Joe Trosky, National Sales Manager, visited Barnes Air National Guard Base for the Mass Development, Commonwealth of MA Military Asset and Security Strategy Task Force meeting. At the meeting were several military personnel, including Major General Rice (pictured below with Joe), who is in change of the 104th Fighter Wing and the rest of the MA Guard. The discussion consisted of spreading the word about the importance of Barnes ANGB and the 104th, including a speech given by Congressman Neal and what he does in DC to help keep it funded.
The Guard brings in about $80 million in spend dollars to the local economy and employs a couple of hundred people, including both military and civilian. The wing here at Barnes is on 24/7/365, watching over the skies from Cape May, NJ to Pittsburgh to Buffalo to Maine.