144th Fighter Wing

Chief Master Sgt. Lorene Kitzmiller accepts new responsibilities during an assumption of authority ceremony held at Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, as she becomes Command Chief of the 144th Fighter Wing Dec. 7, 2019. Prior to becoming the 144th Fighter Wing Command Chief, she was the First Sergeant Program Functional Manager for approximately 875 personnel, across 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia, supporting 90 Air Wings with world-wide deployment responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christian Jadot)
During the final day of Sentry Aloha 20-1, which is a fighter integration training exercise held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, 120 Airmen from the 144th Fighter Wing stand in formation for a group photo with an F-15C Eagle. Sentry Aloha in a multi-state National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise that provides an opportunity for dissimilar aircraft combat training with a special focus on air-to-air combat integration between the F-15 Eagle and the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.
Crew chiefs from the 144th fighter wing prepare a F-15C Eagle fighter jet for the morning mission on the first flying day of Sentry Aloha 20-1, Jan. 08, 2020 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Sentry Aloha provides the Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force and DoD counterparts a multi-faceted, joint venue with supporting infrastructure and personnel that incorporates current, realistic integrated training. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathan Engelman, an electronic integrated systems mechanic with the California Air National Guard's 144th Fighter Wing, right, gives his squadron patch to Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Ramón “CZ” Colón-López, left, during the California Military Department's annual leadership conference, Jan. 18, 2020, in San Diego. The event gave members of the California Army National Guard, California Air National Guard and California State Guard an opportunity to ask questions and have a candid discussion with the military's top enlisted member. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeremy Vanderhal, 194th Fighter Squadron pilot, 144th Fighter Wing, prepares to launch from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport to participate in an Orange Flag exercise Dec. 10, 2019. The Orange Flag exercise is a quarterly large-force exercise hosted by the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Its primary purpose is to test air-to-air and air-to-ground communication systems between multiple aircraft and platforms.
An F-15C Ealgle from the 144th Fighter Wing launches from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport to participate in an Orange Flag exercise along with Edwards Air Force Base and China Lake Naval Air Station over the skies of the Majave desert Dec. 10, 2019. Orange Flag is a quarterly large-force exercise that tests state of the art air-to-air and air-to-ground communication systems between multiple aircraft and platforms.

144th Fighter Wing

144th Fighter WIngThe California Air National Guard Base in Fresno is home to the 144th Fighter Wing. The Federal Mission of the 144th Fighter Wing is to provide Air Superiority in support of worldwide joint operations as well as Air Defense of the United States. Additionally, the wing provides agile combat support, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to combatant commanders around the globe. The Wing also provides a variety of homeland defense capabilities to U.S. NORTHCOM.

State Mission - The 144th Fighter Wing provides a variety of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) capabilities to the Governor of California. Primary contributions include ready manpower, reconnaissance assets, response to chemical, biological and radiological attacks, security,
medical, civil engineering and command and control.

CA Air National Guard

Outstanding Airman 2019

Airman of the Year
Airman 1st Class Jonathan Engelman

NCO of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Jessica Couch

SNCO of the Year
Master Sgt. Christopher Perez

1st Sgt. of the Year
Master Sgt. Thomas Crane

CGO of the Year
Capt. Jacob McCoy

FGO of the Year
Lt. Col. Cesar Gonzalez
 
144th Support Group
California State Guard member of the Year
Senior Airman Stewart Shavinsky

Contact Numbers

Directory:
(559) 454-5100

Recruiters:
 (559) 454-5286

ID card questions and appointments:
 (559) 454-5274

Flight Scheduling info:
 (559) 454-5166

Famliy Readiness info:
 (559) 454-5383

Morale Call:
 (559) 454-5156
 DSN  839-5166

Public Affairs:
Phone: (559) 454-5246
DSN 839-5246

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Check out the updated logo of the California Military Department, which includes the Army Guard, the Air Guard, the State Guard, and Youth Programs.
Fresno Air National Guard Base, Calif.— During routine flying operations, 144th Fighter Wing pilots and maintainers prepare F-15 Eagles for take off from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport Aug. 14, 2019. #join144FW California National Guard
Fresno Air National Guard Base, California— An F-15 pilot of the 194th Fighter Squadron, 144th Fighter Wing, taxis to the runway as he prepares for take off from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport Aug. 14, 2019. Pilots perform routine training missions to keep their skills sharp and to maintain flight-hour requirements.
Paige, a trained facility therapy dog, stole the show this past drill weekend at the 144th Fighter Wing as she visited Airmen. Paige accompanies Dr. Stephanie Grant, the 144th FW director of psychological services, wherever she goes and helps to break down the stigma about seeking counseling and therapy services. For more information regarding mental health services and counseling options, Airmen can contact the office of the DPH at (559) 453-5461 or email Dr. Stephanie Grant at stephanie.a.grant13.civ@mail.mil. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. George Solis) California National GuardAir National Guard #join144FW
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Magram, California Air National Guard director of staff, held feedback sessions with 144th Fighter Wing Airmen at the Fresno Air National Guard Base Aug. 4, 2019. California National Guard Air National Guard #join144FW
Check out this month's Afterburner! https://www.144fw.ang.af.mil/Portals/40/documents/Afterburner%202019%20August.pdf Airmen, please be sure to review the announcements section for important information and deadlines.
Congratulations to the newest 144th Commanders! Col. Jeremiah “Weed” Cruz was selected as the new 144th Fighter Wing Commander and Lt. Col. Robert “Tigger” Swertfager was selected as the new 144th Operations Group Commander!
Talk to each other, take care of each other. Airmen are our most precious resource.
Thank you @AJKatoTV and Joshua Dean from @KSEE24 and @CBS47 for coming out and documenting our pilots returning fro… https://t.co/SfyOQnrV4V
Six F-15C Eagle fighter jets from the 144th Fighter Wing landed in Fresno Jan. 24, 2020 after completing a three-we… https://t.co/qFR3Gm3lnA
44 Seconds with the 144th: Spotlight on Tech. Sgt. Washington!! ⭐️ #join144fw #144seconds @thecaguard airnational… https://t.co/75x6u4s7QE
🎉🎉 Congratulations to #144FW Lt. Col. Cesar Gonzalez for being selected as the 2019 Field Grade Officer of the Year… https://t.co/LV22fUgMbh
U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing participate in Sentry Aloha 20-1 at Joint Base Pearl… https://t.co/HxBzN09eO3
Welcome to the team Trainee Gallagher! Kymberlie Gallagher swore in and enlisted as an Engine Shop maintainer with… https://t.co/KjoX4qTheg
In preparation for the Sentry Aloha at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, 144th Fighter Wing Airmen loaded pal… https://t.co/Qkksk6LVoH
Congratulations to the Air National Guard Recruiter of the Year for 2019... Tech. Sgt. Moneshia Washington!!! Tech.… https://t.co/0S4VtmW0Ad
Congratulations Command Chief Master Sgt. Lorene Kitzmiller! https://t.co/rh7k9OeVWQ
194th Fighter Squadron Change of Command Ceremony, Dec. 8, 2019 https://t.co/mDMZ1i17n6

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Public Affairs mission is to promote positive support for the 144th Fighter Wing and the California Air National Guard by providing accurate, relevant and timely information to our members, their families, and to our local community, state and nation. 

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144th Fighter Wing
5323 E. McKinley Ave.
Fresno, Ca. 93727-2199