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301st Fighter Wing Vice Commander

Colonel Randall W. Cason, is the Vice Commander, 301st Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. He is responsible for providing a combat-ready force comprising of approximately 2,280 Reserve, active duty, and civilian Airmen, as well as resources to support national objectives. The wing leverages both Classic and Active
Lt. Col. Paul G. Batish
355TH FIGHTER GROUP COMMANDER

Lieutenant Colonel Paul G. Batish serves as 355th Fighter Squadron commander, 495th Fighter Group, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. The 355 FS is an active duty squadron integrated into the 301st Fighter Wing providing F-16 combat-ready pilots and maintainers to execute strategic attack, counter-air, air interdiction and
Colonel Matthew M. Fritz
44th Fighter Group Commander

Col Matthew M. Fritz, Commander, 44th Fighter Group, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, is a Traditional Reservist (TR) and F-22 pilot. The 44th Fighter Group is a Classic Associate Air Force Reserve unit integrated with Air Combat Command’s 325th Fighter Wing. It simultaneously executes a formal training F-22 mission and a T-38 adversary support
Chief Master Sgt. Catherine E. Buchanan, 44th Fighter Group Superintendent

Chief Master Sergeant Catherine Erin Buchanan is the 44th Fighter Group Superintendent, Tyndall AFB, Fla. She advises, monitors and carries out the commander's and organizational policies, programs and standards applicable to the 44th Fighter Group.
Col. Mitchell A. Hanson
Colonel Mitchell A. Hanson, 301st Fighter Wing Commander

Colonel Mitchell A. Hanson is the Commander, 301st Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. He is responsible for providing a combat-ready force comprised of approximately 2,280 Reserve, active duty, and civilian Airmen, and resources to support national objectives. The wing leverages both
Chief Master Sgt. Robert Safley
Chief Master Sgt. Robert S. Safley, 301st Fighter Wing Command Chief

Chief Master Sergeant Robert S. Safley is the 301st Fighter Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas.  Chief Safley advises the commander on all matters relating to readiness, training, professional development, force utilization, operations tempo, health, morale, welfare and leadership of the 1,800
Colonel David D. Sundlov
Colonel David D. Sundlov, 301st Operations Group Commander

Colonel David D. Sundlov is the Commander, 301st Operations Group, 301st Fighter Wing, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. He is responsible for the training, equipping, mobilizing and deploying of combat-ready Airmen in support of our nation’s wartime missions. The unit is equipped with the F-16C+ Fighting Falcon. Lieutenant
Lt. Col. Trina R. Hood
301st Mission Support Group Commander

Col. Trina R. Hood is Commander 301st Mission Support Group, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. The 301 MSG is comprised of six squadrons and five civilian departments with more than 650 Reserve, Active Guard Reserve (AGR), and civilian personnel. The 301 MSG provides in-garrison and agile combat support through aerial port,