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  • Cross Country Flight Welcomes Dr. Keenan

    Maj. Joe Keenan's remarkable career has spanned many decades, and recently several states. He accompanied Lt. Col. Ken Fedora in an F-15 during a recent cross country flight. The flight was required to deliver the F-15 to the Oregon ANG.After departing Westfield, they made stops in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Mountain View AFB in Idaho before arriving
  • History of the F-100 Memorial ~ Part IX

    1st Lt. Joseph F. Crehore was Westfield's only casualty during the year in France. He died when his F-86 jet dove into a wooded area while flying on a low level navigation mission near Chalons, a province of Champagne, France on March 21st, 1962. He was with the 131 Tactical Fighter Squadron, Phalsbourg AB, France.
  • Barnes Officially Assumes Air Sovereignty Alert Mission

    On a brilliant spring afternoon, the 104th Fighter Wing officially took over duties associated with the Air Sovereignty Alert mission in a ribbon cutting ceremony held at Barnes ANGB. This historic event that took place on April 10, 2010 marks the opening of the Air Sovereignty Alert facility, renovated fire station and up- graded storage facility.
  • Alert Forces Evaluation

    April 6th began with a no-notice inspection as the Alert Forces Evaluation team arrived on base to evaluate the ability of the unit to perform the Air Sovereignty Alert mission. The alert mission is very unpredictable and spontaneous, and the inspections are done in the same vein. With no notice, a team of inspectors can arrive and evaluate the
  • Air Show Announced

    August 21-22, the skies of Westfield will come alive with the sounds of freedom. Barnes Air National Guard base will host the US Air Force Thunderbirds, US Army Golden Knights, Geico Skytypers, Greg Poe, John Klatt, a Jet-powered school bus, Dan Buchanan, the Red Eagles, Rob Holland, pyrotechnic displays, and many historic and military aircraft
  • Operation Purple Camp 2010

    The National Military Family Association announced that Camp Marshall was chosen to host their popular Operation Purple summer camp is 4-9 July, 2010. The Association developed this free summer camp program in response to the need for increased support for military children, especially those whose parents are or will be deployed."Our mission is to
  • Welcome Homes, Changes of Command, & Activations

    Col. Robert Brooks, Commander of the 104 Fighter Wing hosted a commander's call on 3 October in which many individuals were recognized. The event began with recognizing 14 members who returned recently from deployments in support of the contingency operations overseas. The members were assigned to the four groups and deployed to bases in
  • Paraguayans Visit Barnes

    Winston Churchill said, "If we are together, nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail." It is in this vain that the National Guard Bureau along with the Adjutant Generals of the 50 states and U.S. territories began the State Partnership Program in 1993 The purpose of this program is to work with partnered countries and assist in the
  • Award Winning Dining Facility

    It was 10 years ago last month when the new 104th Dining Facility opened its doors. The ribbon cutting took place at the front entrance with U.S. Rep. John Oliver, D-Amherst, Lt. Col. Dan Swift, Wing Commander, Maj. Gen. Raymond Vezina, State TAG, Maj. Gen. Richard Platt and Sam Carpetta, the general contractor. The $2.2 million building with
  • Airman Spotlight : Senior Airman John Bermudez

    Recently, I was given the opportunity to take a behind the scenes look and learn all the secrets within the Traffic Management Flight Workplace at the 104th Fighter Wing. A "transportation packer" has many responsibilities such as sorting through packages or letters containing classified information and giving them primary task levels such as TP1.