144th Fighter Wing

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)
144th Fighter Wing Airmen who served at the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Silicon Valley stand to take a photo in San Jose, California, June 3, 2020. These Airmen packed food, assisting the food bank in their efforts to feed over one million Californians during the COVID-19 response effort. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Charles Vaughn)
The California National Guard’s Senior Airman Mikel Chatelle, 144th Fighter Wing, Army Staff Sgt. Ivan Gallardo, Medical Detachment, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Alice Nitzsche, 144th Fighter Wing, discuss plans on how to organize medical supplies for distribution at the California Emergency Medical Services Authority facility March 20, 2020 in Sacramento, California. California National Guard units across the state have been activated by Gov. Gavin Newsome to support local and state agencies impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent containment efforts. Cal Guard units will primarily provide support to medical, logistics and other humanitarian efforts. (Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Sheldon)
An F-15C Eagle from the 144th Fighter Wing takes off from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport during a beautiful Fresno morning, 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)
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)
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.

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

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

 (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.
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
RT @AirNatlGuard: #ICYMI The @144thFW honed their air superiority skills recently in Florida at the large-scale aerial exercise Checkered F…
Here's the latest episode of PAWsitive Habits. https://t.co/g2WGkB1Ygf
Tech. Sgt. Julie Riddle offers her perspective on what it's like to be a unit training manager at the 144th Fighter… https://t.co/C5ziS7RYbO
Thanksgiving came early to the 144th Fighter Wing. https://t.co/QZdue84PhL
F-15 Eagles from the #144th Fighter Wing take off from the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Oct 15, 2020, to… https://t.co/yRoFrb26sp

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. 


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