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  • 104th FW supports COVID-19 testing task force

    Fourteen members of the 104th Fighter Wing were activated to support Task Force Maher starting Oct. 12, 2021, throughout the state of Massachusetts. Task Force Maher is a joint Air and Army National Guard medical mission that established teams to help with COVID-19 testing of students and staff in 12 Massachusetts school districts. Members are currently on standby and remaining flexible to ensure support of the community.
  • 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.
  • Service members earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Service members tested their military proficiency with the goal of earning the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge Sept. 9-11 at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Eight Airmen represented the 104th Fighter Wing during the three-day event. “Competing at the GAFPB was an awesome experience,” said Staff Sgt. Sara Kolinski, 104th Fighter Wing public affairs specialist. “It's a great opportunity to push yourself and see what you are capable of. Crossing over the finish line after the ruck on the last day is such a satisfying feeling.”
  • Lanesborough, MA native serves community in dual roles as firefighter, MA ANG Airman

    Here at the 104th Fighter Wing, our Barnstormers pride themselves in their involvement and support of their communities. One of the wing’s newest Barnestormers: Staff Sgt. Caitlyn Durant, a weapons load crew team member with the 104th Fighter Wing’s Weapons Flight, exemplifies 104FW community dedication through her involvement as a volunteer firefighter in her hometown of Lanesborough, Massachusetts.
  • 104FW assesses capabilities with mobility exercise

    Airmen from across the 104th Fighter Wing participated in a mobility exercise August 9-16, 2021 at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. This exercise tested several units on their ability to rapidly deploy and process aircraft, equipment, cargo and personnel while maintaining mission readiness at home station.
  • 104th SFS Increases Capabilities with Domestic Operations Trailers

    The 104th Fighter Wing’s mission is to provide highly trained personnel and equipment for dedicated service to our community, commonwealth and nation. Last month we received new equipment that will help us fulfill our mission in the form of two domestic operations trailers.
  • 104th Fighter Wing officer remains calm, helps injured local

    On Tuesday, June 13, 2021, Officer Robert Keeler, 104th Security Forces Squadron Installation Security Officer, was out shopping with his wife in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, when they spotted a man who needed help.
  • Get to know 2020’s ANG Region One OAY: Senior Airman Sara Kolinski

    Out of eight states Senior Airman Sara Kolinski from the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, was chosen as the Air National Guard Region One Outstanding Airman of the Year for 2020.
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