Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Wing to Flyover the NASCAR Sprint Cup, New England 300

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Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey, Public Affairs Specialist
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September 16, 2016

Massachusetts Air National Guard's 104th Fighter Wing to Flyover the NASCAR Sprint Cup, New England 300

Nascar will begin Sunday at 1:30 P.M. at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 Eagles will conduct the flyover during the opening ceremony.
The Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 Eagles will fly in formation serving as a symbol of patriotism. Since the first flight as an independent service in 1947, the Air Force has provided our Nation's most responsive and effective source of global vigilance, reach and power in peacetime and war.

The flyovers performed by the 104th Fighter Wing's F-15 Eagles during special events display the Air National Guard's presence; serve as a training opportunity for the pilots and ground crews and for recruiting future members.
American Airmen bring airpower to the joint fight. The Massachusetts Air National Guard is a component of the United States Air Force total force.

Today's diverse Airmen stand ready to fly, fight and win against worldwide threats in air, space and cyberspace. Our Air Force is fully engaged as part of America's Joint Force in every region of the world and every mission area across the full spectrum of military operations.

The 104th Fighter Wing is equipped with the F-15 Eagle. One mission of the 104th is Aerospace Control Alert (ACA), providing armed fighters ready to scramble in a moment's notice to protect the Northeast from any airborne threat. The unit is responsible for protecting a quarter of the nation's population and one third of the Gross Domestic Product.