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  • 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
  • 104th Airmen innovate and adapt during runway shift

    BarnesStormers have long been accustomed to responding to contingencies and operating in austere environments. Trained to deploy worldwide within 72 hours, the men and women of the 104th Fighter Wing (FW) have consistently demonstrated their commitment to the mission, whenever and wherever called upon. During a recent comprehensive runway
  • 104th Members amongst the best marksmen

    Three members of the 104th Fighter Wing (FW), Security Forces Squadron, and one member of the 102nd Intelligence Wing (IW), competed at the 2013 MAC-I Regional Warrior Challenge, hosted by the National Guard Marksmanship Advisory Council, Region 1.This intense New England Warrior Challenge, which took place from 13 to 15 September 2013 at Fort
  • Training week a success at Barnes

    Airmen of the 104th Fighter Wing recently completed a comprehensive week of mandatory training from August 19 -23, 2013. The "Super Training Week" allowed unit members to focus on completing core training requirements in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on the wingman concept. Courses included, Self-Aid and Buddy Care, DEOSH training,
  • Air Guard Recruiters volunteer at Boy's State 2013

    Master Sgt. Ernest Smith and Tech Sgt. Rhon Salmon, Massachusetts Air National Guard recruiters, spent a week in June volunteering with the Massachusetts American Legion "Boy's State" program. From June 14th to June 21st, they lived in a dorm at Stonehill College and assisted the American Legion by teaching high school juniors the concepts of
  • 104th receives Federal Green Challenge Award for water conservation

    The 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, received the Federal Green Challenge Award during the Environmental Protection Agency New England 2013 Environmental Merit Award Ceremony on June 26 at the John W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse in Boston for their achievements in water conservation at Barnes Air National Guard Base in