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  • Annual School Supply Giveaway Helping Military Families

    The 144th Fighter Wing’s Airman & Family Readiness hosted its annual School Supply Giveaway for military families Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, 2020 in the engine shop classroom at the Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, providing over 200 unit members with school supplies. Dorene Vierra, Airman and

  • Airmen Return Home After Serving State Missions

    Over 30 Airmen from the 144th Fighter Wing returned, July 14, 2020, from responding to multiple missions across California. It all began, April 9, when Airmen were tasked with providing assistance to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Silicon Valley, located in San Jose, California. Their work at

  • Flexibility Is Key

    Capt. Patrick McGar, a drill status guardsmen and 144th Medical Group Detachment clinical nurse, had to adapt repeatedly as mission requirements changed while he was serving as a member of a COVID-19 medical strike team which provided support to several Southern California cities affected by the

  • 144th Medical Group Detachment Supporting California

    Six to twelve hours. That's the amount of time the 144th Medical Detachment 1 has to report, prepare and deploy when an order comes in requiring their support. The clock started when California Gov. Gavin Newsom gave an order March 13th, requesting a 10-person medical augmentation team to assist the

  • Valley Thunder Coming This March

    UPDATE: This exercise was canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The 194th Fighter Squadron Griffins from the 144th Fighter Wing are hosting the Valley Thunder training exercise Mar. 17-21, 2020 from the Fresno Air National Guard Base. Valley Thunder is fighter jet training exercise, which