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  • 144th AFE Airmen support pilots at Red Flag 16-1

    The 144th Operations Group aircrew flight equipment team plays a big role in getting the 194th Fighter Squadron pilots ready to fly missions, day and night,  during Red Flag 16-1.The AFE team conducts routine inspections on all of the pilots' gear: g-suits, survival kits, harnesses and oxygen masks, to name a few. They ensure that everything is
  • From the F-16 to the F-15; Future Operating Capability

    It has been over two years since the 144th Fighter Wing started converting to a different type of aircraft to ensure the future operating capability of the unit. The 144th FW, out of Fresno, Calif., is preparing to declare that it is a fully operational F-15C Eagle unit on March 1, 2016. The 144th FW stopped flying the F-16 Fighting Falcon on
  • Emergency Physician Flies High With ANG

    There is great demand for medical professionals in the civilian world, and more so in the U.S. military. Military commissioned officer training programs allow civilian physicians a chance to serve their country as leaders in the medical field.U.S. Air Force Maj.  Benjamin Bonnes, 144th Medical Group flight surgeon, joined the Air National Guard
  • 144th LRS logistics plans: First in, last out

    The 144th Logistics Readiness Squadron logistics plans office plays a vast role in the success of the 144th Fighter Wing's mission. The logistics plans office implements plans moving personnel, aircraft, cargo and other military assets downrange and for training missions."We're like conductors of an orchestra," said U.S. Air Force Senior Master
  • FTX: Desert Fox

    A hot desert wind rips across the valley floor as airmen of the 144th Security Forces Squadron peer through night vision goggles into the quiet night. Practicing strict noise discipline they wait for enemy probing and attack from the opposing forces. Music, foreign to the ears of the American airmen, is blasted from a distant loud speaker and is
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