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4. stíhací křídlo [1995- ]

4th Fighter Wing

4. stíhací křídlo
Originální název:
Original Name:
4th Fighter Wing
Datum vzniku:
4. křídlo
Datum zániku:
Nadřízené velitelství:
Higher Command:
01.12.1995-DD.MM.RRRR 9. letecká armáda
01.12.1995-DD.MM.RRRR Goldsboro, Seymour Johnson AFB

30.06.1995-11.07.1997 Smith, Lance L. (Brigadier General)
11.07.1997-27.04.1999 Bigum, Randall K. (Brigadier General)
27.04.1999-10.05.2001 Seip, Norman R. (Brigadier General)
10.05.2001-28.08.2002 Edgington, David M. (Brigadier General)
28.08.2002-16.08.2004 Rosborg, Eric J. (Brigadier General)
16.08.2004-08.09.2006 Holmes, James M. (Colonel)
08.09.2006-DD.MM.RRRR Kwast, Steve (Colonel)
DD.09.2008-DD.04.2010 Kelly, Mark D. (Colonel)
Náčelník štábu:
Chief of Staff:
Podřízené jednotky:
Subordinated Units:
Automaticky vyplněné položky:
01.12.1995-30.09.2002 4. logistická skupina
27.06.2000-18.08.2006 23. stíhací skupina
30.09.2002-DD.MM.RRRR 4. skupina údržby

Ručně vyplněné položky:
01.12.1995-DD.MM.RRRR 4. operační skupina
01.12.1995-DD.MM.RRRR 4. skupina údržby
01.12.1995-DD.MM.RRRR 4. zdravotnická skupina
01.12.1995-DD.MM.RRRR 4. skupina podpory mise
Čestný název:
Honorary Name:
01.06.1998 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
01.06.2000 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
01.06.2002 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
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4th Fighter Wing užívá znaku schváleného pro 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing dne 7. října 1952.

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video z historie 4FW

Video by Senior Airman Kenneth Boyton
4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs


Citace :

Welcome to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base,
Where we are the 4th but 1st, and for good reason

Spanning more than five decades and five wars, the 4th Fighter Wing is one of the most distinguished fighter units in the world.

During the second World War, many American pilots volunteered to fly with the Royal Air Force Eagle Squadrons to help defeat the Nazi regime and defend freedom. After the US joined the war in 1942, the 4th Fighter Group was formed.

The first to use belly tanks, they also were the first to penetrate into Germany, accompany bombers to Berlin, the first to accomplish the England to Russia shuttle, and the first to down Germanys new jet fighter aircraft

After a short time with the F-80 Shooting Star, the 4th transitioned to the F-86 Sabre.

During the Korean War, a Sabre shot down a MiG-15 on its first mission. Four days later, the first major all-jet battle took place where 6 enemy aircraft were downed, and all the 4th’s jets made it home safely. They destroyed 502 enemy aircraft, accounting for over 50% of the total aircraft shot down.

On December 8th, 1957, the wing made Seymour Johnson Air Force Base its new home

The 334th, 335th, 336th, and soon after the 333rd Fighter Squadrons took the F-100 Super Sabre to their new home in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

They soon transitioned to the F-105 Thunderchief. The 4th deployed to Vietnam and flew over 8,700 combat missions. During the war, the Wing started to fly the F-4D Phantom 2.

During the Cuban missile crisis, the Wing stayed on high alert.

Then came the F-15E Strike Eagle.

The first to react to Kuwait, the 4th Fighter Wing spearheaded nighttime strikes against Iraq and was instrumental in bringing an end to the Gulf War.

After September 11th, the 4th began flying OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE sorties providing coastal protection for Homeland Defense, the first of its kind for the Wing.

Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom took off, and the 4th sent its jets into Iraq and Afghanistan.

During support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, the 4th flew over 5,800 missions and dropped over 3 million pounds of ordnance.

Today the Airmen support operations around the globe. From the time of the Spitfires to todays Strike Eagles, the 4th has always been the tip of the spear when fighting Americas enemies.

And has continued to live by its motto, 4th but 1st.
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