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  • Airman in Focus - Mr Christopher Gouin

    Mr. Christopher Gouin, a native of South Hadley, Mass., joined the civil engineering department at Barnes in Oct. 2006. He attended the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, which led him to work with maintaining grounds, golf courses, plowing, and tree removal. With a young family at home, Gouin was looking for a more stable job in his specialized
  • Guard participate in Operation Camp Moses Storm

    On May 19, 2011 members of the Mass. National Guard descended on H. A. Moses Scout Reservation in Russell, Mass. to participate in the 2012 Spring Camporee - dubbed Operation Moses Storm. The National Guard was asked to participate in order to provide the scouts with an alternative, and more realistic, view of the military from the one popularized
  • 212th Engineering Installation Squadron returns from Afghanistan

    The Massachusetts National Guard welcomed home 27 Airmen from the 212th Engineer Installation Squadron (EIS), Massachusetts Air National Guard, on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Bradley International Airport. They arrived home at 11:15 p.m. to a warm welcome from families and friends.The 212th EIS based out of Milford Massachusetts, upgrades, restores,
  • Guard member represents Mass. ANG on Jeopardy

    The category is famous people in the Mass. Air National Guard.The $2,000 answer is "A member of the Mass. Air National Guard who will be seen on Jeopardy June 5th "....'beep-beep', "Who is Master Sgt. Fran Frederick?That's right, Master Sgt. Fran Frederick, from the 104th Fighter Wing competed in February on the NBC game show Jeopardy, and her
  • F-100 Rededication honors fallen heroes

    An F-100 memorial rededication ceremony was held on May 5 at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass., honoring the memory of 12 unit members who have given their lives in performance of their duties to the state and country."We as a Nation, need to remain focused on the reason we mark May the month of memorials," said Col. Tony Gwosch, the
  • Bataan March 2012

    "No Mama No Papa No Uncle Sam" The Battling Bastards of Bataan. It was 70 years ago that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the Philippines ushering the United States into World War II.Unlike Pearl Harbor, the Japanese followed their surprise air attack in the Philippines with a land invasion. As the Imperial Japanese Army raced towards the
  • Commander’s call recognizes hometown heroes and future deploying members

    A Commander's Call was held on March 3 in the main hangar at Barnes ANG Base Mass., honoring award recipients and past and future deploying unit members. Several distinguished visitors attended the event including U.S. Sen. Scott Brown of Mass., U.S. Sen. Kelley Ayotte of N.H, Mass. Rep. Richard Neal, Secretary Coleman Nee, Mass. Secretary of
  • Robots Invade Barnes

    On the morning of Feb. 18, eight 104th FW kids witnessed an invasion of robots to Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass. A first time event for the 104th FW, the robotic invasion was actually a workshop that gave military kids, ranging in ages from 11 to 16, the opportunity to assemble, program and race their individually created robots. Offered by
  • Airman in Focus — Mr. John Richardson

    Mr. John W. Richardson joined Barnes Air National Guard Base approximately 20 years ago, after working in both municipal and private sectors.While working as a field artillery surveyor for the Army, Richardson was deployed to Germany, with the 3rd Infantry Division. The leadership of the Army taught him the importance of maintaining high standards,
  • 38th Annual Awards Banquet

    More than 250 people attended the 38th Annual Awards Banquet for the 104th Fighter Wing, held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Sheraton Hotel in Springfield, Mass., which recognized some of the unit's superior performers for 2011.Members were honored at the squadron, group and wing level. Throughout the year, all unit members can nominate one another
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