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  • 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
  • Drones Lose Again

    A critical component of the Weapon System Evaluation Exercise (WSEP) and Exercise COMBAT ARCHER, the two week training exercise designed to test and train F-15 and F-22 pilots to employ live air to air missiles against maneuverable aerial targets, is the BGM167A Drone. The orange radio controlled drone serves as an evasive target for the fighter
  • Doc Takes Flight in F-4 Phantom

    Major Joseph Keenan, a flight surgeon with the medical group at Barnes, had the opportunity to fly an F-4 Phantom during an hour long incentive ride at the WSEP deployment at Tyndall AFB.For the accomplished Keenan, the ride is another landmark in his remarkable Guard journey. Dr Keenan joined the 104th later in life and has tackled each obstacle
  • Weapons Shop: Live at WSEP

    For many members of the 104th, the Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) deployment at Tyndall AFB in Florida will allow Airmen an opportunity work with live weapons and ammunition for the first time in a real world combat type environment. Tech. Sgt. Pat Sullivan, a Westfield native, is the weapons expeditor for the Weapons shop at Barnes and
  • Ready, Set...Stop

    Sorties over Eastern Afghanistan?... Check. Convoys through Iraq? ........Got it. A federal government shutdown? ...that might be a problem....Members of the 104th Fighter Wing have earned a reputation for facing challenges head on but the looming government shutdown on 8 April nearly grounded the Barnestormers during their Weapons System
  • Airman in Focus: Senior Airman Nathaniel Poudrier

    Senior Airman Nate Poudrier is in his element as he expertly handles his duties in the structural maintenance shop during a drill weekend. He trades good natured quips with his colleagues in this tight knit unit amid the constant noise generated by the tasks associated with the shop.He is a full time AGR in the Aircraft Structural Maintenance Shop.