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  • 122nd Fighter Wings Commanders Welcome

    I am proud to welcome you to the 122nd Fighter Wing, home of the Blacksnakes. The mission of the 122FW is to maintain well trained, adaptable Airmen and highly maintained A-10C aircraft available immediately for combat operations and combat support anywhere in the world. During peacetime operations, we take pride in assisting local authorities with
  • 122FW History

    The 122nd Fighter Wing traces its heritage back to the 358th Fighter Group that was activated in January, 1943, at Richmond Army Air Base, VA. Flying P-47D "Thunderbolts," the 358th flew interdiction and bomber escort missions from England until D-Day. As the Allies advanced, they took on the role of ground support, including "tank busting."
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