104th Fighter Wing to conduct night flying training missions

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Media Advisory
Release No. 22-10
Randy Burlingame
413-568-9151 ext. 698-1202
Dec 6, 2022


104th Fighter Wing to conduct night flying training missions

The 104th Fighter Wing is scheduled to conduct night training flights Dec. 6-11, 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. 


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, security for one-quarter of the nation’s population and over one-third of the Gross Domestic Product. 

The Wing 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.