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104th to Host Key State and Federal Legislative Members and Representatives

Release Number: 011615

Media Advisory
Release No. 16-15
Contact:
Senior Master Sgt. Julie Avey, Public Affairs Specialist
Lt. Col. Brenda Hendricksen, Public Affairs Officer
413-568-9151 ext. 698-1299 or ext. 698-1800
Cell: (619) 665-4252
usaf.ma.104-fw.list.pa@mail.mil

August 11, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

104th to Host Key State and Federal Legislative Members and Representatives.

(8/11/2016 - Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass.) - The 104th Fighter Wing to host key State and Federal legislative members and representatives, Sunday, August 14, 2016.

The media is invited to interview legislators, their representatives, and ANG leadership at the end of the visit.

Media must register with the 104th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office by calling before 8 a.m., Sunday, August 14, 2016. All media will arrive at Barnes Air National Guard Base no later than 11:15 a.m.  

Topics will include:
- Updates on Barnes Air National Guard Base from the 104th Fighter Wing Commander
- Updates on Barnes selection as possible future F-35 mission base
- Updates on the  Massachusetts Air National Guard from the Massachusetts Adjutant General
- Meet the new Director of the Air National Guard, Lt. Gen. L. Scott Rice, and hear about his strategic initiatives for the Air National Guard
- Learn how the 104th Fighter Wing members performed with NATO members as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve

The Wing's Family Day Picnic takes place after the briefings/tour in honor of Wing members who recently returned home from Europe as a part of the theater security package to Iceland, Estonia, the Netherlands, and Bulgaria in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Media are also invited to attend this event.
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Read more on the 104th Fighter Wing here:

Air Force Officials Announce Barnes Air National Guard Base as a candidate base for the F-35A
http://www.104fw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123475814

ANG Verifies Strengths at Frisian Flag 2016, Operation Atlantic Resolve
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/196341/ang-verifies-strengths-frisian-flag-2016-operation-atlantic-resolve

104th Fighter Wing Named Air Control Alert Unit of the Year
http://www.104fw.ang.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123470460


104th Fighter Wing Maintainer of the Year Protects U.S. Air Space in Northeast
https://www.dvidshub.net/news/199022/104th-fighter-wing-maintainer-year-protects-us-air-space-northeast