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  • The Process of Enlisting...from an Enlistee

    During my time as an intern at the 104th Fighter Wing, my interest in becoming a part of the Wing increased daily. It was a pleasure to work with so many different people, but I was unsure of the process that was necessary to join the Air National Guard (ANG), and become a member of the 104th Fighter Wing. The first step I took to begin my
  • Above and Beyond

    This story begins on March 7th when The Adjutant General, Major Gen. Joseph Carter came to Barnes for a medical appointment before his trip to Key West with the wing. During his visit, he had lunch at the dining facility with a few Airmen from throughout the base. During lunch, Staff Sgt. Karla Belliveau of the Civil Engineering Squadron, and
  • Oleksak Road Race

    Annually, the Wing participates in many community support projects. During the April Unit Training Assembly, the wing assisted with the Westfield Boys and Girls Club's annual 1/2 marathon road race. Wing members support the race through manning a water stop as well as members from the base running in the race. This year the Enlisted Advisory
  • Mass. Air Guard Volunteer of the Year

    Saturday, April 25th, a Volunteer Training and Recognition event was held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center. Five members of the 104th Family Readiness Group attended the all day event. Attendees were Patricia Connors, Chairperson, Cindy Patnode, Treasurer, Lyn Richards, Secretary, Antonieta Ferriera and Cindy Connors,
  • April Commander’s Call

    Maj. General Michael Akey, Commander of the Mass. Air National Guard, presented a Bronze Star award for Valor to Tech. Sgt. Gregory Pauli during the April Commanders Call. Tech. Sgt. Pauli was recognized for his heroism while serving as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team Leader at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on 1 Jun 2007. While his team
  • Air National Guard Band on the Web

    Captain John D. Keeler, Commander, 567th Air Force Band, has announced a new .mil website for the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast. The latest information on the band - including a list of upcoming performances -- is now available by visiting www.bandofthenortheast.ang.af.mil. "Our new web site is loaded with interesting information about
  • Boston Marathon & State Support

    There is no question that the Guard is one of the most versatile organizations within the state. Every time you look around there is a new and unique way that members of the guard can support the state and the country. April 20th was no exception. 30 members of the 104th Fighter Wing went the distance to support the 114th running of the Boston
  • Family Support Group Events a Hit

    If you were around base on March 27 & 29 you would have seen a lot of activity around the dining facility. In addition to the hustle and bustle of some very dedicated volunteers, you would have seen nearly 200 families taking part in two of the Family Readiness Group's staple activities, the biannual spaghetti dinner and the annual Easter Egg
  • Paraguay Support

    On February 24, 2009 three members of the 104th Medical Group teamed up with three Mass. Army National Guard Medical Command members and a Flight Surgeon from the 102nd Intelligence Wing for a brief but highly successful medical mission to Paraguay. Lt. Col. Theodore Rockwell a dentist, Capt Steve Burgess, a Physician Assistant and SSgt Meredith
  • Airman Spotlight : Tech. Sgt. Sandra O’Fallon

    There are many different jobs here in the 104th Fighter Wing, and one person I had the opportunity to talk with was Technical Sergeant Sandra L. O'Fallon. She has many responsibilities in Operations. She utilizes ARMS, Aviation Resource Management System, to track the unit's pilots training history. The pilots have to stay up to date with safety