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  • 477th Fighter Group

    MISSION We Provide Combat Air Power VISIONTo Be the World's Premiere Air Power ProviderUNITS The 477th Fighter Group employs more than 300 Airmen, including civilians, throughout six units: the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 477th Maintenance Squadron, 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 477th Aerospace Medicine Flight, 477th Force Support Squadron
  • F-22 Raptor

    MissionThe F-22 Raptor is the Air Force's fifth-generation fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability, and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of
  • Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant

    The U.S. Air Force developed the Sikorsky HH-3E helicopter, nicknamed the "Jolly Green Giant," to perform combat search and rescue (CSAR) to recover downed Airmen during the Southeast Asia War. A highly modified version of Sikorsky's CH-3 transport helicopter, the HH-3E carried both armor plating and armament to protect it from hostile forces
  • General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon

     The F-16 on display (S/N 81-0663) was one of the first F-16s to be received by the Thunderbirds in 1982 when they transitioned from T-38s to F-16s. The Thunderbirds continued to fly this aircraft until 1992 when they converted to F-16Cs. It was then modified to operational condition and assigned to the Air Education and Training Command to train
  • Martin B-26G Marauder

    Although the Marauder did not make its first flight until Nov. 25, 1940, its design showed such promise that the Air Corps ordered 1,131 B-26s in September 1940. The B-26 began flying combat missions in the Southwest Pacific in the spring of 1942, but most were subsequently assigned to Europe and the Mediterranean.Bombing from medium altitudes of
  • Grumman HU-16B Albatross

    Grumman designed the versatile Albatross to meet a U.S. Navy requirement for an amphibious utility aircraft which could also operate from snow and ice with skis. During the Korean War, Albatrosses rescued almost 1,000 United Nations personnel from coastal waters and rivers, often behind enemy lines. They also made numerous dramatic and hazardous
  • Curtiss P-40E Warhawk

      The P-40 was the United States' best fighter available in large numbers when World War II began. P-40s engaged Japanese aircraft at Pearl Harbor and in the Philippines in December 1941. They also served with the famed Flying Tigers in China in 1942, and in North Africa in 1943 with the 99th Fighter Squadron, the first African American U.S.
  • Bell P-39Q Airacobra

    The P-39 was one of America's first-line pursuit planes in December 1941. It made its initial flight in April 1939 at Wright Field, Ohio, and by the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, nearly 600 had been built. Its unique engine location behind the cockpit caused some pilot concern at first, but experience showed that this was no more of a hazard in
  • North American B-25B Mitchell

    The B-25 medium bomber was one of America's most famous airplanes of World War II. It was the type used by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle for the Tokyo Raid on April 18, 1942. Subsequently, B-25s saw duty in every combat area being flown by the Dutch, British, Chinese, Russians and Australians in addition to U.S. forces. Although the airplane was originally
  • Hometown News Release

    By filling out a Hometown News Release form, you'll be able to share your military achievements with friends and family back home through their local newspaper, radio, or news station.Occasions that merit a Hometown News Release:Promotion to a higher rankChange of duty stationAwards and decorationsRe-enlistmentEarning a college degreeParticipation
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