns into all policies, programs, and missions.

b. Integrate environmental information into all levels of management.

c. Prevent pollution and minimize waste generation

d. Set environmental goals, measure progress, and take corrective action when necessary.

e. Work in partnership with all stakeholders.

f. Achieve continuous improvements in environmental performance over and above regulatory and legislative requirements.

3. Compliance with this Environmental Commitment Statement and AFPD 90-8 is the responsibility of every member of the Wing and everyone working on behalf of the Wing, including contractors and visitors. This supersedes memorandum dated 6 September 2013, same subject. 

PFOS & PFOA Air Force Response

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center is aware of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, or PFOS, and perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, releases on active-duty, Guard and closed installations and is working, in coordination with state and federal regulators, to identify affected sites and, when necessary, take responsive action. More information