192nd Fighter Wing Archive

  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Wing welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 11, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Ryan, Air Component Commander, Virginia National Guard, presided over the ceremony where Col. Frank J. Lobash relinquished command to Col. Mark D. Piper. Ryan remarked on the legacy Lobash was […]

    192nd Wing change of command marks start of new era for VaANG

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Wing welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony Aug. 11, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey L. Ryan, Air Component Commander, Virginia National Guard, presided over the ceremony where Col. Frank J. Lobash relinquished command to Col. Mark D. Piper. Ryan remarked on the legacy Lobash was […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Eleven Airmen from the 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were appointed as dedicated crew chiefs during a ceremony July 14, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The DCC ceremony is a unique opportunity to recognize highly skilled tactical aircraft maintainers. “Everybody remembers famous pilots such as Chuck Yeager, Billy Mitchell, George E. Preddy and Emilia Airheart, […]

    Ceremony recognizes dedicated crew chiefs

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Eleven Airmen from the 192nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were appointed as dedicated crew chiefs during a ceremony July 14, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. The DCC ceremony is a unique opportunity to recognize highly skilled tactical aircraft maintainers. “Everybody remembers famous pilots such as Chuck Yeager, Billy Mitchell, George E. Preddy and Emilia Airheart, […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — United States Air Force F-22 Raptors and Airmen from the 1st Fighter Wing and the Virginia National Guard’s 192nd Wing recently deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The F-22’s deployed to Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. […]

    192nd Wing Airmen deploy with 1st Fighter Wing to Qatar

    RICHMOND, Va. — United States Air Force F-22 Raptors and Airmen from the 1st Fighter Wing and the Virginia National Guard’s 192nd Wing recently deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The F-22’s deployed to Qatar for the first time in order to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. […]

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  • RICHMOND, Virginia – The Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, pronounced “Surf-P,” achieved an important milestone toward becoming a certified asset to first responders by scoring 95% on a demanding, two-day National Guard Bureau Standardization, Evaluation and Assistance Team, or SEAT, inspection May 23, 2019. The results of the inspection were briefed at […]

    Special response force passes key readiness inspection

    RICHMOND, Virginia – The Richmond-based 34th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package, pronounced “Surf-P,” achieved an important milestone toward becoming a certified asset to first responders by scoring 95% on a demanding, two-day National Guard Bureau Standardization, Evaluation and Assistance Team, or SEAT, inspection May 23, 2019. The results of the inspection were briefed at […]

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  • NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders recognized the top company-level units in the Virginia Army National Guard and the 192nd Wing of the Virginia Air National Guard for high levels of readiness at the third annual Virginia Military Ball April 27, 2019, in Newport News, Virginia. The Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional […]

    Top Virginia National Guard units recognized at Virginia Military Ball

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Virginia National Guard senior leaders recognized the top company-level units in the Virginia Army National Guard and the 192nd Wing of the Virginia Air National Guard for high levels of readiness at the third annual Virginia Military Ball April 27, 2019, in Newport News, Virginia. The Gate City-based 1032nd Transportation Company, 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Regional […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach serves as a vital training installation, not just for the Virginia National Guard, but for personnel from all four branches of the military, both active duty and reserve, local and state first responders, and a variety of community organizations. Its prime location is just one reason for its popularity however. The […]

    State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach serves as vital training facility for local, state and federal organizations

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach serves as a vital training installation, not just for the Virginia National Guard, but for personnel from all four branches of the military, both active duty and reserve, local and state first responders, and a variety of community organizations. Its prime location is just one reason for its popularity however. The […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Wing recognized its top performers during an annual awards ceremony Jan. 12, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd Wing commander, presided over the ceremony in which various Airmen received awards at group, wing and state levels. Brig. Gen. Marshall L. Kjelvik, Virginia National Guard […]

    Virginia Air National Guard recognizes top performers

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Wing recognized its top performers during an annual awards ceremony Jan. 12, 2019, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd Wing commander, presided over the ceremony in which various Airmen received awards at group, wing and state levels. Brig. Gen. Marshall L. Kjelvik, Virginia National Guard […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s Sandston-based 200th Weather Flight, 192nd Wing, and its team of forecasters officially have a new home after a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 4, 2019 in Sandston, Virginia. The 200th, which provides detailed weather forecasts and analysis for the VNG’s air and ground operations, is moving into the new facility after several years […]

    200th Weather Flight cuts ribbon on new home facility

    SANDSTON, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s Sandston-based 200th Weather Flight, 192nd Wing, and its team of forecasters officially have a new home after a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 4, 2019 in Sandston, Virginia. The 200th, which provides detailed weather forecasts and analysis for the VNG’s air and ground operations, is moving into the new facility after several years […]

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  • RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam hosted a reception for Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families Dec. 16, 2018, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. The reception recognized the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of […]

    Governor, First Lady host reception for VNG Soldiers, Airmen and families

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam hosted a reception for Virginia National Guard Soldiers, Airmen and their families Dec. 16, 2018, at Virginia’s Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia. The reception recognized the Soldiers and Airmen who returned from federal active duty deployments this year and their families as well as families of […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Wing has earned the Air Force Meritorious Unit Award, according to an announcement made Nov. 28, 2018, by Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd Wing commander. This is the first time the wing as a whole has received this award, which was first authorized by the Secretary of the Air […]

    192nd Wing earns Air Force Meritorious Unit Award

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Wing has earned the Air Force Meritorious Unit Award, according to an announcement made Nov. 28, 2018, by Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd Wing commander. This is the first time the wing as a whole has received this award, which was first authorized by the Secretary of the Air […]

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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The 192nd Medical Group, Detachment 1, performed readiness training and urban search and rescue training Nov. 1-2, 2018, in Sandston, Virginia, and at the Harry E. Diezel Virginia Beach Fire Department Training Center in Virginia Beach. The training prepared them for some of the wide variety of tasks they could be called to do as part […]

    192nd Medical Group Airmen train for CERFP mission

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The 192nd Medical Group, Detachment 1, performed readiness training and urban search and rescue training Nov. 1-2, 2018, in Sandston, Virginia, and at the Harry E. Diezel Virginia Beach Fire Department Training Center in Virginia Beach. The training prepared them for some of the wide variety of tasks they could be called to do as part […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing and the 192nd Wing returned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, from a deployment to the Middle East on Oct. 9, 2018. Active duty and Virginia Air National Guard Airmen were deployed 6-months as part of the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. Their efforts enabled USAF F-22 […]

    192nd Wing Airmen return from Middle East deployment

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing and the 192nd Wing returned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, from a deployment to the Middle East on Oct. 9, 2018. Active duty and Virginia Air National Guard Airmen were deployed 6-months as part of the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. Their efforts enabled USAF F-22 […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing redesignated as the 192nd Wing at a ceremony held Oct. 13, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. With 12 distinct mission sets including F-22 fighter jet operations and maintenance, intelligence and cyber operations along with multiple support units, the redesignation reflects the wing’s growth and diversity. The […]

    192nd Wing holds redesignation ceremony

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Fighter Wing redesignated as the 192nd Wing at a ceremony held Oct. 13, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. With 12 distinct mission sets including F-22 fighter jet operations and maintenance, intelligence and cyber operations along with multiple support units, the redesignation reflects the wing’s growth and diversity. The […]

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  • Richmond, Va.  — The Virginia Department of Military Affairs conducted its second Supervisor Course Sept. 18-20, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. The three-day course focused on teaching supervisors how to manage state staff, with an emphasis on state human resources and safety requirements, pay and benefits management, evaluations and discipline. It included practical training on […]

    DMA hosts second supervisors course at SMR

    Richmond, Va.  — The Virginia Department of Military Affairs conducted its second Supervisor Course Sept. 18-20, 2018, at Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach. The three-day course focused on teaching supervisors how to manage state staff, with an emphasis on state human resources and safety requirements, pay and benefits management, evaluations and discipline. It included practical training on […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia Air National Guard Airmen evacuated U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talons ahead of hurricane Florence from Joint Base Langley-Eustis and set up shelters in the local community, Sept. 11, 2018. The forecast for hurricane Florence had a potential impact on the area of Hampton Roads. The 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings made […]

    VaANG Airmen protect aircraft, citizens under hurricane threat

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Virginia Air National Guard Airmen evacuated U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talons ahead of hurricane Florence from Joint Base Langley-Eustis and set up shelters in the local community, Sept. 11, 2018. The forecast for hurricane Florence had a potential impact on the area of Hampton Roads. The 1st and 192nd Fighter Wings made […]

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  • SANDSTON, Va. — A hurricane threatens to hit Virginia and Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen respond. Mission command centers are set up and task forces are assigned in various regions throughout the commonwealth before the storm makes landfall. Commanders, Soldiers and Airmen rely on the use of technology to communicate with one another when geographically separated. It is vital […]

    Va. National Guard Airmen prep communications gear for crisis

    SANDSTON, Va. — A hurricane threatens to hit Virginia and Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen respond. Mission command centers are set up and task forces are assigned in various regions throughout the commonwealth before the storm makes landfall. Commanders, Soldiers and Airmen rely on the use of technology to communicate with one another when geographically separated. It is vital […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing Communications Flight superintendent created the winning design for the wing commander’s coin. A call for designs was put out to members of the Virginia Air National Guard after Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd FW commander, took command of the wing in November of last year. Out of approximately 14 submissions, Lobash […]

    Airman’s design selected for 192nd Fighter Wing commander’s coin

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The 192nd Fighter Wing Communications Flight superintendent created the winning design for the wing commander’s coin. A call for designs was put out to members of the Virginia Air National Guard after Col. Frank J. Lobash, 192nd FW commander, took command of the wing in November of last year. Out of approximately 14 submissions, Lobash […]

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  • JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A new commander assumed command of the 192nd Medical Group, Detachment 1, during an assumption of command ceremony August 5, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Col. Jason Price, 192nd MDG commander, marked the ceremonial transfer of responsibility by passing the MDG guidon to Lt. Col. Cheryl Stacklin, the incoming detachment commander. The primary responsibility of […]

    Ceremony welcomes new 192nd Medical Group Detachment 1 commander

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — A new commander assumed command of the 192nd Medical Group, Detachment 1, during an assumption of command ceremony August 5, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Col. Jason Price, 192nd MDG commander, marked the ceremonial transfer of responsibility by passing the MDG guidon to Lt. Col. Cheryl Stacklin, the incoming detachment commander. The primary responsibility of […]

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  • 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 U.S. Air Force announced the recipients of the 2017 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2018 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Of the five recipients, Maj. “Mongo” Dietrich, 149th Fighter Squadron chief of weapons, was named the Air Force’s Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year. Dietrich is the first F-22 Raptor pilot […]

    Virginia Air National Guard pilot wins Instructor Pilot of the Year award

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The U.S. Air Force announced the recipients of the 2017 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards in May 2018 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Of the five recipients, Maj. “Mongo” Dietrich, 149th Fighter Squadron chief of weapons, was named the Air Force’s Fighter Instructor Pilot of the Year. Dietrich is the first F-22 Raptor pilot […]

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