Tag: 944th Fighter Wing

This F-35 Crew Chief is on his way to becoming an F-35 Pilot
After working as a civilian flight instructor for 11 months, Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin had logged 350 hours as an instructor pilot and more than 600 total flying hours, all while maintaining his Air Reserve Technician job as a crew chief. Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin, a Reserve Citizen Airman crew chief assigned...
Col. Kurt Gallegos has 462 combat hours in the skies over Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia, he was the first F-16 pilot to drop bombs in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks and logged over 4400 hours in the F-16 A legendary F-16 Viper pilot retired a few days ago. The main picture in this post in fact was taken on...
Three more classes of JASDF F-35 pilots will be trained at Luke On May 20, 2017 two Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) pilots “Koku-Jieitai,” become the first from their country to graduate the F-35 program at Luke Air Force Base (AFB). As explained by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr., 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, in the article JASDF pilots graduate...
“My goal is to stand up the first F-35 squadron in Japan        as soon as possible”        Lt. Col. Nakano JASDF F-35A pilot As told by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr., 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs in his article JASDF flies first solo mission, the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) national representative to...