Lt Col "Custer" Coyne gave the reigns of the 71st to Lt Col "Stab" Hebert on 13 May 2016. Stab's first flying assignment was in the F-15C in the 67th at Kadena AB. He then went to Sheppard to fly the T-38 then moved to beautiful Holloman AFB to continue flying the T-38 and the F-22. Stab's last assignment was with PACAF in the Advanced Programs Office, Pearl Harbor HI. Welcome to Langley Stab! Iron!
Air Power Over Hampton Roads
Langley AFB hosted an open house on Apr 22-24. The show had a lot of cancellations because of the weather, but still allowed a lot of 1st Fighter Association members to get together.
Here is a picture of member and former 1st Fighter Wing maintenance guys with Col "Coach" Fesler that represented all 3 squadrons from 1978 through the 1990s, the F-15 era. left to right are: Brad Richmond, Randy "Mopar" Dodge, Brian "Makster" Maki, John "Flash" Flaisman, and Bill Dettmann.
1st Fighter Association hands out Annual Awards
On February 12th, 2016, Pete Marty, representing the association, gave out three expeditionary awards to member of the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley AFB. The winners were:
Exp Enlisted- MSgt Bryan Westerhouse (Not available MSgt Vance is in the photo receiving his award)