442nd Fighter Wing
  • Reserve A-10 unit redirected to Kandahar Airfield

    442nd Fighter Wing Airmen and A-10 aircraft, originally slated to deploy to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, have been realigned to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
  • Whiteman pilot logs 6,000 A-10 hours

    Nearly three decades of flying and 11 combat deployments later, Lt. Col. John Marks has achieved a milestone that equates to 250 days in the A-10 cockpit, which most fighter pilots will never reach and puts him among the highest time fighter pilots in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Reservists step up to the plate at Kauffman Stadium

    Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing support their local baseball team, the Kansas City Royals, by presenting the charitable foundation, Royals Charities, with a plaque at Kauffman Stadium, Sept. 19. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Marks, 303rd Fighter Squadron pilot, and his son were also invited to throw the opening pitch for the game against the Chicago White Sox.
  • 442nd FW completes Estonia FTD

    Reservists and active-duty Airmen from the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and Guardsmen from the 185th Air Refueling Wing, Iowa Air National Guard, completed a flying training deployment to Ämari Air Base, Estonia, August 8.
  • A-10s land on highway in Estonia

    Eight Air Force Reserve Command A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted highway landings on the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia Aug 1.
  • 442nd FW scores at KC Chiefs draft event

    Service members and their families enjoy a Military Appreciation Day event with the Kansas City Chiefs April 30 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Stages were set up on the flightline and in one of the hangars in order for a few lucky service members to announce the Chiefs fourth, fifth and sixth round draft picks live on television.
  • 442nd wins Maintenance Effectiveness Award 2 years running

    The 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Bagram AB, Afghanistan has been awarded the 2015 Air Combat Command Maintenance Effectiveness Award, distinguishing the unit as the top-performing medium aircraft maintenance unit in ACC.The award is for the unit's accomplishments during fiscal year 2015, stretching from 1 October 2014 to 30
  • Reservist helps save life

    Senior Airman Nick Heter, a 303rd Fighter Squadron traditional reservist, is also student at Kansas State University majoring in pre-med. His two careers came together recently when he helped save a life. "I was leaving the game," Heter recalled. "Out of the corner of my eye I saw someone fall straight
  • Warthogs win battle in Warsaw

    Residents of Warsaw, Missouri may not have realized it, but their city hosted a military exercise November 19. The premise that day involved simulated large, enemy armored vehicles that had rolled into Warsaw, Missouri.The exercise was part of a longstanding program that the 442d Fighter Wing, and particularly it's 303d Fighter Squadron, have