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  • Red Flag-Alaska 24-2 begins enhancing joint, combined interoperability

    Red Flag-Alaska 24-2, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise, is scheduled to begin May 30, with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and is scheduled to run through June 14. Red Flag-Alaska is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat

  • Agile Reaper 24-1 ends with historic firsts

    Exercise scenarios for Agile Reaper 24-1 formally ended at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 16, 2024, after operating in the Pacific theater with four spokes connected to the 3rd Air Expeditionary Wing, making it the largest, most combat-representative wing-led exercise of its time.

  • Forging Excellence: William Tell – Tuskegee Now and Then

    After a nearly 20-year hiatus, the U.S. Air Force’s most famous air combat competition, William Tell, returned September 11-15, 2023, in Savannah, Georgia.A special member was in attendance this year, a member of the historical 332nd Fighter Group, the Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Col. James Harvey III. The

  • 477th Fighter Group Hosts IRR Muster

    The 477th Fighter Group hosted an Individual Ready Reserve muster August 4, 2023, for Air Force IRR members. If a servicemember decides to hang-up their uniform when separating from the Air Force but have not completed their initial 8-year service commitment, they complete that remaining time in the

  • 302d Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor unit led Northern Edge 23-1

    This year the role of lead F-22 Raptor unit for the Northern Edge 23-1 went to the 302d Fighter Squadron, the Air Force Reserve F-22 squadron, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The 302d Fighter Squadron is part of the 477th Fighter Group and has a long history of air dominance to include

  • 477th Reserve – Leading the Way in Alaska and the USAF

    The 477th Fighter Group continues to pave the way for military progress in Alaska. The Air Force reserve, 477th Fighter Group has a special relationship with the active-duty members of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER). “The Air Force Reserve and 477th Fighter Group are critical components in

  • Col. Brian Budde Assumes Command of 477th Fighter Group

    Major General Bryan R. Radliff, 10th Air Force commander presided as Col. Jonathan Gration Jr. relinquished command to Col. Brian “Notcho” Budde, at 1477, 3:17 pm, on May 5, 2023.Change of command ceremonies allow subordinates to witness the formal change of responsibility of the unit from one

  • 477th Maintainers Support & Train with Hawaii Air National Guard

    “Bringing our maintainers to Hawaii is a great opportunity to share best practices and crosstalk with our Guard counterparts," said Maj. Karen Johnson, 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander. “We are able to practice our readiness requirements and work with our PACAF teammates to ensure we

  • Citizen Airman, Citizen Firefighter

    Kaitlyn Lawton enlisted in the Air Force as an Airman 1st Class in 2011 as an aircraft armaments systems technician, loading bombs and missiles on F-22 Raptors. She began her family shortly thereafter, and had two boys, Jayden and Ethan.Her drive to become a firefighter began when three little