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  • Insurance providers -- ensuring a safe return

    A good life insurance policy gives great peace of mind and providing such insurance is the job of the 303rd Fighter Squadron’s Life Support shop. “Basically, our job is to get (pilots) to the ground safely if they have to eject and then get them home,” said Senior Master Sgt. Joe O’Daniel, life support superintendent. “Our motto is, ‘Your life is
  • 442nd Fighter Wing earns outstanding unit award

    The 442nd Fighter Wing's professionalism and dedication to the mission paid off for 2005 when the wing received word that it was the recipient of the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.In a letter dated Feb. 5, Maj. Gen. Allan Poulin, Air Force Reserve Command vice commander, named the 442nd Fighter Wing as a recipient of the award along with 20
  • 442nd members receive award with valor

    Some 442nd Fighter Wing members will be wearing a new ribbon for their participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom March 19, 2003 to May 1, 2003. The 442nd Fighter Wing, 303rd Fighter Squadron and more than 20 other units have been awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor for their deployment to the U.S. Central Command Air Forces Area
  • Sifting through the sands of time: Historian chronicles 442nd wing heritage

    “By command of General Arnold:” These five words undersigned on Army Air Forces Regulation No. 20-8 dated July 19, 1943 established the Army Air Forces Historical Division under the “…supervision and control of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence.” So began an exhaustive program to collect, analyze and record information of historical
  • CATM: Keeping the 442nd Fighter Wing on target

    As Air Force reservists deploy more frequently into hostile environments, the training provided by the 442nd Security Forces Squadron’s Combat Arms Training and Maintenance team becomes even more valuable. “If they’re going to be carrying a weapon, they won’t be on an easy tour of duty,” said Staff Sgt. Bridget Lund, combat arms specialist and
  • Looking at the 442nd's beginnings

    The 442nd Fighter Wing has a deep, rich history of commitment to national security and has had an active role in providing global power for America since 1943. This history begins with the wing’s constitution as the 442nd Troop Carrier Group at Sedalia Army Airfield on May 25, 1943. This airfield, located east of Warrensburg, Mo., in the hamlet of
  • 442nd Maintainers recognized at Hogfest 2005

    Dining, dancing and recognizing the best of the best in the maintenance community was the mission for the evening as the 442nd Maintenance Group held its annual gathering and awards ceremony, dubbed “HogFest,” Nov. 5 in Sedalia. Described as a way for “the enlisted maintenance personnel to recognize and honor their fellow enlisted members for
  • 442nd Medical Squadron: their mission is caring

    “Ready, able and caring” is more than a slogan for the 442nd Medical Squadron, it’s a mission philosophy.“We’re ready to meet to the mission … and we’re able to provide the best medical care around,” said Senior Master Sgt. Billy Day, superintendent of aerospace medicine. “Caring … well, that’s our job. We’re here to take care of the wing.”During a
  • An Air Force army of one

    If an Airman deploys to Operation Iraqi Freedom and is suddenly conducting operations that are traditionally done by the Army, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. In fact, reflecting its new mission statement the Air Force has stood up a very unique organization, known as an expeditionary mission support group, in Iraq to manage these new ground