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)
Exp Non Aviator- 1 Lt Andrew Gibler
Exp Aviator- Capt Kristin Wolfe
The History Page Has Been Updated
Previously the history tab took you to an external website that was being maintained by Jim Graham, previous 1st FG historian. We have moved all of the information on his website to the 1st Association site. Jim spent a tremendous amount of time collecting and correlating information in an effort to document the complete history of the 1st FG in WWII. It's a lot of great reading and worth a look.
1st FW Association Reunion was held in Colonial Williamsburg, VA - 17-20 Sep 2015
The event was a great success with lots of old friends getting together again. Pete "Pistola" Marty was voted in as the new Association President. Steve Gress is now the Secretary/Treasury, "Yard" Cocaran took over as 71st President and Rich Shook is now the 94th President.