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The 144th’s Family Comes together

SrA Dustin Turner, a member of the 144th Fighter Wing EOD, showcases the equipment he uses to family members during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno, Calif. The wing’s Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

SrA Dustin Turner, a member of the 144th Fighter Wing EOD, showcases the equipment he uses to family members during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno, Calif. The wing’s Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

SrA Dustin Turner, a member of the 144th Fighter Wing EOD, showcases the equipment he uses to family members during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno, Calif. The wing’s Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

SrA Dustin Turner, a member of the 144th Fighter Wing EOD, showcases the equipment he uses to family members during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno, Calif. The wing’s Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

TSgt Eric Wheelis, a member of the 144th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and his daughter enjoy the afternoon during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno Calif. The Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

TSgt Eric Wheelis, a member of the 144th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and his daughter enjoy the afternoon during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno Calif. The Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

SrA Andrew Adams, a member of the 144th Fighter Wing Fire Department, showcases the fire engine to the Hood Family during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno Calif. The Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

SrA Andrew Adams, a member of the 144th Fighter Wing Fire Department, showcases the fire engine to the Hood Family during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno Calif. The Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

Lt Col. James Fisk, a member of the 144th  Operations Group, examines a classic car during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day car show at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno Calif. The Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

Lt Col. James Fisk, a member of the 144th Operations Group, examines a classic car during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day car show at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno Calif. The Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

A family member examines the Black Hawk static display during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno Calif. The Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

A family member examines the Black Hawk static display during the Oct 2, 2011 Family Day at the Air National Guard Base, Fresno Calif. The Family Day introduces military family members to Air Guard day to day operations and work environments along with games, food, and entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Robin Meredith)

California Air National Guard Base Fresno -- Air National Guard members invited their family to attend the annual Family Day events at the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, in Fresno on Oct. 2.

The events this year included a volleyball tournament between squadrons, static displays of Air Force and Army equipment, a car show filling the aircraft hanger on base, plus booths, food and fun for all to enjoy.

"Our family had fun," said Master Sgt. Christopher Arend, 144th Fighter Wing. "We loved the exhibits. The kids really enjoyed actually being able to touch some of the equipment. I enjoyed playing horseshoes."

The fighter wing provided a family environment where the servicemembers and their family could enjoy the afternoon together.

"I just love having the family out where everyone can enjoy themselves and be a part of our own military family," Sergeant Arend said.