144th Fighter Wing

A crew chief with the 144th Fighter Wing marshals a F-15C Eagle assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 10 during the morning launch as part of the Clear Sky 2018 exercise. This exercise is an example of continued U.S. engagement promoting stability in the region. Clear Sky 18 provides the U.S. and its partners an opportunity to develop common solutions in promoting security. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
A pilot assigned to the 194th Fighter Squadron prepares to taxi during the morning launch at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 10 during the Clear Sky 2018 exercise. Clear Sky 18 is the first large-scale, air-centric, multinational regional security exercise that United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa has sponsored in eastern Europe since 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
A Su-27 Flanker takes off from Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 10 during the afternoon launch as part of Clear Sky 2018. The exercise is the first large-scale, air-centric, multinational regional security exercise that United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa has sponsored in eastern Europe since 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Eric Wheelis, 144th Maintenace group Crew Chief, does a pre-flight inspection during the morning launch at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 10 as part of the Clear Sky 2018 exercise. Exercises like this increase participating nations' capacity to conduct a full spectrum of military operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Rob Swertfager, Director of the State Partnership Program for California and 194th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle pilot gives a pre-flight safety brief to NBC Pentagon correspondent Hans Nichols at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 10 during the Clear Sky 2018 exercise. Clear Sky provides participating nations a training opportunity to enhance their capability to conduct multinational and coalition operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
U.S. Air Force Airmen watch the morning launch preparations on the second day of air operations at Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine, Oct. 10 as part of the Clear Sky 2018 exercise. Exercises like this increase participating nations' capacity to conduct a full spectrum of military operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Vaughn)

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 2017

Airman of the Year
Airman 1st Class Angela Her

NCO of the Year
Staff Sgt. Alejandro Marlow

SNCO of the Year
Senior Master Sgt. Troy Scott

1st Sgt. of the Year
Master Sgt. Larry Wright

CGO of the Year
Capt. April Partin

FGO of the Year
Lt. Col. Christopher Ridlon

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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The 144th Fighter Wing will be doing a four ship fly over for the pre-game activities at the LA Dodgers home game today!
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The 194th Fighter Squadron held a change of command ceremony over the weekend. Check out the video from Staff Sgt. George Solis. #join144fw
144th Fighter Wing welcomes it's newest senior noncommissioned officer's.
Air National Guard members simulated an active shooting incident at the Fresno Air National Guard Base in order to test the 144th Fighter Wing's ability to respond to and recover from a mass casualty event.
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Ridlon, incoming 194th Fighter Squadron commander, accepts the guidon of the 194th FS from Col. Victor Sikora, 144th Operations Group commander, during the 194th FS's change of command ceremony at the Fresno Air National Guard Base, Calif. June 2, 2018. #144thFW
194th Fighter Squadron Change of Command! Congrats Lt. Col. Chris “Cliff” Ridlon! #144thFW #join144FW @ 144th Fighter Wing
Fini flight for Lt. Col. Dan “Rosco” Wittmer at #144FW #join144FW @ 144th Fighter Wing
Here's the 144th Fighter Wing's latest Wingman Day. https://t.co/oDbk1Uwiqt
The 144th Force Support Squadron has a new commander...his name is Maj. Kevin Swayne. Maj. Swayne was able to share… https://t.co/p7XSHBR21F
NBC helped showcase the hard work of the @144thFW and the @AirGuardCAHQ at Clear Sky 18! https://t.co/61QaLxK6p3… https://t.co/EeLeTfMbLl
Ukraine President visits 144 FW during Clear Sky ‘18 exercise @144thFW @NationalGuardCA @usairforcehttps://t.co/HxEHS2czyw
A successful 1st day! Flying operations kicked off today for Clear Sky 2018! @GoAirGuard @NationalGuardCAhttps://t.co/vUqHfUKIMB
History has been made! U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jets from the California Air National Guard have landed f… https://t.co/CbLt4gKRK2
The 144th Fighter Wing’s 75th Anniversary Jet and it’s first airshow fly-by! #join144fw #CalGuard #usaf #F15Chttps://t.co/I3gruF4Gvq
Come check out the 75th Anniversary Jet at the California Capital Airshow!!! Take a selfie and get an up close look… https://t.co/vW1ysmMrTv

Public Affairs

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