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Air Force Reserve birthday art Air Force Reserve 68th Birthday Celebration
The Air Force Reserve was created as a separate component on April 14, 1948, when the Army Air Corps Reserve was transferred to the Air Force. Our theme for this year’s celebration is “stationed locally, serving globally.” Let us continue our proud heritage as innovators, community members, and Citizen Airmen.
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The 442d Fighter Wing is currently participating in a joint Air Force, NATO, Navy and Marine Corps exercise called Jaded Thunder. The purpose of the exercise is to give U.S. and allied aircrews the opportunity to simulate tracking enemy targets in complex environments. (U.S. Air Force photo) Jaded Thunder: Exercise helps sharpen combat readiness
The 442nd Fighter Wing here recently participated in a special-operations forces training exercise called "Jaded Thunder" in Florida. This exercise helped ensure the wing and its personnel are ready to both deploy and execute wartime tasks across a wide range of functional areas. Exercises validate training and readiness, ultimately ensuring
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Brig. Gen. Eric S. Overturf is the commander of the 442nd FIghter Wing, an A-10 Thunderbolt II Air Force Reserve unit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Commentary: 2013 -- Looking Ahead to Excellence
Happy New Year and welcome back to our first drill weekend of 2013! I hope all of you enjoyed some well-deserved time off to recharge your batteries and spend time with friends, families and loved ones.2012 was a great year for mission accomplishment in the 442nd Fighter Wing (thanks to you!), and I think this year will be even better as we pursue
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442nd Fighter Wing Commander's Commentary Mission success in 2012: Halfway there
Well team, we're halfway through 2012, and the 442nd Fighter Wing has already excelled in mission accomplishment from combat operations to safely bringing our people back home. Supporting Deployments is the wing's top priority for 2012, and that includes our combat deployments as well as the deployments for training that are happening this summer.
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Boy Scouts from the surrounding community tour the 442nd Fighter Wing and learn about the A-10 Thunderbolt II Feb. 27, 2010. The 442nd Fighter Wing is an Air Force Reserve unit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston) Boy Scouts remind Airmen of mission
The B-2, maintained and operated here at Whiteman by active-duty and National Guard Airmen is an amazing example of the Air Force's power but, as we all know, the security surrounding the aircraft is tight, to say the least. There is something to say for the A-10 displayed by the fact that our visitors may get up close and personal to our aircraft
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