144th Fighter Wing

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 144th watch a U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet depart Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 10, 2020 after the conclusion of Checkered Flag. Checkered Flag provides Dissimilar Air Combat Training for fourth and fifth-generation aircraft to optimize the skill set of all the Airmen involved. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christian Jadot)
Lt. Col. Jonathan Burd, 194th Fighter Squadron pilot, puts on his helmet for his return home flight after exercise Checkered Flag concluded, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 10, 2020. Checkered Flag missions are conducted in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico training airspace, with simulated threat systems and opposing forces to provide realistic air-to-air training scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christian Jadot)
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jet from the 144th Fighter Wing taxis off the flight line during Valley Thunder at the Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, February 1, 2021.
U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jet from the 194th Fighter Squadron, Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, sit on the run way during downtime for Checkered Flag at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 9, 2020. Checkered Flag provides Dissimilar Air Combat Training for fourth and fifth-generation aircraft to optimize the skill set of all the Airmen involved. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christian Jadot)
Airman 1st Class Anthony Acosta and Airman 1st Class John Aldecoa, 144th Maintenance Squadron, breaks down countermeasures to be stored and shipped back to Fresno, California, during the exercise Checkered Flag, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 9, 2020. This training exercise provides an opportunity for F-15C Eagle and other legacy aircraft pilots to train with fifth-generation aircraft against advanced threats. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christian Jadot)
Airman 1st Class Jesus Molina-Serrato, 144th Maintenance Squadron, checks the countermeasures of a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jet after it returned from a sortie during Checkered Flag, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 9, 2020. Checkered Flag missions are conducted in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico training airspace, with simulated threat systems and opposing forces to provide realistic air-to-air training scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Christian Jadot)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Patrick McGar, 144th Fighter Wing clinical nurse, administers a COVID-19 test at a drive-thru testing site in Indio, Calif. McGar and his medical strike team administered tests from April 1 to May 20, averaging 600 tests per day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Marchini)
An F-15C Eagle from the 144th Fighter Wing takes off from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport with airport's main terminal in the background, Mar. 17, 2020, to conduct a routine training mission, ensuring pilots maintain required training hours and the Wing maintains mission readiness. (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.

Mission: To maintain combat ready forces able to rapidly generate, employ, and sustain global Air Power and agile support for nation and state.

 

Vision: To be a premier, professional team of warriors that is diverse, inclusive, connected and relentlessly improving to serve nation and state.

CA Air National Guard

Outstanding Airman 2019

Airman of the Year
Senior Airman David Delfin

NCO of the Year
Tech. Sgt. Cynthia Gomez

SNCO of the Year
Master Sgt. Steven Kochems

CGO of the Year
Capt. James Kane

FGO of the Year
Major Chance Pasley

Contact Numbers

Directory:(559) 454-5100

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

Recruiters:
 (559) 454-5286

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.
Happy Flag Day 2021 from the 144th Fighter Wing. #FlagDay #144fw https://t.co/wcrlkRnbQn
RT @AirNatlGuard: Happy 246th birthday to our brothers and sisters in the @USArmy!🎉 #ArmyBDay #ArmyStrong
The 144th Fighter Wing family is deeply saddened at the sudden loss of one of our own. On June 7, Lt Col Billy “Taz… https://t.co/8GtOD0claV
Here are the highlights from the 144th Fighter Wing’s “Cities of Honor” ceremony celebrating the City of Clovis.… https://t.co/J0QDeNKkhA
On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we thank the spouses of our Airmen and all military spouses. Thank you for you… https://t.co/rzG5N04mWn
May the 4th Be With You! From the 144th Fighter Wing (Photo illustration by Capt Jason Sanchez) https://t.co/VdFn8VfwR5
RT @usairforce: Equality for all. Today we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and what he stood for. King dreamed of a nation…
Watch the highlights from this past weekend's change of command ceremony. #144FW #join144FWhttps://t.co/BtvTQuc9a8
Thank you @KSEE24, @CBS47, and @mederiosbabb for highlighting the comraderie and generosity of our Airmen at the… https://t.co/PNhLYfbN9A
Col. Cruz, presented a one-of-a-kind gift to Chief Master Sgt. Lorene Kitzmiller, Dec. 18, before she leaves to beg… https://t.co/6RJdwk75ok

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