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  • EOD Airman clears the way for the mission to carry on in response to COVID-19

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen from the 104th Fighter Wing are protecting lives using innovative equipment in a critical response to COVID-19. The task at hand is slightly different than their usual work, but they are still clearing the way for the mission to carry on. The 104FW EOD shop recently began making face shields in support of the
  • 104th Medical Group professionals administering COVID-19 tests in community

    In the Air National Guard, Airmen wear federal and state hats.  When called upon by their state, they are able to serve the very communities they live in and that many of them grew up in.  One group of medical professionals from the 104th Medical Group is getting to do just that. A group of aerospace medical technicians and a medical administrator
  • Your neighbors, Massachusetts National Guard

    Airmen and Soldiers from the Massachusetts National Guard have a long history of supporting their communities throughout the state of Massachusetts. These Airmen and Soldiers work, live, and raise their children in the same communities they serve as a member of the Guard. The National Guard trains and prepares to be called upon by their governor
  • Beacon of light, 104th Fighter Wing Emergency Management

    Emergency responses are anything but routine. However, with the prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation actions, the Emergency Management office is the guiding light for the Emergency Operations Center in crisis response procedures at the 104th Fighter Wing. “Our focus is on readiness and providing emergency services during
  • Wing leadership inspired by 'The Power of Women'

    Colonel David Halasi-Kun, 104th Fighter Wing vice commander, Lt. Col. Mary Harrington, chief of civic engagement with the National Guard Bureau, and Chief Master Sgt. Maryanne Walts, 104th FW command chief, recently attended the launch party for the book, “The Power of Women,” by Wayne E. Phaneuf and Joseph Carvalho III in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
  • 104th Fighter Wing participates in exercise EAGLE CLAW

    Members of the 104th Fighter Wing participated in a Phase II exercise Nov. 1 to 4, 2018, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.  The exercise enhanced combat readiness and gave Airmen the opportunity to demonstrate life-saving skills while completing their normal missions in a simulated contested environment.  “One of the things the
  • 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.