• Legacy flight honors past and present

    The 457th Fighter Squadron, also known as 'the Spads', was first activated on Oct. 21, 1944. Since then, it has carried out it’s mission using numerous aircraft, at home and abroad.Their first assigned airframe, the P-51 Mustang, and their current fighter, F-16 Fighting Falcon, recently had a chance

  • 301 FW Loses Family Member

    A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 301st Fighter Wing, 73rd Aerial Port Squadron, passed away this morning in Abilene, Texas.The cause and manner of death is currently under investigation through the Abilene Police Department.Further information will be released, as it becomes available

  • History in the making: Defeating COVID-19 with care

    On Aug. 1, 1948, the 301st Station Medical Group was activated at Smoky Hill Air Force Base, Kan., beginning a long history of Air Force service. The unit has been an important part of Air Force lineage in Texas since it was assigned to the 301st Tactical Fighter Wing on July 1, 1976 at what was

  • Training to Survive

    More than 50 reservists and active-duty personnel participated in water survival training Oct. 27-30, at Naval Air Station Key West in Florida. Members from the Air Force Reserve’s 301st Fighter Wing and 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, as well as NAS Key West Base Operations

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