Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wing marks 70th anniversary

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The 53rd Wing will host a 70th anniversary celebration Feb.3 at Hangar 1343. Festivities include a brief history of the wing, time capsule dedication and guest speaker Brig. Gen. (ret.) Douglas Richardson, 53rd Wing commander from 1998-2000. Combat aircraft from many of the operational test wing units will be on display during the ceremony, including an F-16, F-15, F-4, B-1, B-52 and others. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 01/26/11)