The 477th Fighter Group is Air Force Reserve Command’s first F-22 Raptor unit. The 477th Fighter Group is a classic associate unit responsible for recruiting, training, developing and retaining citizen Airmen.
The 477th Fighter Group was originally established in May 1943 as the 477th Bombardment Group to train the legendary African-American World War II aviators known as the Tuskegee Airmen. Their legacy of service before self and courage under fire lives on in the 477th Fighter Group, reactivated Oct. 1, 2007, at Elmendorf Air Force Base as the first Air Force Reserve unit to fly, maintain and support the world’s most capable fighter aircraft. The 477th Fighter Group will provide a combat-ready force of approximately 425 Air Reserve technicians, traditional reservists and civil servants assigned to operations, maintenance, medical and mission support units.
Subordinate units include the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 477th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 477th Maintenance Squadron, 477th Civil Engineer Squadron, 477th Force Support Squadron, 477th Security Forces Squadron, 477th Operations Support Flight and 477th Aerospace Medicine Flight.
The men and women of the 477th Fighter Group functionally integrate with their active-duty Air Force partners in almost all F-22 mission areas to increase efficiency and overall combat capability while retaining reserve administrative support and career enhancement. The 477th Fighter Group leverages the traditional reserve component strengths of experience and continuity to fly, fight and win as unrivaled wingmen on the total force team at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Visit www.477fg.afrc.af.mil for more information about the 477th Fighter Group.