• Ninth AF leadership visits SJAFB; reaffirms commitment to people, mission, and community

    Earlier in the year, the 4th Fighter Wing established its priorities as “People, Mission, Community.” It was articulated by wing leadership that each of the three pillars play a pivotal role in the overall success of the installation. When balanced equally, they also help meet the objectives established by the Ninth Air Force mission objectives and achieve America’s national security benchmarks.
  • Keep the Light Burning: SJAFB honors POW/MIA

    Heritage Park is a reminder of the 4th Fighter Wing legacy. Each aircraft from the F-4 Phantom II to the F-86 Sabre, respectively, points to the center of the park to pay homage to past, present and future operators. However, a landmark just as special, occupies space at the center of the park. Surrounded by the 4 FW legacy wall, which annotates every conflict the wing has participated in its history, you will find red stones with special words on them.
  • Full Circle: 15th CMSAF returns to where his journey began

    “Wow,” exclaims retired Chief Master Sgt. Rodney McKinley as he stares at an empty lot filled with dirt, where the old Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Medical Clinic once stood. “A lot of things have changed, some have stayed the same” he added. “However, for some reason it still feels like home.” More than 40 years ago, then Airman Basic McKinley first stepped into that very same medical clinic as a new emergency room technician fresh from technical training. He would not know it at the time, however, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, would be the launching point for an Air Force career that would see him eventually become the 15th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.
  • SJAFB reflects on successes as Air Force turns 72

    It’s the time of year where Team Seymour celebrates a special day that connects all those who have or currently call themselves Airmen. On September 18, 2019, the Air Force turns 72. On this date in 1947, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act into law, establishing it as an independent service under the Department of Defense. As the youngest military service, the Air Force maintains control of all units primarily fulfilling the role of protecting America’s skies and its assets abroad.
  • Solemn Reminder: SJAFB pauses to reflect on 9/11

    The ceremony marked the 18th anniversary of the events of 9/11, which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 American citizens. It’s introduction, consisted of an honor guard utilizing firefighters and defenders assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing.  
  • SJAFB Prepares for Hurricane Dorian

    Airmen from the 4th Electrical Engineer Squadron and 567th Red Horse Squadron set up a generator for the military working dog kennels before Hurricane Dorian, Sept. 4, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The 4th CES, to include equipment operators, electricians, plumbers, structural craftsman, heating, ventilation and air
  • Governor Cooper visits Team Seymour

    2nd Lt. Johnny Griffith, 4th Training Squadron virtual reality innovation manager, shows distinguished visitors how to fly an F-15E Strike Eagle while using a VR setup at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, August 29, 2019. The DV’s were part of a tour for North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, and saw some of the innovative techniques the
  • SJ Airmen help during major car accident

    “We stepped out of our vehicle and the first thing we heard was ‘I can’t find my daughter,” recalled Senior Airman Robert Walsh, 4th Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels specialist. It was 2:00 a.m. on a busy highway road when the Airmen noticed a car crash involving two vehicles, one of which appeared to have rolled over several times causing two passengers to be ejected from the vehicle as it rolled, added Walsh.
  • Team Seymour EOD teams up with U.S. Marines

    Working on bombs and explosives can be a nerve-racking task for anyone. To help ensure that they come out unscathed, explosive ordnance disposal technicians continuously train on various types of explosives. On August 14 and 15, 2019, EOD technicians from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, assigned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, visited Seymour Johnson Air Force Base to train with the 4th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD flight.
  • SJAFB ATC tower groundbreaking ceremony

    The 4th Fighter Wing held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new air traffic control tower and base operations complex, Aug. 15, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.