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  • Fallen F-15 pilot, Academy graduate honored at memorial ceremony

    A fallen F-15 pilot and 1996 graduate of the Air Force Academy was honored by Airmen whose lives he touched during a memorial service at the Cadet Chapel here Oct. 3.Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr. was remembered by his brothers in arms, his daughters and his wife as an outstanding pilot, officer, husband and father.Gen. Herbert Carlisle, commander of
  • 104th FW Participates in multinational exercise in Malaysia

    Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base here took part in Exercise Cope Taufan 2014, a biennial large force exercise between the Royal Malaysian Air Force and the U.S. Air Force, June 9-20 in P.U. Butterworth, Malaysia.The objective of Exercise Cope Taufan is to enhance the combined readiness and interoperability of the
  • Former Massachusetts ANG commander finds joy in long career

    Looking out onto the parade field, seeing the new airmen dressed in blues as they stood at attention in formation, the reviewing officer remembered his own graduation from Basic Military Training in 1976."What am I going to tell these airmen?" he thought to himself.It had been more than 30 years since he had been in their exact same spot at
  • Boss-lift to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.

    The winter of 2008 marks the last opportunity our unit members have had to nominate their employers for an orientation visit to an Air Force training exercise. 30 employers traveled to Savannah GA with the last training deployment of the A-10s to see the men and women of the 104th Fighter Wing hard at work. With the F-15s now a permanent part of
  • Render safe

    "We preserve lives, we don't take lives," said Tech. Sgt. Greg Pauli, 104th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Flight (EOD) member and two time recipient of the Bronze Star.Members of the 104th FW Explosive Ordnance Unit know that they are saving lives while performing the complex, critical tasks associated with defusing live ordnances designed to kill
  • Spouses take flight at Barnes

    More than 30 spouses of unit members here took a flight on KC-135 Stratotanker on Friday, October 21, 2010.This flight gives the spouses an idea of what we do out here, said Lt. Col. Dan Nash, the chief of standard evaluation, who helped coordinate the flight.After more than an hour and a half of flying, the passengers deplaned with bright smiles
  • 104th Communications Flight provides key support

    Although they had not slept much the previous night, the seven man communications unit of the 104th Fighter Wing approached the second day of the Patriot Guard exercise with vigor on a blustery November afternoon on Camp Edwards. Copters hovered overhead and beige Army vehicles rumbled by as the unit worked diligently to assemble the apparatus
  • What is the Weapons Instructor Course

    Members of the 104th Fighter Wing deployed in November to Nellis AFB, Nevada to support the United States Air Force Weapons School. During this deployment, personnel supported the USAF Weapons School.The U.S. Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics
  • Seatbelt saves awakened airman

    Jolting in the seat of her car, the driver was awakened to find the car driving toward a red minivan to her right. Startled, she swerved the steering wheel to avoid hitting the other vehicle, but had overturned the wheel and crashed into the center median."I never thought that it would happen to me," she said as she reflected on her recent car
  • Outstanding Airmen of the Year Announced

    Operational in the ASA, coordinating and hosting a world-class air show, deploying overseas supporting multiple contingency operations, reporting to state active duty to protect the citizens of the commonwealth, traveling to Nellis Air Force Base supporting Operations Red Flag or the Weapons Instructor Course, participating in a medical training in
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