104th Fighter Wing to conduct night flying training missions Published Oct. 18, 2022 104th Fighter Wing BARNES AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Massachusetts -- The 104th Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct night training flights Oct. 17-23, 2022. Night training maneuvers allow pilots based at Barnes Air National Guard Base to stay current with mandatory Air Force requirements as a part of their overall readiness training. The pilots will be training on both critical homeland defense and overseas wartime aviation skills. We would appreciate your help in sharing this news, to help alleviate the local residents from being alarmed. #30# The 104th Fighter Wing is made up of highly trained personnel ready to provide Air Superiority on-demand anywhere in the world with 21 assigned F-15C Eagle aircraft. The 104th is trained to provide 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, provide security for one-quarter of the nation’s population and over one-third of the nation's Gross Domestic Product. The 104FW is always on call for emergency response to include: security, logistics, communications, explosive ordnance disposal, firefighting, and medical support, to the nation and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.