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  • CERFP exercise prepares Medical Group

    More than 550 Army and Air National Guardsmen participated in a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield explosive (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) exercise June 23-25 at Camp Edwards in preparation for their evaluation in August."This is training for the real world," said Air Force Capt. Mary Newton of the Mass.
  • 104th FW members return from deployment

    Approximately 300 members of the 104th Fighter Wing (104FW) returned home to Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass. on Friday, July 11 following a three-month deployment to the Central Command Area of Responsibility, participating in multinational exercises and providing a theater protection package. Elated family and friends welcomed the members
  • Run to home base in the AOR

    When you are a die-hard fan, there is little that can stand in the way of showing support for your team, even 5,800 miles, and 4 time zones; that was made abundantly clear by Red Sox fans who deployed to the Middle East with the 104th Fighter Wing.On May 20th, members of the deployed aviation package, stationed at an undisclosed location in the
  • Family Readiness Group news

    May 10th was the semi-annual Pasta Night at Barnes.The dinner was hosted & sponsored by your Family Readiness Group. Over 300 people enjoyed the dinner and lively conversation as old and new friendships were celebrated.Thanks to the Family Readiness Group members and volunteers for the shopping, chopping and their cooking talents, we enjoyed a
  • New diversity council...it's not what you think

    By the end of the September drill the 104th Fighter Wing will have hosted its first Diversity Council meeting. Currently, we do not have a Diversity Council but this UTA I will begin assembling a team of talented individuals who will help mold this program into a working group, with a mission to help highlight the diverse workforce here at Barnes
  • 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