U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Roger Suro, 442d Fighter Wing Commander, stands at attention while his family pins on his new rank during his promotion ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 2, 2019. Suro earned his commissioned in 1989 through the United States Naval Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Missy Sterling)
Lt. Col. Joseph B. Walter, the Chief of Public Affairs for the 442d Fighter Wing, administers his last oath of enlistment April 13, 2019, at the consolidated club on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. After commissioning in the 442 FW, Walter set a goal to conduct 442 oaths of enlistment before retiring. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Alex Chase)

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442d FW Commander



Colonel Roger P. Suro
Brigadier General Roger P. Suro


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An A-10 demonstration team pilot simulates dropping bombs during a close air support pass. #CAS #A10 #Warthog https://t.co/SEwBK5CETX
RT @Whiteman_AFB: The A-10 pyro demo is coming up soon! Who is ready for some BOOM?!
#DDay75years ago, our then designated 442d Troop Carrier Group had the honor of transporting some of the bravest pa… https://t.co/JKM4zvyd32
To the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice, we honor you. We remember you. We will never forget. https://t.co/HACURvTcwk
On May 10, 1972, the A-10 took its first flight. Huge #brrrtday shoutout to the one and only A-10! 47 never looked… https://t.co/8dK5vfYrTH
The 442d Fighter Wing is made up of about 1300 #ReserveCitizenAirmen. Lt. Col. Joe Walter is responsible for enlist… https://t.co/JuFLYYPLtk
#ItsGonnaBeMay, and it's gonna be all about #MilitarySpouses this month at the #442dFighterWing. Meet Mrs. Suro, an… https://t.co/OAGPWV08Mi
RT @AirmanMagazine: .@usairforce​ A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the @442dFighterWing, @Whiteman_AFB, Missouri, escort MV-22B Osp…
Down at Moody AFB, @USAFReserve Airmen from the 476th Fighter Group support the 23d Wing seamlessly! Be on the loo… https://t.co/bpfPMVeBE9
RT @quinnwillwin2: Today is my first day back at school since starting my chemotherapy treatments last October. I had butterflies in my st…
Big things in store for the #442FW in 2019. Col. Suro lays it all out in this month's commentary. https://t.co/zM5uzEjoH1
RT @quinnwillwin2: I want to thank everyone that took time away from doing Airforce stuff to show me around the base. I had such a great t…
RT @GovParsonMO: Ready for the annual Whiteman Day at Mizzou where service men & women and their families from Whiteman Air Force Base are…

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