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Happy 72nd Birthay: 355th Fighter WingHappy 72nd Birthay: 355th Fighter Wing
Happy 72nd Birthay: 355th Fighter Wing

Today is the 355th Fighter Wing’s 72nd Birthday. The legacy and heritage of the 355th Fighter Wing began on 12 Nov 1942 when it was activated as the 355th Fighter Group at Orlando Army Air Base, Fla. The 355 FG became fully operational 9 Sep 1943 at Steeple Morden, England. (Courtesy Photo)
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Posted: 11/12/2014

Happy 72nd Birthay: 355th Fighter WingHappy 72nd Birthay: 355th Fighter Wing
Happy 72nd Birthay: 355th Fighter Wing

To celebrate the 355th Fighter Wing’s 72nd birthday, we’re sharing the 355th’s history. The 355th activated at George AFB, California, April 13, 1962, as the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing and operated the Republic F-105 Thunderchief. By November 1965 the unit had transferred to Takhli Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand. The 355 TFW amassed over 101,300 sorties over North Vietnam, delivered 202,596 tons of bombs, and destroyed 12,675 targets. Assigned pilots were also credited with 22 MiG aerial victories, eight MiGs destroyed on the ground, and another nine damaged. (Courtesy Photo)
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Happy 72nd Birthay: 355th Fighter WingHappy 72nd Birthay: 355th Fighter Wing
Happy 72nd Birthay: 355th Fighter Wing

Since the 355th Fighter Wing activated 72 years ago, it has been assigned at many locations around the world. By the end of WWII, the 355th Fighter Group logged more than 17,000 flights in P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang aircraft and destroyed 862.5 enemy aircraft. The unit was inactivated November 20, 1946. The 355th FG reactivated at McGhee-Tyson Airport, Tennessee, August 18, 1955, operating the F-86D Sabre Jet under the Air Defense Command. (Courtesy Photo)
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Posted: 11/12/2014

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612 ACOMS changes command

U.S. Air Force Col. James A. Clark receives the 612th Air Communications Squadron guidon from Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2014. The 612 ACOMS vision is to deliver cutting-edge cyberspace capability, enabling decisive combat power and responsive humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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Posted: 9/30/2014

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U.S. Air Force Col. James Meger, 355th Fighter Wing commander, addresses the media regarding the release of the revised draft Environmental Assessment for Total Force Training at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., Sept 22, 2014. The TFT assessment, formally known as the Operation Snowbird assessment, examines the environmental impacts of public safety, air quality, cultural resources, social economics, air space and noise in the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Courtney Richardson/Released)
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Posted: 9/24/2014

355th Fighter Wing change of command 355th Fighter Wing change of command
355th Fighter Wing change of command

U.S. Air Force Col. James P. Meger receives the 355th Fighter Wing guidon from Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2014. Meger replaced Col. Kevin. E. Blanchard and is now responsible for one of the largest installations and flying operations in the United States Air Force, with more than 7,000 Airmen, 3,200 civilians, and more than 100 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)
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Posted: 8/1/2014

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355th Fighter Wing change of command

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Tod D. Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, receives the 355th Fighter Wing guidon from Col. Kevin E. Blanchard during a change of command ceremony at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2014. Blanchard relinquished command of the 355 FW to Col. James P. Meger and will retire from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski/Released)
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Posted: 8/12/2014

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355 FW commander completes final flight

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin E. Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, takes notes during a pre-flight briefing before his final flight in an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 30, 2104. Blanchard is retiring after 23 years of service. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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Posted: 7/31/2014

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355 FW commander completes final flight

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin E. Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, performs a pre-flight inspection before his “fini” flight in an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 30, 2104. A “fini” flight is a military aviation tradition that marks the end of a pilot’s or commander’s time at a location or command. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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Posted: 7/31/2014

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355 FW commander completes final flight

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin E. Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, attaches his oxygen mask to his flight helmet before takeoff during his final flight in an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 30, 2104. Under Blanchard’s leadership, the 355 FW executed more than 34,000 flying hours, closing out the largest flying hour program in Air Combat Command. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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Posted: 7/31/2014

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355 FW commander completes final flight

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin E. Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, performs pre-flight communication checks before his final flight in an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 30, 2104. Blanchard is retiring after 23 years of service and more than 500 hours of combat over Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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Posted: 7/31/2014

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355 FW commander completes final flight

U.S. Air Force Col. Kevin E. Blanchard, 355th Fighter Wing commander, flies his final flight in an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 30, 2104. Blanchard’s final flight marks the end of his 2-year command of the 355 FW and a 23-year U.S. Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released)
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Posted: 7/31/2014

    

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