104th Fighter Wing Providing Independence Day Fly Overs

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Media Advisory

Release No. 17-26



Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen, Public Affairs Officer

Wk. 413-572-1800

Cell: 413-454-9590



June 30, 2017





104th Fighter Wing Providing Independence Day Fly Overs


BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTFIELD, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing will be providing four fly overs with two F15s for Independence Day celebrations in Massachusetts. 


On July 4th two F15s will fly over the Star Spangled Springfield Independence Day celebration at approximately 7:10 p.m.


The second of the four fly overs will be over the Manchester by the Sea Fourth of July Parade in Manchester Massachusetts at approximately 7:30 p.m.


Following the fly over in Manchester the 104th FW F15s will fly over the Salem Massachusetts Independence Day celebration at the Salem Maritime Historic Site on Derby Wharf at approximately 7:45 p.m.  There will then be fireworks at the location at approximately 9:15 p.m.  


From there the two F15s will proceed to fly over the Boston Pops Independence Day Celebration on the Esplanade at approximately 8:15 p.m.  The fly over at the Esplanade will be proceeded by the Boston Pops performing the National Anthem with an Army Band.  Following the F15 flyover at the Esplanade there will be a fireworks display there.


“We are excited to be able to support both Salem, MA and the Boston Esplanade 4th of July celebrations this year with F-15C flyovers to celebrate the Independence of our great Nation," said Lt. Col. Jared "Chowda" Conaboy, 104th Operations Support Flight Commander.




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 over one third of the Gross Domestic Product.