The Glory Years, Lithographic print, 18″ x 30″, L/E 450
Signed and numbered by the artist
F-105, F-100, F-15, F-4
The finest fighters served the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Fighter Wing.
For over two decades the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Fighter Wing flew some of the finest fighter aircraft of their times. It was equipped with the F-100D tactical fighter from 1973 to 1979, the F-105G defense suppression “Wild Weasel” aircraft from 1979 to 1982, and the F-4D strike aircraft with laser guided weapons from 1982 to 1986, when the wing’s 128th Fighter Squadron received its F-15A Eagle Air Superiority Fighters. These were flown at Dobbins Air National Guard base until the 128th stood down as a fighter unit in the mid 1990s.
The Wing was the only fighter unit in the Air Reserve Forces to have been awarded eight Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards for its consistently superb performance.*