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  • 144th Brings the Thunder to the Valley

    Valley Thunder is set to be a two-week military fighter jet training exercise being conducted in training airspaces in the region, and is hosted by the 144th FW’s 194th Fighter Squadron.
  • 144th Fighter Wing Administers COVID-19 Vaccine to Airmen

    The 144th Medical Group started providing  the first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Airmen of the 144th Fighter Wing on January 8, 2021.To ensure the wing was ready and capable to administer the new vaccine, Senior Master Sgt. Nathan Krebs, 144th MDG health systems technician, said there were certain training and infrastructure criteria
  • 144FW Year in Review

    The year 2020 has been an unprecedented year for the 144th Fighter Wing. In the face of a global pandemic, the Airmen of the 144FW were able to successfully meet the demands of providing mission-ready Airmen and equipment, homeland and disaster response missions, deployments around the globe, and sustained support of the state's battle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
  • A New Commander at the 144th Fighter Wing

    Col. Troy Havener accepted command of the 144th Fighter Wing from the outgoing commander Col. Jeremiah Cruz.
  • 144th Fighter Wing Flies High During Checkered Flag

    Over 150 Airman and eight F-15C Eagle Fighter Jets from the 144th FW participate in the two week air combat training exercise, Checkered Flag, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 09, 2020.
  • 144th Trunk-or-Treat

    Dozens of Airmen and family members of the 144th Fighter Wing participated in a Trunk or Treat event Oct. 23 in a parking area near the 144th Maintenance Hangar at the Fresno Air National Guard Base.
  • 144FW Headed to Checkered Flag 21-1

    Airmen from the 144th Fighter Wing departed for Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida October 30 to participate in Checkered Flag 21-1. The exercise is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate the F-15 Eagle, a fourth-generation fighter, with fifth-generation aircraft to enhance the mobility, deployment, and employment capabilities of Air Force aviators and maintainers. During the two week exercise, the 144th Airmen and aircraft will be tested in all phases of air-to-air combat operations in an unrestricted, realistic environment.
  • Tyndall brings the heat with Checkered Flag 21-1

    Checkered Flag 21-1, a large-scale aerial exercise hosted at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, began Nov. 2 and is scheduled to continue through Nov. 14.
  • 144th Fighter Wing Announces Newly Appointed Victim Advocates

    144th Fighter Wing would like to announce our newest Volunteer Victim Advocates. Victim Advocates are available 24/7 on a rotational schedule. Advocates have been trained to provide crisis intervention, referral and ongoing nonclinical support. They can also provide information on available options and resources so that the individual who experienced sexual assault can make informed decisions. With permission, Victim Advocates may also accompany the victim to medical appointments, investigative meetings, legal proceedings, and court hearings.
  • 144th FW Supports Creek Fire Response

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Cesar Gonzalez, 144th Fighter Wing Inspections officer, recently returned from the Creek Fire Incident Command Post in Fresno County after serving as the Joint Forces Headquarters liaison officer and a key resource to partner agencies, for 16 straight days from Sept. 8 to Sept. 23, 2020.As a California National Guard liaison officer at the Incident Command Post, Lt. Col. Gonzalez had to maintain constant contact with all the partner agencies, track their capabilities and needs, and communicate the Cal Guard’s resources and abilities to augment or support response efforts.