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  • Taking Care of the Pilots: Air Surgeon Retires from ANG at Age 68

    A five-year old boy growing up in Westfield, Massachusetts would smile every time he heard a jet from the local military base roar overhead. He'd look up at the jet soaring through the clouds and knew that was where he wanted to be someday.  "I wanted to see what the birds see," said Joe Keenan, "I wanted to be a pilot; I wanted to fly!"  When
  • 104th Fighter Wing Showcases Western Massachusetts' 182 acre "Pea Patch" and its Global Impact

    Approximately 25 Legislators representing Western Massachusetts municipalities, the local region, the Commonwealth and the United States federal government, attended the 104th Fighter Wing's 2016 Legislative Day on August 14, 2016.  During the tour, Air National Guard leaders including Lt. Gen. S. Scott Rice, Director of the Air National Guard, and
  • 104th Fighter Wing holds Distinguished Awards Ceremony and “Mother of All Change of Command Ceremonies”

    A celebration took place on the flight line of Barnes Air National Guard Base for the men and women of the 104th Fighter Wing as distinguished awards were presented and the ceremony rolled into the "mother of all change of command ceremonies."Maj. Gen. L. Scott Rice, Director of the Air National Guard was on-hand for the awards ceremony and the six
  • Growing Up as an Air Force "Brat" to Fighter Pilot Today

    Growing Up as an Air Force "Brat" to Fighter Pilot TodayBy Senior Master Sgt. Julie AveyGrowing up near Tyndall Air Force Base as an Air Force "brat" wanting to follow in her Dad and Grandad's footsteps to carry on family legacy she made the decision to become an Air Force Fighter Pilot. Maj. Ashley Rolfe is making history at the 104th Fighter Wing
  • 104th Fighter Wing Airmen Experience Medevac Training with 3-126th Aviation Flight Medics

    Airmen approach the medevac helicopter from the three o' clock position, carrying a patient on a stretcher as the rotors are turning and the engines are hot. The medics stable the patient as the helicopter lifts off over Barnes Air National Guard Base during joint medical augmentee training. Medics from the Massachusetts Air National Guard, 104th
  • 104th Fighter Wing Airmen Experience Medevac Training with 3-126th Aviation Flight Medics

    Airmen approach the medevac helicopter from the three o' clock position, carrying a patient on a stretcher as the rotors are turning and the engines are hot. The medics stable the patient as the helicopter lifts off over Barnes Air National Guard Base during joint medical augmentee training. Medics from the Massachusetts Air National Guard, 104th
  • 104th Fighter Wing Maintainer of the Year Protects U.S. Air Space in Northeast

    As the call is received crews scramble to the hangar, check lists procedures are under way, and moments later the F-15 Eagle aircraft takes off to secure the skies over our homeland. Any day or night of the week alert operations can arise and crews will rush out, leaving a gust of wind in the halls of the alert facility at Barnes Air National Guard
  • Native Western Massachusetts Guardsman Nurse to Serve Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs

    The Springfield Armory, a National Historical site where the US Armed Forces and American industry looked for innovative engineering and superior firearms, was the backdrop during one of Springfield, Massachusetts own natives' promotion ceremony. The Massachusetts Air National Guard and 104th Fighter Wing honored the local Guardsman as the newest
  • 104th Fighter Wing Airmen Experience Medevac Training with 3-126th Aviation Medics

    Airmen approach the medevac helicopter from the three o' clock position, carrying a patient on a stretcher as the rotors are turning and the engines are hot. The medics stable the patient as the helicopter lifts off over Barnes Air National Guard Base during joint medical augmentee training. Medics from the Massachusetts Air National Guard, 104th
  • 104th Fighter Wing Maintainer of the Year Protects U.S. Air Space in Northeast

    As the call is received crews scramble to the hangar, check lists procedures are under way, and moments later the F-15 Eagle aircraft takes off to secure the skies over our homeland. Any day or night of the week alert operations can arise and crews will rush out, leaving a gust of wind in the halls of the alert facility at Barnes Air National Guard
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