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  • 104th Marksmanship Team on Target

    "Check your sights, check your magazines and don't drop anything," advised Tech Sgt. Chris Cekovsky, a combat arms instructor and member of the 104th Security Forces Squadron. The 2011 State Marksmanship Competition was held from 12-14 August 2011 at Fort Devens, Mass. Units from across the Massachusetts National Guard participated in the
  • Alaska 2011: The 104th Fighter Wing deploys to Elmendorf AFB

    Over one hundred and thirty Barnstormers and eight F-15C/D Eagles from the Massachusetts Air National Guard traded the heat and humidity of New England for the cool weather and long daylight hours of the Alaskan summer during a training operation at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) Alaska from July 29 to August 14, 2011.The 104th Fighter Wing
  • No one forgets their first time

    Ask any Airman why they decided to enlist in the military and you might hear a wide variety of reasons: to serve their country, earn money for college, or for a chance to see the world. Those of us that decided to serve through the Air National Guard only get to capitalize on that last reason when on Temporary Duty Assignments (TDYs). Sometimes the
  • Barnes air dominance

    I am going to take a moment of your time to pass along some basic ideas regarding the Air Dominance mission here at Barnes. I often think back to when I was a maintainer on the A-10. I recall watching the aircraft pattern-traffic and thinking it was pretty cool and often wondered what the aircraft were doing while off-station. I hope to give you a
  • Airman in Focus: Staff Sgt. Neisha Nixon

    Staff Sgt. Neisha Nixon was selected as the Fighter Wing technician of the year. She has worked in the finance office here since her enlistment six years ago. After three other positions, she now works here full time as an accounting travel technician.Computing travel expenses is currently her primary focus, but as the UCI approaches she will work
  • New look for Public Affairs, information operations at Tyndall AFB

    On October 1, 2007, the Air Force and Air National Guard merged the Multimedia office with Public Affairs, removing Multimedia from the Communications Flight. In doing so, this has altered the Multimedia Support Center's mission from a customer support office, to an office with an information operation focus. The PA team captures historical
  • Cracked

    The 104th Fighter Wing from Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Massachusetts has been deployed to Tyndall Air Force Base Fla. since Saturday April 9th, 2011. They are participating in a training mission called Combat Archer, the exercise portion of the Weapon System Evaluation Program (WSEP). WSEP is an Air Force Program that evaluates the
  • F-15 air-to-air combat training at Tyndall

    Pilots of the 104th Fighter Wing deployed to Tyndall AFB, Florida for a two week training period in April to participate in the Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP), also known as "Combat Archer". This is the first opportunity for the F-15 pilots of the 131st Fighter Squadron to engage in actual air-to-air combat using missiles against real
  • Employers Support the Guard and Reserve…and learned how

    On Thursday, April 14th the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) hosted 20 employers during a 'Boss-lift' to Tyndall, AFB Fla. These employers are from various companies that have military employees. They participated in this event to learn more about what the Guard, specifically the104th Fighter Wings mission as well as the ways the
  • From Warthog to Eagle

    Air Force personnel are trained to operate in uncertain environments and to adapt to changing circumstances. Shifting from the air to ground mission of the A-10 Warthog to the air to air mission of the F-15 Eagle presented the Barnestormers of the 104th Fighter Wing in Massachusetts with challenges associated with a major transition.The 2007
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