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NEWS | July 15, 2020

Keeping 149th FW history alive – and clean

By Master Sgt. Mindy Bloem 149th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Tech. Sgt. Guillermo De La Cruz, 149th Maintenance Squadron member, takes his job as the 149th Fighter Wing’s historical property custodian seriously.

De La Cruz spearheaded the project to remodel an F-16 and mount it onto a display stand at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in March 2016.

Preserving military history is a passion for De La Cruz, and he takes time to care for all the 149th’s aircraft as the wing's historical property custodian. He and retired 149th Fighter Wing member Tech. Sgt. Dean Walden recently took the time to wash an F-16 static display at JBSA-Lackland July 10.