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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.
  • 104th Medical Group trains on medical care, combat tactics

    Members of the 104th Medical Group attended a two-day Tactical Combat Casualty Care course through the Center for Education, Simulation & Innovation with Hartford HealthCare Sept. 18-19, 2021, in Hartford, Connecticut. During the interactive event members were taught the goals of TCCC, which are to treat the casualties, prevent additional casualties, and complete the mission. They were also taught the three phases of TCCC; care under fire, tactical field care, and tactical evacuation care.
  • 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 Airmen attend symposium, develop as leaders

    Five exceptional Barnestormers, hand-selected by wing leadership, attended the 2021 Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Education and Development Symposium July 24-28, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. The AFSA PEDS is an annual conference which serves as a platform for Air and Space Force enlisted members to share ideas, learn, make their voices heard, and develop their professional network.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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