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  • 104th FW Chaplain Deploys and Delivers Message

    Chaplain Kenneth DeVoie was deployed as a one-man team for 327 days to SOCKOR and stood up the first-ever Command Chaplain’s office from the ground up while providing spiritual and moral support for 120 Command Staff personnel in Garrison. The Chaplain was also responsible for the spiritual care of additional U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) - (Army Green Berets, Naval SEALs, Boat Teams, & EOD, Marine Corps SOF, and Air Force SOF)
  • 104th Fighter Wing Opens Renovated Hangar

    Governor Charlie Baker, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Richard Neal and Maj. Gen. Gary Keefe joined the men and women of the 104th Fighter Wing at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the renovated main hangar, March 9, 2018. Speakers included Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Richard Neal, and the Adjutant General, and Massachusetts National Guard Maj. Gen. Gary W. Keefe.
  • 104th Fighter Wing Family Named Air National Guard Family of the Year

    The National Guard Family of the Year Award is presented to one Army and one Air National Guard Family each year from throughout the country to recognize them for their exceptional service to the Family Program. Col. Alexander ‘Snip’ Haldopoulos, retired commander of the 104th Maintenance Group, and the Haldopoulos family, Cathleen, Logan, Brody, and Jack received the Air National Guard award for their volunteer service during 2017 on February 23 at the 104th Fighter Wing, Westfield Mass.
  • 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. Nov. 6-17.
  • 104th Fighter Wing Always Prepared

    The 104th Fighter Wing completed a Phase I and Phase II Operational Readiness Exercise, Eagle Claw. The exercise took place at Barnes Air National base, Westfield, Massachusetts, Sept. 9, 2017 through Sept. 10, 2017 and Oct. 14, 2017 through Oct. 15, 2017. All units with a wartime mission are evaluated on their operational readiness or their ability to conduct combat operations in wartime.
  • 104th Fighter Wing Reaches Out to Refugee Students

    WESTFIELD, Mass. – 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 Massachusetts for three months to three years.
  • 104th Fighter Wing Hosts Major Accident Response Exercise with Local Agencies

    In preparation for the 2017 Westfield International Air Show, celebrating a Century of Air Power, on August 12-13, the 104th Fighter Wing hosted local community partners to participate in a Major Accident Response Exercise. Our community partners came from Westfield Police, Fire and Emergency Management, Massachusetts State Police, Emergency
  • 104th Fighter Wing Participates in Large Excercise at Logan Airport

    The 104th Fighter Wing Medical Group sent a team of medics, flight surgeons and support personnel to participate in the largest joint triage event held at Logan International Airport on Thursday June 8.The exercise organized by Veterans Affairs Boston helped participating organizations actually practice receiving patients from a mass casualty
  • 104th Fighter Wing Total Force Change of Command

    Col. James M. Suhr assumed command of the 104th Fighter Wing during a change of command ceremony held at Barnes Air National Guard Base, March 5, 2017. Suhr is the first active duty commander for the 104th Fighter Wing.  He is a dual status commander as both an active duty and Massachusetts National Guard officer as a part of an initiative known as
  • Barnestormers Airmen Deliver Munitions for the Mission

    Air Power starts with the weapons loaders as they bring the boom to the Weapons Systems Evaluation Program (WSEP), at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. A crew of three Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing step to the aircraft preparing to load munitions for the mission at WSEP. “You load the aircraft up and the missiles are gone when they return back
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