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  • Meeting the challenge of BRAC: 442nd works hard to integrate people, aircraft

    While the base realignment and closure process benefited the 442nd Fighter Wing with nine additional aircraft and an estimated 185 to 200 new jobs, the assimilation of these new assets comes at a very busy time for the wing. With preparations underway for a deployment, modifications to A-10 Thunderbolts in progress and at least two inspections on
  • Shields reflect varying missions of 442nd

    While researching the 442nd Fighter Wing’s history on the Air Force Historical Research Agency’s (AFHRA) Web site there exists an article titled A Guide to Air Force Heraldry, written by William M. Russell of the United States Air Force Historical Research Center and revised by Julian C. Godwin of AFHRA. The subject of the study was how the
  • On defense

  • The endless line

  • Careful cleaning

  • 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