By Airman 1st Class Victoria Boyton, 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — The 4th Fighter Wing celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The wing is able to trace its roots back to World War II, when seven American pilots volunteered to fight alongside the Royal Air Force and defend […]
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By Senior Airman Malissa Armstrong, 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — The 391st Fighter Squadron demonstrated a new advancement to its systems for the first time at RED FLAG-Alaska 17-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 31st – August 11, 2017. “This is the first time we’re going to […]
By Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published September 05, 2017 ŠIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania — The Eagle is a combat proven, tactical fighter designed to permit the U.S. Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. It can penetrate rival defenses and outperform and outfight any current opposing aircraft, […]
By Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs / Published August 31, 2017 ŠIAULIAI AIR BASE, Lithuania — The United States Air Force assumed control of the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission from the Polish air force during a hand-over, take-over ceremony at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, Aug. 30, 2017. Approximately 140 Airmen and seven […]
By Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy, 173rd Fighter Wing KINGSLEY FIELD, Ore. — The active duty Air Force detachment based here is now officially designated as the 550th Fighter Squadron following an activation ceremony at Kingsley Field, July 21, 2017. In 2014, the detachment was activated as a part of the Total Force Integration (TFI), which […]
By Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Uvda Air Base, Uvda, Israel — Twelve F-15E Strike Eagles along with 262 Airmen attached to the 48th Fighter Wing, 494th Fighter Squadron from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England deployed to Israel in support of exercise Juniper Falcon from May 7 – 22, 2017. The 494th […]
By Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield, 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs ROYAL AIR BASE LAKENHEATH, England — The coveted Raytheon Trophy was awarded to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, May 13, during a celebration at the Duxford Imperial War Museum, England. Every year, fighter squadrons across the Air Force are judged on their performance across specified mission sets, […]
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Leo Thorsness, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during a dogfight over North Vietnam and who later spent six years in the enemy prison camp known as the “Hanoi Hilton,” died May 2 at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 85. The Congressional Medal of […]
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