Col. Kevin Zeller: over 30 years of Air Force service

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  • By Jeremy Roman
  • 301st Fighter Wing public affairs

(Former) 301st Fighter Wing Director of Staff Col. Kevin "fuzzy" Zeller retired from the Air Force after more than 30 years of military service during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 23, 2021.


Maj. Gen. John Breazeale, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, HQ Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE), V.A., was the presiding official.


Zeller earned his commission through the Officer Training School program after graduating from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., June 1991, and eventually became an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot six years later completing his F-16 formal training with the 49th Fighter Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.


After separating from active duty Air Force, Zeller joined the Air Force Reserve in 2001 as an F-16 instructor pilot and contingency war planner with the “Spads” of the 457th Fighter Squadron, 301st Fighter Wing here in Fort Worth.


Besides as assignment from 2016 – 2019 as the team chief inspector general Reserve, HQ Air combat Command, JBLE, Va., Zeller has served at the 301 FW his entire Reserve career in a variety of leadership positions.


He said he'll definitely miss flying the jets but the relationships and camaraderie is what he'll miss most. He thanked all family and friends in attendance for sharing this day with him.

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