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  • Pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross recounts events in Afghanistan

    In the early morning hours on December 2, 2010, two A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots with the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, launched out of Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, heading west to keep watch over ground forces.
  • Meet our new commander: Col. Mike Schultz

    Public Affairs sat down with Col. Schultz for a brief Q&A:
  • Faces of the 442d Fighter Wing: Meet Staff Sgt. Megan Coleman

    Meet Staff Sgt. Megan Coleman, a water and fuel systems maintenance craftsman for the 442d Civil Engineer Squadron.
  • Wing prioritizes readiness, augments 442d MDS with civilian dental team for first time

    For the first time in wing history, a civilian dental team augmented the 442d Medical Squadron to help complete dental screenings on September 15 here.
  • Reserve readiness for today and the future

    The reemergence of long-term strategic and great-power competition necessitates that the Air Force Reserve grow its capabilities to meet the demands of the future operating environment while integrating with AETC and the Air National Guard.
  • Technology, AFWERX, helping SF Academy graduates become more lethal, ready

    Recognizing the pace of change is accelerating, the Security Forces Academy at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland has taken full advantage of an opportunity to help field tomorrow’s Air Force faster and smarter by adding innovative technology into its apprentice course to help produce more lethal and ready Airmen.
  • 476th Fighter Group deputy commander recalls lessons learned as POW

    “I said goodbye to myself because I thought I was a dead man.”As a young first lieutenant, Lt. Col. Rob “Sweetness” Sweet, never thought he’d have to live a nightmare. But that’s just what happened when Sweet, now the deputy commander of the 476th Fighter Group at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, became a prisoner of war in 1991.On his 30th mission
  • Forming a new partnership through CPI

    Continuous process improvement is not a new concept in the Air Force. According to Department of Defense instruction 5010.43, when it comes to CPI training, 5 percent of a unit’s members must have their Green Belt certification and 1 percent must have their Black Belt certification.   Green Belt certification is a five-step process that includes
  • Airmen scrap Moody's last A-10A

    Moody demolished its last remaining A-10A Thunderbolt II, the predecessor to the current A-10C model, on Dec. 1, here. The demolished aircraft was manufactured in 1980 in Baltimore, Md., and was officially completed on Nov. 3, 1981 before it was assigned to Air Force bases in South Carolina, the United Kingdom and Arizona. It was then brought to Moody in 2011 to be used as a training aircraft. A lot of A-10As received upgrades in technology that converted them to A-10Cs, but a few remained as static displays, training aircraft and some parts were sued for spare parts.
  • Senate confirms 442d Fighter Wing Commander to be Brigadier General

    The following named officers were confirmed by the Senate on Dec. 7, 2016, for appointment in the Reserve of the Air Force to the grade indicated under title 10, U.S.C., section 12203:To be Brigadier GeneralAir Force Col. Brian K. Borgen has been nominated for appointment to the rank of brigadier general. Borgen is currently serving as commander,