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Aug. 28, 2019

9th AF commander visits JBLE

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Chad Franks, Ninth Air Force commander, visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia to tour various units around Langley to view operations first-hand, August 26-28, 2019.

July 31, 2019

Dedicated to the Raptor

The 106 degree Fahrenheit heat beats down on the Nellis Air Force Base flightline where crew chiefs work tirelessly to complete the mission of Red Flag 19-3. Out of the more than 20 units from across the U.S. Armed Forces and Australian Air Force that attended the exercise, the crew chiefs from the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit worked to ensure that eight of the 1st Fighter Wing’s F-22 Raptors were prepared to complete their mission.

July 18, 2019

Historic F-22 Raptor Qatar deployment

In a historic deployment, Airmen and F-22 Raptors have been sent to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

July 15, 2019

1st FW takes charge at Red Flag

The 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptors, air crew and support personnel from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, arrived at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, July 10 in support of Red Flag 19-3. Red Flag is an air combat training exercise that begins July 15, 2019 and will conclude Aug. 2, 2019. The exercise is designed to train units on realistic combat-like situations with U.S. and allied forces in a controlled environment.

June 21, 2019

1st Fighter Wing welcomes new commander

The 1st Fighter Wing welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony held at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 21, at the Bayview Commonwealth Center. U.S. Air Force Col. David R. Lopez assumed command for the 1st Fighter Wing from U.S. Air Force Col. Jason T. Hinds.

Feb. 26, 2019

1st FW ignites innovation

The 1st Fighter Wing will launch its inaugural Innovation Cell project to help U.S. Air Force Airmen generate creative solutions that will better the execution of daily duties at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 1, 2019.

Feb. 13, 2019

1st FW soars past sortie goal

The 1st Fighter Wing recently exceeded the minimum number of sorties set for the month of January by launching more than 250 sorties in three days at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

Dec. 17, 2018

SECAF visits Airmen, civic leaders

U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson visited Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Dec. 12, 2018.

Nov. 20, 2018

1st FW recognized with Doolittle Award

The Air Force Historical Foundation selected the 1st Fighter Wing as the 2018 recipient of the Lt. Gen. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle Award at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 13, 2018. The Doolittle Award is awarded annually to recognize an exceptional unit that has displayed bravery, determination, discipline, esprit de corps, and superior management of joint operations while accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions in multiple conflicts, thus having made a sustained, significant contribution to U.S. Air Force history.

Oct. 17, 2018

The State of the 1st Fighter Wing

“First to the Fight!” You may have seen the slogan flashed on the sortie board outside the wing headquarters building, or you may have seen it at the bottom of an email. Our motto represents more than just our unit’s number or designation. It encapsulates our wing’s noble, century-old heritage, forged by the scores of maintainers and aviators who wore our unit colors before us. And it points to our role today sustaining their legacy of air power dominance.