The 477th Fighter Group is Air Force Reserve Command's first F-22A Raptor unit. The 477th Fighter Group is a Classic Associate unit responsible for recruiting, training, developing and retaining Citizen Airmen to support 3rd Wing and Expeditionary Air Force mission requirements.
The 477 FG was originally established in May 1943 as a Bombardment Group to train the legendary World War II aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Their legacy of service before self and courage under fire lives on in the 477th Fighter Group, reactivated on October 1, 2007 at Elmendorf Air Force Base as the first Air Force Reserve unit in Alaska to fly, maintain, and support the world's most capable fighter aircraft.
The 477th Fighter Group will provide a combat-ready force of approximately 300 Air Reserve Technicians, Traditional Reservists, and civil servants assigned to operations, maintenance, medical and mission support units. Subordinate units include the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 477th Maintenance Squadron, 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 477th Aerospace Medicine Flight, 477th Mission Support Flight and 477th Operations Support Flight.
The men and woman of the 477th Fighter Group are integrated with their active duty Air Force partners in almost all F-22A mission areas to increase efficiency and overall combat capability while retaining Reserve administrative support and career enhancement. The 477th Fighter Group leverages the traditional Reserve Component strengths of experience and continuity to fly, and fight, and win as Unrivaled Wingmen on the Total Force team at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
477th Fighter Group Commander
Col. Brett R. Paola
477th Fighter Group Superintendent
CHIEF MASTER SGT. NEVERLEY R. WAKE
10th Air Force Commander
MAJ. GEN. RONALD MILLER
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