At our Fresno base, our primary mission is the Fighter mission, which involves air-to-air and air-to-ground operations designed to support ground forces and to gain control of enemy airspace. Additional missions include Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Homeland Defense and Air Sovereignty.
The 144th Fighter Wing comprises the Headquarters Group and four subordinate units: Maintenance Group, Operations Group, 144th Mission Support Group, and the 144th Medical Group. Its mission is to provide air defense protection for California from the Mexican border to Oregon utilizing the F-15 Eagle jet fighter aircraft. The 144th also supports the nation's Counter Drug Program and responds to state emergencies when requested by the Governor of California.