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144FW Commander

Col. Jeremiah CruzColonel Jeremiah Cruz serves as the Commander of the 144th Fighter Wing.  In this role, Col. Cruz is responsible for the mission readiness and operational effectiveness of the 144th Fighter Wing.


 

Command Chief

Chief Master Sgt. Lorene Kitzmiller is the Command Chief of the 144th Fighter Wing at the Fresno Air National Guard Base (ANGB), California. She is the enlisted advisor to the Wing Commander and responsible for all affairs concerned with the enlisted personnel.

Operations Group Cmdr

Col. SwertfagerColonel Robert Swertfager is the Commander of the 144th Operations Group, 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, Fresno, Calif.

Medical Group Commander

Colonel John Blackburn is the Commander of the 144th Medical Group, 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, Fresno, Calif.

Maintenance Group Cmdr

Lt. Col. Christopher RidlonLt. Colonel Christopher Ridlon is the Commander of the 144th Maintenance Group, 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, Fresno, Calif.

Mission Support Group Cmdr

Col. Dave JohnstonColonel Dave Johnston is the Commander of the 144th Mission Support Group, 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard, Fresno, Calif.




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