Fightin' Fifty-Fifth

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The 55th Wing has earned Air Combat Commands 2017 Meritorious Unit Award, this is the 11th time the Fightin' Fifty-Fifth has won the award. Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth earns MUA
Air Combat Command recently announced the 55th Wing as one of its Meritorious Unit Award recipients for 2017.The 55th Wing was just one of six wings to earn the award from the command, which recognizes organizations for outstanding achievement or service in direct support of combat operations.“Every member of the Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth should wear
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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ronald Garbarini, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron superintendent (formerly 95th Reconnaissance Squadron quality assurance superintendent); U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Torkelson, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander; Jonna Doolittle Hoppes; Maj. Cary McCreary, 95th RS historian and assistant director of operations, and Lt. Col. Matt Cottrill, 95th RS director of operations, pose for a photo May 12, 2017, at the 95th RS Heritage Hub on RAF Mildenhall, England. Doolittle Hoppes is the granddaughter of Gen. James Harold “Jimmy” Doolittle, American aviation pioneer and retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Army Air Corps. On April 18, 1942, then-Lt. Col. Doolittle led the daylight air raid on Tokyo after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. His crew on that mission became known as the “Doolittle Raiders.” During World War II, six of the 16 Doolittle Raiders’ crew were from the 95th Bomb Squadron. The 95th BS was redesignated the 95th RS in 1982. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karen Abeyasekere) Doolittle’s granddaughter visits 95th RS
Just over 75 years ago, on April 18, 1942, then-Lt. Col. James Doolittle and his crew of “Doolittle Raiders led the daylight air raid on Tokyo after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, granddaughter of American aviation pioneer and retired U.S. Army Air Corps lieutenant general Doolittle, visited the 95th Reconnaissance
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Dave Webber, 55th Wing Birthday Ball master of ceremonies, speaks next to the events ice sculpture inside the Embassy Suites ballroom in La Vista, Nebraska for the 2015 Birthday Ball, May 16. The Birthday Ball is a formal celebration recognizing the wing’s proud heritage as well as its current mission and role in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jeff W. Gates/Released) Wing to celebrate its heritage
The 55th Wing will pause to reflect on its illustrious 75 year legacy during Heritage Week May 16 - 21, 2016.The wing traces its lineage to the 55th Pursuit Group constituted Nov. 20, 1940, and activated Jan. 15, 1941, at Hamilton Field, California.Heritage Week includes the 55th Wing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Tales of the 55th, and
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