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104th Fighter Wing Increased Flying this Week

Release Number: 041018

Media Advisory

Release No. 18-23

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Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey

413-568-9151 ext. 698-1299

usaf.ma.104-fw.list.pa@mail.mil



 Oct. 3, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

104th Fighter Wing Increased Flying this Week

BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, WESTFIELD, Mass. – The 104th Fighter Wing anticipates an increased amount of flying this week at various times, due to transient F-15s from other units passing through as part of their mission. 

 

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The 104th Fighter Wing provides highly trained personnel ready to provide Air Superiority on demand anywhere in the world with 21 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.