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Nov. 16, 2021

Meet the commander: Col. Eric Mack, 363d ISR Wing

Colonel Eric Mack took over as the 363d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Wing commander back in June 2021, but this isn’t the first time he has been with the wing. He returns five years later, after first serving under the wing as the commander of the 25th Intelligence Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida. One thing Mack is all about is setting the example for his Airmen.

Nov. 15, 2021

Air Force discusses modernization of operational C2 systems

The 505th Command and Control Wing hosted a team from the 700th Air Support Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, to familiarize the wing’s units to the Kessel Run All-Domain Operations Suite, or KRADOS, operational command and control tools and discuss the modernization of operational C2 systems, at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Nov. 1, 2021

1st Fighter Wing: Meet the Command Chief

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Christopher Gradel, 1st Fighter Wing Command Chief, has worked as the senior enlisted leader for the Air Force’s premiere fighter wing for the past year. Gradel reflects on his journey joining the Air Force, family traditions and how he hopes to continue impacting the 1st FW.

Oct. 26, 2021

Power outage can't stifle 1st FW Ops

What happens when a significant event like a power outage stifles the ability of the 1st Fighter Wing to conduct daily sorties for training in support of the Air Force mission? Well, the short answer is, it doesn’t.

Oct. 25, 2021

1st Fighter Wing: Meet the Commander

U.S. Air Force Colonel William Creeden, 1st Fighter Wing commander, comes from a strong military background. His grandfather was a fighter pilot in the Air Force for over 35 years and a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam Wars.

Oct. 21, 2021

Cooling suits help 1st FW beat the heat

When servicing the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor, speed and precision are necessary to ensure aircraft are ready to carry out the Department of Defense mission. Extreme temperatures can cause our Airmen to overheat, which threatens maintaining a steady operations tempo.

Sept. 8, 2021

JBLE members participate in Red Flag Alaska 21-3

Members of the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Wing from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, participated in Red Flag Alaska 21-3 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, from Aug. 12 - 27, 2021.

Sept. 2, 2021

KC-135 Stratotanker: A gas station in the skies

During Red Flag Alaska 21-3, fighter jets complete multiple sorties, practice tactical maneuvers, and multi-squadron simulated combat objectives. Spending numerous hours in the air at a time requires a hefty load of fuel to keep them airborne.

Aug. 20, 2021

633 ABW leadership team visits 363 ISRW, strengthens partnership between Wings

The 633d Air Base Wing leadership team visited the 363d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, August 16, 2021 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. U.S. Air Force Col. Gregory Beaulieu, who assumed command of the 633 ABW in June 2021, visited various units at the 363 ISRW Langley campus along with U.S. Army Colonel Harry Hung, 633 ABW vice commander, Chief Master Sgt. Maribeth Ferrer, 633 ABW command chief, U.S. Air Force Colonel Timothy Herritage, 633d Mission Support Group commander, and Colonel Ann Marie McCain, 633d Medical Group commander.

July 26, 2021

The Adventure of a Lifetime