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  • Locally-Hosted Training Exercise Media Day

    Fresno’s 144th Fighter Wing is holding a media day event Mar. 24, 2020 for the Valley Thunder training exercise. Valley Thunder is a two-week long military fighter jet training exercise being held at the Fresno Air National Guard Base, and it is hosted by the 144th FW’s 194th Fighter Squadron. F-15

  • F-16 crashes near March Air Reserve Base

    — An F-16 Fighting Falcon from a detachment of the 144th Fighter Wing, stationed at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., experienced a mishap May 16 at approximately 3:45 p.m.


    A Ukrainian Su-27UB aircraft carrying a U.S. service member and a Ukrainian service member crashed during a routine familiarization training flight Oct. 16, killing both pilots.The U. S. Air Force pilot was Lt. Col. Seth “Jethro” Nehring, a fighter pilot with the California Air National Guard’s