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  • 104FW Airman trains on shipping at Ramstein

    An Airman from the 104th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts, recently deployed to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, integrating with the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron here.The Airman, also a full-time technician in the travel management office, experienced the way
  • 104FW succeeds in Exercise Silver Flag

    More than 150 Airmen, 90 percent of which were guardsmen, contributed to the most successful bare-base deployment training course in seven years.Approximately 25 members from the Force Support and Civil Engineer Squadrons, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts, participated in Exercise Silver Flag May 10-17 at
  • 104FW EOD members participate in C-130 emergency response exercise

    Two Airmen from the 104th Explosive Ordnance Flight (EOD), 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts, trained on a C-130 aircraft for an emergency response exercise May 13 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.The aircraft training that the two Airmen participated in covered one of the five major focuses that the Airmen
  • It's all about collaboration: Mass. Air Guard, active duty work together at Ramstein

    When it comes to protecting and defending the United States, the Air National Guard and active-duty Air Force have different roles, primarily fulfilling state and federal missions respectively. But regardless of the chain of command each branch falls under, all Airmen wear the same uniform, train the same way, and train the way they fight.In
  • Mass. Air Guardsman briefs USAFE personnel staff on vPC program

    A Massachusetts Air National Guard member briefed the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air personnel staff (A1) at Ramstein on the Virtual Personnel Center (vPC) computer program, May 7 here.Senior Master Sgt. Nicholas Kollett, State Enlisted Force Development Manager, Joint Force Headquarters, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Hanscom Air Force Base,
  • Airman from 104th Services Flight trains on lodging at Ramstein

    An Airman from the 104th Services Flight, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass., has trained at the Air Force Inn, Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, Ramstein, Germany May 5 -7.Staff Sgt. Adrianne Johnson, also the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Lodging for Barnes, has trained with supervisors on various tasks required to
  • 104th Emergency Management does Active CBRNE Response exercise at Spangdahlem

    Airmen from the Emergency Management Flight, 104th Civil Engineer Squadron, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts, participated in an Active CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosives) Response exercise Wednesday at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.The guardsmen worked alongside their active-duty
  • 104th Services Flight trains in Ramstein dining facilities

    Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing Services Flight, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts, began their deployment training with active-duty services personnel Tuesday in dining facilities at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, learning key skills to support worldwide operations.The guardsmen had the opportunity to work in the Rhinland
  • 104th Fighter Wing Performs Change of Command, Confers CCAF Degrees

    The 104th Fighter Wing performed a Change of Command Ceremony and a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Graduation today with family members and friends, peers and supervisors in attendance to recognize their achievements.Both the 131st Fighter Squadron and 104th Operations Support Flight conducted Change of Command ceremonies symbolizing the
  • Barnstormers participate in new Air Force Inspection

    The 104th Fighter Wing participated in an inspection onsite visit Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 here in preparation for the Unit Effectiveness Inspection Capstone scheduled for June 2015.The inspection is part of the new Air Force inspection program, which focuses on four Major Graded Areas, which includes management of resources, improving the unit, leading