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  • Base fitness room opens with new guidelines to promote safety

    The Barnes Air National Guard base fitness room reopened July 20, 2020, with new guidelines and precautions in place to ensure a safe and healthy environment after being closed to limit exposure of COVID-19.The fitness room is now open for use by members assigned to the 104th Fighter Wing at designated times with social distancing precautions and
  • 104th Fighter Wing Maintainers compete in 2020 National Guard Innovation Competition

    Master Sgt. Bob Oleksak, 104th Maintenance Group fabrication Element supervisor, and Master Sgt. Leo Burbee, 104th MXG structural maintenance supervisor, competed in the first National Guard Innovation Competition finals, June 12, 2020, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.
  • 104th Fighter Wing Public Health, innovating and educating

    Hundreds of Barnestormers are working in support of the COVID-19 pandemic and rely on the knowledge and expertise of the Barnes Air National Guard Base Public Health officer to guide them in keeping safe while on base and in the community. The 104th Fighter Wing Medical Group PH team is being led by Maj. Barbara Jones, the PH emergency officer, in
  • Moving Forward in Faith, 104th FW Chaplain serves in support of the COVID-19 response

    Chaplains are approachable and give you their time in everyday situations and continue to provide during difficult times. Air Force Chaplain (Lt.) Tra'Vorus Weaver serves as a chaplain for the 104th Fighter Wing and provides counsel to Airmen of all ranks. "Courage is moving forward in the midst of fear," said Weaver. "Chaplains are not exempt
  • Local student, Intelligence professional excels in the Air National Guard

    Senior Airman Julianne Sharon, an intelligence analyst with the 104th Operations Group.  Sharon enlisted with the 104OG in December 2016 during her junior year at Westfield State University. “I always had the thought of joining the service, but I did not think I was capable of it,” said Sharon.  “I live locally and have always heard the planes, and
  • 104th Fighter Wing Non-Commissioned Officer receives state-wide award

    Technical Sergeant Emery McClinton, 104th Logistics Readiness material manager, recently won the 2019 Massachusetts Air National Guard Non-Commissioned Officer of-the-year award. McClinton was nominated for the state-level award after receiving the 104th Fighter Wing NCO of the year award in January at the wing awards banquet.  During the 2019
  • Airman prospers through support of second family

    Being an Airman, mother, wife, and sister puts a lot of responsibility on Master Sgt. Sara Jacobsen, 104th Maintenance Group engine manager. Having to be present in so many roles has occasionally been a struggle, but the support system of her family and the 104th Fighter Wing has made the most difficult times manageable.  “Other than the fact that
  • 104th Fighter Wing Comptroller manages finance, boosts morale

    “I am responsible for the financial resources that come into the unit,” says Kiepke. “I manage my office of 10 personnel to ensure they work effectively. Mostly, I oversee the budget to get resources out to theunit level so that our members can execute their missions and the training requirements they have.”Kiepke serves as the principal adviser to
  • Ensuring medical readiness through PHAst track

    In the military, Periodic Health Assessment is a screening tool used to evaluate the individual medical readiness of service members. At Barnes Air National Guard Base, these assessments are conducted annually to ensure members are worldwide deployable. Public Health specialist Airman 1st Class Veronica Bazcah, worked alongside medical personnel to
  • Traffic Management Supervisor, Barbara Clark gets the job done

    The 104th Fighter Wing’s personnel depend on Tech. Sgt. Barbara Clark to get their materials, property and shipments to the proper location. As a Traffic Management Supervisor, Clark works to keep track of every shipment while overseeing the training of new airmen into the career field. Traffic Management is a valuable career field in the Air Force