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7.Massachusetts state ANG

Last modified: 03 May 2022

Country: United States    Region: Massachusetts

Latitude: 42° 10' 2" N     Longitude: -73° 16' 58" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


Massachusetts state Air National Guard is operating from several locations:

- Westfield - Barnes ANG Base 4210'2"N 7242'56"W with 104th Fighter Wing operating F-15C's under Air Combat Cmd.

- Otis ANG Base 4138'51"N 7031'19"W with 102d Intell Wing Its mission: provide world wide precision intelligence, cyber and command and control,
Otis is now part of current Joint Base Cape Cod (Coastguard)

N of base decommissioned BOMARC missile facility at grid 4140'56"N l7032'20"W. Former USAF Airdef Cmd, 26th Airdef Msl Sq operating 28 x CIM-10 (1959-1972). CIM-10 Bomarc was a supersonic interceptor for Cold War North American air defense and also the only USAF deployed SAM. Stored horizontally in a launcher shelter the aircraft was erected to fire vertically using rocket boosters and then was ramjet-powered during midcourse command guidance to a dive point. The onboard radar allowed BOMARC to guide itself to the target (e.g., enemy bomber or formation) and to detonate a 10 KT nuc warhead.

Army / - 3rd Bn/126th Aviation Regiment (part of 29th Infantry Div Army National Guard),

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