192nd Operations Group Archive

  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A Virginia Air National Guard pilot received the distinguished graduate award at the United States Air Force Weapons School December 16, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Maj. “Sly,” 149th Fighter Squadron pilot, was recognized as the distinguished graduate for being the top performer in graded tasks and academic achievement. The USAF Weapons School […]

    Virginia Air National Guard pilot is weapons school distinguished graduate

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A Virginia Air National Guard pilot received the distinguished graduate award at the United States Air Force Weapons School December 16, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Maj. “Sly,” 149th Fighter Squadron pilot, was recognized as the distinguished graduate for being the top performer in graded tasks and academic achievement. The USAF Weapons School […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 149th Fighter Squadron, the oldest unit assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing,  celebrated its 71st year as a fighter squadron June 21, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The squadron was federally recognized June 21, 1947. The 149th FS is an F-22A Raptor air dominance and T-38 Talon adversary air […]

    149th Fighter Squadron celebrates its 71st year

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 149th Fighter Squadron, the oldest unit assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing,  celebrated its 71st year as a fighter squadron June 21, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The squadron was federally recognized June 21, 1947. The 149th FS is an F-22A Raptor air dominance and T-38 Talon adversary air […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 185th Cyber Operations Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, celebrated an assumption of command ceremony Feb. 24, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Darren P. Gray, 192nd Operations Group commander, presented the guidon to Maj. Nathan A. Brown, former director of operations of the 185th COS, signifying his assumption of command […]

    185th Cyber Operations Squadron welcomes new commander in assumption of command ceremony

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 185th Cyber Operations Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, celebrated an assumption of command ceremony Feb. 24, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Darren P. Gray, 192nd Operations Group commander, presented the guidon to Maj. Nathan A. Brown, former director of operations of the 185th COS, signifying his assumption of command […]

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  • LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Nearly 20 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, spent more than two months working around the clock to provide Incident Awareness and Assessment support to five states and territories following devastating hurricanes and tropical storms this summer and fall. Beginning Sept. 28, 2017, the 192nd […]

    192nd IS provides vital support to recovery operations in Puerto Rico, USVI and Southern U.S.

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Nearly 20 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, spent more than two months working around the clock to provide Incident Awareness and Assessment support to five states and territories following devastating hurricanes and tropical storms this summer and fall. Beginning Sept. 28, 2017, the 192nd […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – More than 70 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Fighter Wing’s 192nd Maintenance Group and 149th Fighter Squadron returned to Langley Air Force Base Oct. 12, 2017, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East. During their deployment, F-22 Raptors participated in Operation Inherent Resolve against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. […]

    192nd Fighter Wing Airmen return from Middle East deployment

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – More than 70 Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 192nd Fighter Wing’s 192nd Maintenance Group and 149th Fighter Squadron returned to Langley Air Force Base Oct. 12, 2017, after a six-month deployment to the Middle East. During their deployment, F-22 Raptors participated in Operation Inherent Resolve against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Lt. Col. Chris Batterton assumed command of the 192nd Fighter Wing Intelligence Squadron from Lt. Col. David Lands during a ceremony held June 25, 2016, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. “Col. Bunting and I entrust [Lt. Col. Batterton] with enabling the 192nd Intel Squadron to continue to establish dominance in the ISR realm,” said Col. […]

    192nd Intel Squadron welcomes new commander

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Lt. Col. Chris Batterton assumed command of the 192nd Fighter Wing Intelligence Squadron from Lt. Col. David Lands during a ceremony held June 25, 2016, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. “Col. Bunting and I entrust [Lt. Col. Batterton] with enabling the 192nd Intel Squadron to continue to establish dominance in the ISR realm,” said Col. […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Army and Air National Units were recognized for exceeding standards for readiness at the state and national level and for outstanding mission accomplishment at the inaugural Virginia Military Ball held April 29, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. Retired Army Col. Roger Donlon, the first person to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, served as […]

    Top Va. Guard units recognized at inaugural Virginia Military Ball

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Army and Air National Units were recognized for exceeding standards for readiness at the state and national level and for outstanding mission accomplishment at the inaugural Virginia Military Ball held April 29, 2017, in Richmond, Virginia. Retired Army Col. Roger Donlon, the first person to receive the Medal of Honor in the Vietnam War, served as […]

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  • NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — F-22A Raptor pilots and maintainers assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing brought experience and expertise to Red Flag 17-1 held Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag is an aerial combat training exercise involving air, space and cyber domains from the United States […]

    192nd FW Air Guardsmen bring wealth of knowledge to Red Flag

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — F-22A Raptor pilots and maintainers assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing brought experience and expertise to Red Flag 17-1 held Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag is an aerial combat training exercise involving air, space and cyber domains from the United States […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A 192nd Intelligence Squadron Airman with the Virginia Air National Guard was recently announced as the winner of a gold medal in the 37th Annual Maj. Gen. Doyle E. Larson Awards ceremony Nov. 2, 2016, at 25th Air Force Headquarters, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Tech. Sgt. Jon competed against Airmen across the 25th AF […]

    Va. Guard Airman recognized as top in career field

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A 192nd Intelligence Squadron Airman with the Virginia Air National Guard was recently announced as the winner of a gold medal in the 37th Annual Maj. Gen. Doyle E. Larson Awards ceremony Nov. 2, 2016, at 25th Air Force Headquarters, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Tech. Sgt. Jon competed against Airmen across the 25th AF […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed Col. Bryan “Coho” Salmon as the new 192nd Operations Group commander during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 20, 2016. Retired Col. Thomas “Bear” McAtee, former 192nd OG commander, relinquished command of the 192nd OG to Salmon. Commissioned as an officer […]

    192nd Operations Group welcomes new commander

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard 192nd Fighter Wing welcomed Col. Bryan “Coho” Salmon as the new 192nd Operations Group commander during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Nov. 20, 2016. Retired Col. Thomas “Bear” McAtee, former 192nd OG commander, relinquished command of the 192nd OG to Salmon. Commissioned as an officer […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Members of the 192nd Fighter Wing participated in the inaugural trilateral anti-access/area denial exercise with the United Kingdom and French service members hosted Dec. 2-18, 2015, at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. More than 500 service members, consisting of approximately 225 personnel from the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, 175 from the […]

    Virginia Guard Airmen participate in exercise with French and British forces

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Members of the 192nd Fighter Wing participated in the inaugural trilateral anti-access/area denial exercise with the United Kingdom and French service members hosted Dec. 2-18, 2015, at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia. More than 500 service members, consisting of approximately 225 personnel from the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, 175 from the […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and members of the Virginia General Assembly commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 21, 2016, by the Virginia National Guard Association and Virginia Guard Enlisted Association […]

    Va. National Guard personnel display equipment to General Assembly, Governor commends the Guard

    RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and members of the Virginia General Assembly commended the Virginia National Guard for the organization’s service to commonwealth and country at a legislative reception hosted Jan. 21, 2016, by the Virginia National Guard Association and Virginia Guard Enlisted Association […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Intelligence Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing will be honored with the Meritorious Unit Award for outstanding service in direct support of combat operations between June 2014 and May 2015. “During the period of award, the squadron supported 446 combat intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, created 5,898 products and contributed 21,534 […]

    192nd Intelligence Squadron to receive Meritorious Unit Award

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. – The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Intelligence Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing will be honored with the Meritorious Unit Award for outstanding service in direct support of combat operations between June 2014 and May 2015. “During the period of award, the squadron supported 446 combat intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, created 5,898 products and contributed 21,534 […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Active duty and Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron and 149th Fighter Squadron returned Oct. 8, 2015, to Langley Air Force Base, Va., after a six-month deployment to the Middle East. Approximately 200 members of the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Fighter Wing, operating the F-22 Raptor, were assigned to United […]

    Langley Airmen return from supporting ISIL airstrike missions

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Active duty and Virginia National Guard Airmen assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron and 149th Fighter Squadron returned Oct. 8, 2015, to Langley Air Force Base, Va., after a six-month deployment to the Middle East. Approximately 200 members of the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Fighter Wing, operating the F-22 Raptor, were assigned to United […]

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  • CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Airmen from the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, joined forces with the Virginia Joint Forces Headquarters, Civil Air Patrol and county agencies during an incident awareness and assessment exercise held July 13-24, 2015, at Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. The simulated hurricane disaster response demonstrated the […]

    Va. Air Guard trains to provide “big picture” service during emergencies

    CAMP PENDLETON, Va. — Airmen from the 192nd Intelligence Squadron, 192nd Fighter Wing based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, joined forces with the Virginia Joint Forces Headquarters, Civil Air Patrol and county agencies during an incident awareness and assessment exercise held July 13-24, 2015, at Camp Pendleton Collective Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. The simulated hurricane disaster response demonstrated the […]

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  • NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 200 Airmen from the 192nd and 1st Fighter Wing Maintenance and Operations Groups participated in the 40th anniversary of the Red Flag combat training exercise Jan. 26 to Feb. 13, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Annually, Red Flag brings together assets from the United Kingdom, Australia, and across multiple branches […]

    192nd and 1st Fighter Wings perform combat training at Red Flag

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 200 Airmen from the 192nd and 1st Fighter Wing Maintenance and Operations Groups participated in the 40th anniversary of the Red Flag combat training exercise Jan. 26 to Feb. 13, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Annually, Red Flag brings together assets from the United Kingdom, Australia, and across multiple branches […]

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  • LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen from the 192nd Intelligence Squadron work side-by-side with the active duty Air Force every day at Langley Air Force Base. They provide critical intelligence products to support war fighting operations around the world, and several of them took part in a capabilities demonstration for local and national news media hosted […]

    Virginia Guard Airmen supporting global operations at Langley AFB

    LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Virginia National Guard Airmen from the 192nd Intelligence Squadron work side-by-side with the active duty Air Force every day at Langley Air Force Base. They provide critical intelligence products to support war fighting operations around the world, and several of them took part in a capabilities demonstration for local and national news media hosted […]

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