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  • The enlisted voice

    Several members of the 104th Fighter Wing attended the Command Chief Induction Ceremony held on May 4, 2014 at the dining facility located at Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield, Massachusetts. This event celebrated the ascension of former Senior Master Sergeants Andres Huxtable and Paul Turgeon to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the
  • Federal Women Program awards

    Diversity is by definition about differences, but differences are celebrated in the Guard because they add value to the organization. With differences bring unique perspectives, cultural understandings, and through learning about and by promoting the attributes that make us different we actually break down the barriers that these differences can
  • Outstanding NCO award presented to Staff Sgt. Robert Krider

    Each year, the Armed Forces Committee of Worcester County honors one service. This year's honor went to the United States Air Force and was celebrated at the College of the Holy Cross's 87th Annual dinner, May 17, 2014. Since 1971 the Committee has recognized its first outstanding non-commissioned officer. The branch of service being honored makes
  • TIME Workshop

    It's time for the TIME workshop again! The TIME workshop, which stands for Technical Sergeants Involved and Mentoring Enlisted airmen, was held at the Southbridge Convention Center, from May 12-15, 2014. This was the second year for the four day interactive workshop, which is organized by Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ). There were approximately
  • ESGR Appreciation Day

    Approximately 34 employers attended the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Appreciation Day hosted by the 104th Fighter Wing at Barnes Air National Guard Base on Friday, May 16. ESGR Appreciation Day allows employees of airmen in the Guard and Reserve to visit the base and witness what their military employees do during Unit Training
  • 2014 Mass. marksmanship competition

    Approximately 90 Soldiers and Airmen from bases all over the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, converged on Camp Edwards to compete in the 2014 Massachusetts State Marksmanship Competition, May 16.Soldiers and airmen alike donned their helmets and load carrying equipment to test their marksmanship skills with both the rifle and pistol to determine the
  • Strong bonds weekend– What is she trying to say?

    ROFL! LOL! WTF! I have no idea what those acronyms mean and my teenage daughter is texting it to me on her cell phone! What am I supposed to do now? I thought that it was going to be hard raising my daughter but then came technology and all the hidden communication that came with it. I found out quickly that ROFL was not "Rotten old fruit loops",
  • Force Support Sq. goes on deployment for training

    On March 15-18, members of the 104th Fighter Wing's Force Support Squadron participated in a Deployment for Training (DFT) at Joint Base Cape Cod. NCOs and Airmen alike engaged squadron members in classroom instruction as well as hands-on learning activities in order to complete Home Station Readiness Training. According to Maj. Matthew Mutti, FSS
  • 104th Fighter Wing Alumni Association Update

    The 104th Mass. Air National Guard (ANG) Alumni Association was founded to serve current members of the Air Guard, retirees and those who have served in any capacity regardless of the length of military service- including those part-time Guardsmen who have served their period of enlistment, and who are no longer a member of the Guard. All are
  • Governor Deval Patrick celebrates runway opening

    Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick visited Barnes Air National Guard Base, joining federal, state, municipal and military leaders to celebrate the completion of the new runway at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport and Barnes Air National Guard Base. The new runway will be used jointly by military members and civilians. Gov. Patrick emphasized the significance
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