BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTFIELD, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct F-15 Eagle flyovers at 18 different locations across Massachusetts and Connecticut in honor of Memorial Day.
“On Memorial Day, we honor the tremendous sacrifice made by military members and their families while serving our country,” said Col. James Suhr. “These Memorial Day flyovers are a tribute in honor of these great Americans who both defended our freedom and shaped our military to be the best in the world.”
The scheduled flyovers are weather dependent and anticipated times are as follows: Kent, Conn. 9:30 a.m., Norfolk, Conn. 9:33 a.m., Lakeside, Conn. 9:36 a.m., Pepperell, Mass. 9:46 a.m., Paxton, Mass. 9:50 a.m., Ludlow, Mass. 9:55 a.m., Holyoke, Mass. 9:56 a.m., New Milford, Conn. 10:05 a.m., Naugatuck, Conn. 10:10 a.m., Shrewsbury, Mass. 10:23, Westfield, Mass. 10:30 a.m., Agawam, Mass. 10:33 a.m., Palmer, Mass. 11:00 a.m., Leicester, Mass. 11:05 a.m., Grafton, Mass. 12:00 p.m., Uxbridge, Mass. 12:03 p.m., Cheshire, Mass. 1 p.m., Florence, Mass. 1:30 p.m.
The 104th Fighter Wing provides highly trained personnel ready to provide Air Superiority on demand anywhere in the world with assigned F-15C Eagle Aircraft. The 104th also sits 24/7 Aerospace Control Alert, providing armed F-15 fighters ready to scramble in a moment's notice to protect the northeast United States from any airborne threat protecting one-quarter of the nation's population and over one-third of the Gross Domestic Product. The Wing is always on call to provide emergency response to include security, logistics, communications, explosive ordnance disposal, firefighting, and medical support to the nation and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.