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  • Time heals all wounds

    What started as a simple trip to a museum with friends turned into an emotional journey for a Vietnam veteran taking him across the globe, linking four men together through chance encounters that occurred nearly 30 years before. As retired Brig. Gen. Dan Cherry stood in front of a neglected, bird-infested F-4D Phantom, he knew he had to return the
  • Deployed spotlight: SJ Airman provides security in Southwest Asia

    Airman 1st Class Kwnikkiya Edwards is a security forces journeyman with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at a non-disclosed base here.As a security forces Airman she supports all security and force protection efforts for the 380th AEW. Airman Edwards helps protect more than 1,900 people and billions of dollars worth of Air Force
  • 4th FW historian reflects on CMSAF Barnes career

    Chief Master Sgt. Thomas N. Barnes was appointed to the position of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force in 1973, the first and only African-American to serve in the highest enlisted position within the U.S. Air Force. While serving in this position, Chief Barnes provided advice on matters concerning welfare, effective utilization and progress of
  • 4th FW historian honors first African-American combat pilot

    Long before the heroic legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, who were led by Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., there was Corporal Eugene Jacques Bullard. Mr. Bullard was the world's first African-American combat pilot, who was one of 200 Americans who flew for France during World War I. Mr. Bullard was born in 1894 in Columbus, Ga., the grandson of a slave.
  • Heroes of the 4th FW: Lt. Col. George Davis

    This year, 2007, is the 50th anniversary of the 4th Fighter Wing being based at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. To celebrate this, we will be publishing a series of ten articles about the greatest heroes of the 4th Fighter Wing. Over the course of these articles we will see the many different faces of heroes and look at the nature of heroism. The
  • The sound of freedom: Propulsion flight provides thrust in wing's airpower

    Have you ever been to an Air Show where a fighter aircraft surprises you with a low pass in full afterburner? There are ears screaming from the sound, skin burning from the heat and hearts jumping from the thrust. This is what the enemy must feel in his final moments ... fear, but to our brothers and sisters in arms, this is the sound of freedom.
  • Showing appreciation: Volunteers remembered on wall memorial

    Showing pride in community, sharing personal stories and volunteering to help others will help the public better understand the Air Force and the contribution Airmen make to the nation's security every day. Memorials are a way of saying thank you to the men and women of Seymour Johnson for sharing their talents and enthusiasm to inspire a new
  • A fresher set of wheels: Deployed sergeant’s ride revamped by friends

    Wings Over Wayne may be synonymous with the roar of jet engines and the smell of funnel cakes, but for one master sergeant who recently returned from deployment, it was about a group of supportive friends who chose to surprise him upon his return. Master Sgt. Arvo Kovamees, 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron superintendent of vehicle operations, is
  • MDG flu vaccination program aids wing readiness

    The 4th Medical Group here kicked-off their annual flu immunization program by administering the first flu vaccine to Chief Master Sgt. Layton Clark, 4th Fighter Wing command chief master sergeant, Oct. 6. "It doesn't hurt. Don't be a sissy, get in here and get vaccinated," said Chief Clark. "It's every Airman's responsibility to take care of their
  • What goes around comes around: Airmen return from four-month tour

    There's an old adage claiming "You can't go home again," but that statement doesn't hold true to the 128 deployment returnees who returned to their home, the 4th Fighter Wing, Sept. 28. These Airmen, deployed from various squadrons, put in long hours and an all-out effort during their four-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation