Air Force Reserve Command on July 11 formally activated the 476th Fighter Group at Moody AFB, Ga., where the unit's 76th Fighter Squadron, 476th Maintenance Squadron, and 476th Aerospace Medicine Flight will participate in A-10C Warthog operations with the active duty 23rd Wing. Here, TSgt. Scott Lopez, an A-10 crew chief with the 476th MXS, reveals the name of A-10 pilot, Lt. Col. Bill James, during the unit activation ceremony. James is the commander of the newly activated 76th FS.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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