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Aug. 30, 2022

1st FW accelerates Airmen through MCA

“MCA is designed to train Airmen in varying career fields, on recovering, relaunching, refueling and reloading aircraft in contingency locations in the shortest amount of time possible with no outside support,” said Huffman. “Currently, we have 20 Airmen, each with different maintenance backgrounds, such as aerospace ground equipment, weapons, ammo, low observable and more, participating in the program.”

June 6, 2022

Look twice for bikes; 1FW hosts Motorcycle Safety Day and Ride

Members from the 1st Fighter Wing hosted a Motorcycle Safety Day open to all Department of Defense riders in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area on June 3, 2022, the first one the wing has hosted since 2012

Nov. 22, 2021

Crossbow Nation shows 1st FW command team the ropes

The 1st Fighter Wing command team immersed themselves in the 633d Air Base Wing mission of providing world class joint base support.

July 26, 2021

The Adventure of a Lifetime

May 17, 2021

1st MXG Welcomes New Commander

Col. Neal Van Houten assumed command of the 1st Maintenance Group from Col. David Seitz at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 14, 2021. Col. David Lopez, 1st Fighter Wing commander, presided over the change of command.

March 3, 2021

Flashback: Shield Turns Into Storm

The 30th anniversary of the beginning of Operation DESERT STORM, a massive U.S.-led offensive campaign to liberate Kuwait, was marked Jan. 17, 2021.

May 14, 2020

Flyby salutes Virginia healthcare, essential workers

The Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and Air Force Heritage Flight performed a formation flyover throughout the Virginia peninsula, in salute to everyone on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19, as well as those staying at home to “flatten the curve” of the virus May 12, 2020. The formation was led by Maj. Joshua “Cabo” Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demo Team commander, along with two World War II P-51 Mustangs piloted by Jim Beasley Jr. and Andrew McKenna from the Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation.

April 26, 2020

Chaplains alter methods to remain connected

The 1st Fighter Wing Chaplain Office provided lunch for 1FW members at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 22, 2020.

March 3, 2020

Spark Tank 2020: Funding the future of the Air Force

The U.S. Air Force innovation program, AFWERX, hosted the third annual Spark Tank competition during the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 26-28, 2020.

Nov. 18, 2019

Airman’s innovation sparks excitement for Raptors

As the Air Force faces continued fiscal constraints the need for Airmen to be innovative in identifying and solving mission shortfalls keeps growing.