144th Fighter Wing

U.S. Air Force Col. Jeremiah Cruz, 144th Fighter Wing commander, addresses his family, friends, guests and Airmen during his Assumption of Command ceremony at the Fresno Air National Guard Base Oct. 2, 2019. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
Maj. Gen. David Baldwing, The Adjutant General, California National Guard, hands the 144th Fighter Wing guidon to Col. Jeremiah Cruz, 144th Fighter Wing commander, during his Assumption of Command ceremony, at the Fresno Air National Guard Base Oct. 2, 2019. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
The official party, Airmen and guests stand and salute for the singing of the National Anthem during the Assumption of Command ceremony held for Col. Jeremiah Cruz, the new 144th Fighter Wing commander, at the Fresno Air National Guard Base Oct. 2, 2019. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
Airmen assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing salute the official party at the Assumption of Command ceremony for Col. Jeremiah Cruz,144th Fighter Wing commander, at the Fresno Air National Guard Base Oct. 2, 2019. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
Airmen from the 144th Fighter Wing stand in formation prior to the Assumption of Command ceremony for Col. Jeremiah Cruz, the new wing commander, at the Fresno Air National Guard Base Oct. 2, 2019. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
U.S. Air Force Maj. Brett “Duke” Faber completed his final flight in the F-15C Eagle with the 144th Fighter Wing Sept. 11, 2019. His brother, Capt. Matthew Faber, who is also a fighter pilot with the unit, flew with him during his final training mission. Maj. Faber is beginning a position as an Introductory to Fighter Fundamentals instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. As is customary, he was welcomed back by two fire-engine water arcs as he taxied to the aircraft’s parking spot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Jason Sanchez)

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.
F-15C Eagle fighter jets from the 144th Fighter Wing, Fresno Air National Guard Base, flyover the Fresno Veterans D… https://t.co/KccgulZDB4
RT @SecAFOfficial: Today we honor those who have served, those currently serving & the families who support them in defending this great na…
Congratulations to the 2019 #144FW Outstanding Airmen of the year winners!!! 🙌 Lt. Col. Cesar Gonzalez Capt. Jaco… https://t.co/6P5lzKCbqh
Congratulations to the new #144FW Commander, Col. Jeremiah “Weed” Cruz!! @AirNatlGuard @CalGuard @ABC30 @KMPHFOX26https://t.co/6VH6qCnGYm
The Airmen of the 144th Fighter Wing had a great time participating in the California Capital Airshow this past wee… https://t.co/FwvksiXobv
The Airmen of the 144th Fighter Wing enjoyed participating in the California Capital Airshow this past weekend, Oct… https://t.co/l5ZrAl9WEN
Lots of 😁🌭&🏐at the 144th Fighter Wing’s Family Day. #join144FW @theCaGuard @GoAirGuard https://t.co/jpDB9EdCDr
The unique commemorative paint scheme on this jet celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the 194th Fighter Squadron, an… https://t.co/TWjFXDq6lJ
The 75th Anniversary Jet, an F-15C Eagle, from the 144th Fighter Wing, parks at Mather Airport on Friday, Oct. 4, 2… https://t.co/XfahleqT2x

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