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  • 332nd AEW Commemorates Pacific Islander & Asian American contributions to the Air Force

    Because the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing finds its roots in the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a segregated African-American unit who earned distinction during WWII, diversity and inclusion take on special significance here. Today that legacy continues and the 332nd looks to showcase the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders to the Air Force. In 1977, the month of May was designated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI).
  • Airman recounts legacy of four deployments with the 332nd AEW

    The history of the 332d dates back to World War II where members of the Army Air Corps flew dangerous missions escorting bombers to their targets over war-torn Europe. After the war ended the wing stood down for many years. Today, one deployed Airman remembers his four separate deployments with the wing spanning a nearly 30-year period. Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Vander Woude is currently the superintendent of maintenance at the 332d AEW, having arrived in-theater just weeks ago from the 114th Fighter Wing in Sioux Falls, Sd.
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