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Staff Sgt. Austin Craven, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, demonstrates a military working dog seizure during the 4th Fighter Wing 75th Anniversary tour, Sept. 15, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. During the tour, members of the Fire Department, security forces, MWD and explosive ordnance disposal held different stations and demonstrated the supporting units that support the 4th Fighter Wing mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda A. Loera) 4 FW celebrates 75 years of airpower, tradition
As the youngest branch of the Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force, celebrated its 70th birthday, the 4th Fighter Wing celebrated its 75th anniversary with a weekend of celebratory events and ceremonies. The 4th Fighter Group was activated Sept. 29, 1942 in Debden, England during World War II. The Eagle Squadrons consisted of American volunteers, until the 4th FG became part of the Army Air Corps and drafted members. The wing hosted a 50-year-old time capsule ceremony, a base tour, the Battle of Britain ceremony, unveiled a heritage aircraft paint scheme on an F-15E Strike Eagle and a formal gala to honor the milestone and achievements throughout its 75-year history.
0 9/17
2017
436th Training Squadron celebrates centennial 436th Training Squadron celebrates centennial
Time is a precious commodity; 436th products help the readiness of the Air Force by assisting and supporting training and freeing up valuable time. This creates space to spend recurring training issues. Video productions also supplement person-to-person training and enable Air Force Instructors to focus on preparing our Airmen for future conflicts.
0 8/18
2017
For the past 75 years, the 17th Attack Squadron Bulls have played an integral part in the defense of the nation by providing combatant commanders with reconnaissance capabilities, and more recently, with precision attack capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Bulls celebrate 75 years of aviation excellence
For the past 75 years, the 17th Attack Squadron Bulls have played an integral part in the defense of the nation by providing combatant commanders with reconnaissance capabilities, and more recently, with precision attack capabilities. On July 23, 1942, in the midst of World War II, the 17th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron activated, and was tasked with flying the P-38 Lightning and B-25 Mitchell over the Pacific Theater, to observe and map enemy movements. After the war, the 17th transitioned to aircraft such as the RF-84 Thunderflash, the RF-101 Voodoo, and the RF-80 Shooting Star. In 1958, the squadron realigned under the 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, now known as the 432nd Wing.
0 7/24
2017
The 42nd Attack Squadron reach it's centennial anniversary June 13, 2017. It's lineage can be traced back to World War I where it was a training unit before being re-designated in the mid-1930's as a bombardment squadron. During World War II, the 42nd flew bomber aircraft such as the B-18 Bolo, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator in six aerial campaigns during World War II over the Pacific theater including the Battle of Midway. In 1963, the unit inactivated and briefly returned in 1989 as an air refueling squadron, but soon inactivated again in 1990. In 2006, the 42nd became the first MQ-9 Reaper squadron and continues today providing dominant persistent attack and reconnaissance to the combatant commanders 24/7/365. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) First MQ-9 Squadron looks good for 100
From training to operational -- bombers to remotely piloted aircraft, the Panthers of the 42nd Attack Squadron have been a key part of United States airpower for the past 100 years. On June 13, the squadron celebrates its Centennial anniversary with a lineage as the 42nd Aero Squadron, part of the U.S. Signal Corps. Back then, the unit trained aviators during World War I and continued until the mid-1930’s when it was re-designated as the 42nd Bombardment Squadron and placed under the operational control of Reserve personnel.
0 6/13
2017
The 432nd Wing celebrated their 10th anniversary at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., as a combat remotely piloted aircraft wing flying the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper May 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Master Sgt. Lisa Carlson) First combat MQ-1, MQ-9 wing celebrates 10 years at Creech
The 432nd Wing celebrated their 10th anniversary at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., as a combat remotely piloted aircraft wing May 1, 2017. In attendance was Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, Col. Case Cunningham, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and 400 Airmen of the wing. “Thanks for what you do,” Holmes said. “What you’ve done with this aircraft, the 3 million flight hours since 2000 with 3,000 strikes in 2016 and 10 years at this base is what we’re going to celebrate.”
0 5/03
2017
F-22A Raptor pilot assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron drops a Joint Direct Attack Munitions during the 95th anniversary of Maj. Gen. William “Billy” Mitchell bombing the Ostfriesland at Langley Air Force Base, Va., July 21, 2016. Mitchell and the 1st Provisional Air Brigade demonstrated to the world the superiority of air power by sinking the famous, unsinkable, Ostfriesland, a captured German battleship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II) Airmen honor Billy Mitchell anniversary
F-22A Raptor pilot assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron drops a Joint Direct Attack Munitions during the 95th anniversary of Maj. Gen. William “Billy” Mitchell bombing the Ostfriesland at Langley Air Force Base, Va., July 21, 2016. Mitchell and the 1st Provisional Air Brigade demonstrated to the world the superiority of air power by sinking the
0 7/27
2016
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