By Debbie Aragon, 55th Wing Public Affairs
/ Published January 19, 2007
The 55th Wing celebrated a milestone last week as it reached the 6,000th day of continuous presence in the Southwest Asia area of responsibility. The streak began on Aug. 9, 1990 and was commemorated Jan. 11 in a ceremony at the Bennie L. Davis Maintenance Facility attended by members of Team Offutt, local civic leaders and news media. The achievement garnered international news coverage and proves once again that “The Fightin’ Fifty-Fifth leads the fight!” U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Harper.
55th Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Jonathan George addresses those gathered in commemoration of the wing’s 6,000th continuous day of serving in harm’s way in the Middle East. U.S. Air Force Photo by Daniel J. Rohan Jr.
Lt. Col. Michael Kelly, 338th Combat Training Squadron director of operations, passes a sword symbolizing the 55th Wing’s changing of the guard to Airman 1st Class Gary Chappell, the youngest Airman to return from the Wing’s latest deployment. U.S. Air Force Photo by Daniel J. Rohan Jr.