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Vermont Airmen Test Agility During Multistate Exercise
February 8, 2024
U.S. Soldiers, U.S. Airmen, and a Department of Defense civilian ride in the back of a Chinook helicopter to observe training activities during the Maple Thunder exercise in Savannah, Georgia, Jan. 29, 2024.

104th Fighter Wing Conducts Readiness Exercise
November 6, 2023
104th Fighter Wing Airmen spend regularly scheduled drill weekend conducting a base-wide readiness exercise Nov. 2-5, 2023, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. Airmen showcased their abilities to sustain operations while engaged with a simulated near peer adversary.

Massachusetts Guard Attends Planning Conference in Israel
September 25, 2023
Members of the 102nd Intelligence Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, attended the National Guard Bureau-Home Front Command annual planning conference at HFC Headquarters in Ramla, Israel, July 22-28, 2023.

National Guard Honors Fallen in Memorial Day Observances
May 26, 2023
New York Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Michele Natali, left, the assistant adjutant general, Army; and New York Air National Guard Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hewson, the senior enlisted advisor for the New York Air National Guard, salute following the presentation of a wreath during a Memorial Day ceremony at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, New York, May 25, 2023. The names of 12 members of the New York Military Forces and civilian employees of the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs who have died in the past year were also read during the ceremony.

104th Fighter Wing Hosts ANG Production Assessment Team
December 21, 2022
An Air National Guard Production Assessment Team poses for a photo during a visit to the 104th Fighter Wing Dec. 15, 2022, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The PAT's goal at the 104 FW was to find ways to become more efficient to increase aircraft availability.

Pennsylvania Air Guard Joins Operation Noble Defender
November 15, 2022
Under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command , F-15s assigned to the Massachusetts Air National Guard, CF-18s assigned to the Royal Canadian Air Force, and a KC-135 assigned to the Maine Air National Guard fly in formation behind a KC-135 assigned to the Pennsylvania Air National Guard during air defense Operation Noble Defender Oct. 27, 2022.  The exercise validates the command’s capability to defend Canada and the United States.

Barnestormers complete joint aircraft recovery training
April 4, 2022
Nearly 50 Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members from the 104th Fighter Wing, 158th Fighter Wing and 439th Air Mobility Wing completed a joint hands-on Crash, Damaged or Disabled Aircraft Recovery training at Barnes Air National Guard base, Massachusetts, April 3, 2022.

104th FW conducts midpoint inspection readiness exercise
November 8, 2021
Senior Airman Dominic Isidro and Tech. Sgt. Matthew Annis, firefighters with the 104th Civil Engineer Squadron, drag Senior Airman Thomas Ruffo, firefighter with the 104CES, out of a simulated burning building during a midpoint readiness exercise Nov. 6, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. Midpoint inspections evaluate the wing’s capabilities to respond to threats in a contested, degraded and operationally limited environment.

131st Fighter Squadron raises capabilities, safety with SPYDR
October 29, 2021
104th Operations Support Flight Airmen install SPYDR in pilot helmets Sept. 18, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts. The SPYDR system provides an audible warning when a pilot's oxygen saturation drops below a specific threshold, enhancing their safety and tactical capabilities.

104th Medical Group trains on medical care, combat tactics
October 18, 2021
Medics and nurses from the 104th Medical Group trained to receive their Tactical Combat Casualty Care certificates Sept. 18-19, 2021, at the Hartford Hospital Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation in Hartford, Conn. The training focused on providing the best trauma care on the battlefield.

Service members earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge
October 4, 2021
Staff Sgt. Sara Kolinski, 104th Fighter Wing public affairs specialist, swims during the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge event Sept. 9, 2021, at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts. Participants were tested over a three-day period on swimming, a ruck march, marksmanship, a fitness assessment, and more.

104th SFS increases capabilities with new trailers
July 30, 2021
The 104th Security Forces Squadron received two domestic operations trailers in June to help fulfill its mission of responding anywhere it is needed. The multipurpose trailers can equip a 13-person security forces squad with command and control capability.

104th Fighter Wing hones skills during readiness exercise
June 17, 2021
Airmen from the 104th Medical Group assess, treat and transport Airmen after a simulated attack during a readiness exercise at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, June 10-13. The exercise enabled all elements of the 104th Fighter Wing to hone their skills in support of both state and federal missions.

104th Fighter Wing Flagship F-15 receives symbolic graphics
February 10, 2021
U.S. Air Force 104th Fighter Wing’s flagship F-15C Eagle, in the base’s main hangar Jan. 22, 2021, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass., displaying new decals that represent the American flag and every member in the wing.

N.Y. Guard Airman proud to be a Soldier after 29-year career
November 23, 2020
Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Peno instructing members of the New York Guard, the state's defense force, on the use of the computer communications system used by the New York National Guard during disasters, at Camp Smith Training Site on June 24, 2017.

Massachusetts Airmen recognized for innovation
November 16, 2020
Master Sgt. Leo Burbee, 104th Maintenance Group structural maintenance supervisor, and Master Sgt. Bob Oleksak, 104MXG fabrication element supervisor, stand at attention after receiving the Air Force Achievement Medal during a ceremony Nov. 14, 2020, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts.

Texas Guard team wins first NGB innovation competition
June 17, 2020
Finalists and panel judges are projected on a screen during the first National Guard Innovation Competition as Charles Crosby, right, a senior analyst with the National Guard Bureau’s Force, Structure and Assessment Directorate, serves as the emcee for the event at the Herbert R. Temple Jr. Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington Hall Station, June 12, 2020. A Texas National Guard innovation team won the competition’s top honor for helping develop advanced 3D printer technology.

Massachusetts Air Guard SARC receives SARC of the Year Award
May 28, 2020
Jacquelyn E. Tellier, sexual assault prevention and response program manager of the 102d Intelligence Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, was awarded the 2020 Liz Blanc Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year Award in May by the Department of Defense.

Adopting the family business, answering the call to service
May 27, 2020
In this March 30, 2017 photo, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein coins Tech. Sgt. Allen Nancarrow of the 102nd Security Forces Squadron, Massachusetts Air National Guard, at Otis Air National Guard Base. Goldfein served with Nancarrow's father, a retired master sergeant, in Italy. Allen Nancarrow is now a second lieutenant.

For Guard's 102nd IW, mission readiness must be maintained
April 29, 2020
Massachusetts National Guard Master Sgt. Tanya Borges and Tech. Sgt. Jenna Bouley, 102nd Intelligence Wing Public Health technicians, look over slides for a public health presentation April 17, 2020, Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass.