By Maj Matthew T. Mutti, Wing Executive Officer, 104th Fighter Wing
/ Published June 05, 2010
Barnes Air National Guard Base, 104 Fighter Wing - Westfield, Mass -- There are many things the Barnes is known for: operational excellence, it's alert mission, and its environmental protection program.
The 104th Fighter Wing's environmental office, led by Mr. John Richardson was award for the second time this year for its dedication to protecting the environment.
Earlier this year, Richardson and the assistant base environmental manager, Ms. Jennifer Marsh, were recognized with a presidential award for their electron waste recycling program.
Again, Richardson and his team were recognized, this time by the National Guard Bureau.
The wing was awarded the 2009 NGB-A7 Environmental Quality Award. A7 is the Installation and Mission Support Directorate of the Air National Guard. This directorate overseas the units Environmental Management programs.
The Environmental Office was awarded for its work with the F-15 conversion and ensuring the base was complaint with all state and federal environmental regulations.