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  • 104th Fighter Wing conducts midpoint inspection readiness exercise, gauges abilities

    Barnestormers across the 104th Fighter Wing conducted a readiness exercise as part of the wing’s midpoint inspection November 4-6, 2021 at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. Midpoint inspections are conducted to evaluate the wing’s Commander’s Inspection Program and to evaluate the wing’s capabilities to respond to threats in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment. 
  • 104th Communications Flight cyber surety team, information gatekeepers

    Shaun St.Clair, 104th Communications Flight information assurance specialist and wing cyber security office member, and Keith Mudgett, 104CF information assurance specialist and communication security manager, are two of the individuals tasked with safeguarding COMSEC and performing vulnerability management at the 104th Fighter Wing.
  • 131st Fighter Squadron improves capabilities, safety with SPYDR

    The 131st Fighter Squadron became the first F-15C Eagle unit to employ SPYDR by Spotlight Labs Sept. 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. SPYDR is a system for pilots and aircrew that uses sensor technology to detect and monitor physiological changes, such as hypoxia. If there is an emergency, the helmet insert will warn the pilots in real time, improving the pilot’s safety while flying.
  • DAF COVID-19 military vaccination deadlines approaches

    Any active-component Airman or Guardian who has refused to obtain a qualifying vaccine by Nov. 2 and has not received, or, is not in the process of seeking, a medical exemption or religious accommodation will be in violation of a lawful order and subject to discipline under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • Celebrating 74 years of generating airpower

    All Airmen play an important role in generating military airpower for the nation, past and present. The U.S. Air Force has a 74-year success record in airpower, and we will continue to build on this foundation as we accelerate change to meet the warfighting demands of tomorrow.
  • ANG develops leaders at 2021 TIME Conference

    The Massachusetts Air National Guard hosted Air National Guardsmen from Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Nebraska, Delaware, and Arizona the week of August 16 - 20 at the Technical Sergeants Involved and Mentoring Enlisted Airmen at the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center, Southbridge, Massachusetts. Sergeants at the TIME Conference spent the week focusing on leadership development, including discussing resiliency, emotional intelligence, physical fitness, leading generations, and more. The week culminated with A Leader Worth Following presented by keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Basik.
  • DAF offers Total Force enlisted members’ bridge to med school, commission

    Total Force enlisted Airmen and Guardians wanting to become a commissioned officer and military healthcare provider can complete their preparatory coursework for admission to medical school while on active duty.
  • Air Force releases additional dress and appearance changes

    New dress and appearance updates will soon be released following feedback, testing from Airmen and reviews conducted as a part of the 2020 Air Force Uniform Board.
  • Austin Seeks Presidential Approval for Mandatory Troop Vaccinations by Mid-September

    The COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory for service members by mid-September, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in a message to the force.
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