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149th Fighter Wing
182nd Fighter Squadron instructors train F-16 pilots
July 14, 2021
— The 182nd Fighter Squadron, part of the 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, stands as one of the premier fighter training units in the nation. The job of its instructor pilots is to take inexperienced fighter pilots and teach them how to employ the F-16 to defend the country...
149th FW honors history with heritage-themed aircraft pattern
June 17, 2021
— An F-16 from the 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is painted with a Vietnam-era nonstandard camouflage pattern June 10, 2021. The new heritage jet's paint scheme was chosen to honor the 149th FW’s 25th anniversary of being redesignated from the 149th Fighter Group to the 149th Fighter Wing. ...
Calling inspires lasting legacy of service in Air Force for chaplain at 149th Fighter Wing
May 27, 2021
— "Sometimes, when you volunteer, it's not about the pay; it's about what drives you from the soul." That statement pretty much sums up retired U.S. Air Force chaplain Col. Paula Payne's life mantra. Yes, she is retired. No, she is not done serving her country. Payne's life of service began in 1981 at St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, where she was working as a secondary and adult education teacher...
149th Fighter Wing welcomes new commander
May 18, 2021
— The 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, also known as the Alamo Wing, welcomed Col. Matthew C. Jensen as the newest “Gunfighter” during a change of command ceremony May 15. Jensen takes over for Col. Raul Rosario, who is retiring after 26 years of service...
149th Fighter Wing uses innovative new jet washing robot
May 5, 2021
— A new Gunfighter has arrived at the 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland … a jet washing robot. The new robot was programmed and tested at the 149th Fighter Wing under the AFWERX innovation initiative and was designed and built as a proof of concept to potentially be rolled out Air Force-wide. ...
Air Force Security Force leaders add craftsman course for National Guard, Reserve members to its training roster
January 11, 2021
— The Air Force security forces career recently created its first Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve specific 7-level course...
Fighting Falcons receive care from 149th Fighter Wing
December 3, 2020
— Behind every flight is a team of people who make it happen. The F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 149th Fighter Wing remain an example of mission dominance through uncompromised excellence because of Gunfighters like Tech. Sgt. Joseph Ramos, an aircraft armament systems technician. The 149th Fighter Wing has trained combat ready F-16 pilots for active duty, Air Guard and Reserve units around the globe...
149th Fighter Wing fatality search and recovery team trains at JBSA-Lackland
November 23, 2020
— Members of the 149th Fighter Wing fatality search and recovery team, or FSRT, underwent training Nov. 15 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on how to move into a contaminated area and recover remains after a chemical disaster...
149th Fighter Wing celebrates redesignation anniversary
October 16, 2020
— Twenty-five years ago Oct. 16 in Gunfighter history, the 149th Fighter Group was redesignated as the 149th Fighter Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Today, the 149th FW trains combat-ready F-16 pilots for worldwide operations...
149th Operations Group’s Yankee Range operators clear strafe pits
October 2, 2020
— These members of 149th Operations Group’s Detachment 1 must clear the surface and remove projectiles from the strafe pit as part of their recurring maintenance...
149th FW Fighting Falcons line the ramp at dawn
August 19, 2020
— F-16 Fighting Falcons line the ramp of the 149th Fighter Wing on an early July 24 morning at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
149th FW keeps Fighting Falcons clean and mean
August 14, 2020
— An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing, receives a jet wash at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland July 24...
149th Security Forces Squadron ‘Gunfighters’ conduct weapons training
August 14, 2020
— Security Forces “Gunfighters” from the 149th Security Forces Squadron conducted weapons qualifications training at a firing range at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex Aug. 12...
Keeping 149th FW history alive – and clean
July 15, 2020
— Tech. Sgt. Guillermo De La Cruz, 149th Maintenance Squadron member, takes his job as the 149th Fighter Wing’s historical property custodian seriously...
149th SFS Gunfighters conduct weapons qualifications
May 29, 2020
— Gunfighters assigned to the 149th Fighter Wing's Security Forces Squadron conducted weapons qualifications training May 27 on a firing range at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s Chapman Training Annex...
149th Fighter Wing performs flyovers May 11 in show of support of COVID-19 frontline workers
May 11, 2020
— The Air National Guard’s 149th Fighter Wing will fly over hospitals and medical support facilities in parts of Corpus Christi, Laredo and Lubbock May 11 as a way to honor the selfless sacrifice of all the health care workers, first responders, military and other personnel at the forefront of this crisis...
149th Fighter Wing assists with COVID-19 testing in Texas communities
April 30, 2020
— The Air National Guard members of the 149th Fighter Wing are actively assisting communities across Texas with COVID-19 screening, most recently in Dumas, Texas, April 23, and in Friona, Texas, April 24...
149th Medical Group assists with COVID-19 testing in Fredericksburg
April 22, 2020
— Members of the 149th Medical Group from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s 149th Fighter Wing joined Texas Air and Army National Guard service members in Fredericksburg April 19 to establish a community-based COVID-19 testing facility...
149th Fighter Wing maintenance team makes face masks for Guard members
April 16, 2020
— When guidance came out that personnel on base should wear face coverings when within 6 feet of each other, one Air National Guard member with a personal 3D printer figured he could help. ...
Simulator instructors gain more teaching time after CPI event
April 3, 2020
— Countermeasures developed during an Air Force Continuous Process Improvement event last September at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph are allowing 12th Training Squadron civilian simulator instructors to devote more time to their teaching duties...