413th Mission Statement: Provide Combat-Ready Citizen Airmen
413th Vision: Innovative citizen Airmen capable of agile,
timely and efficient support to sustain and
enhance combat capabilities Air
Reserve Mission: Provide Combat-Ready Forces to Fly, Fight
Air Force Reserve Vision: The Air Force Reserve will remain
an integrated, flexible and combat-ready force
providing accessible and
sustainable capabilities as an Air Force component
supporting our National
Gen. Harrison R. Thyng, one of the earliest commanders and
WWII ace, led the group on the first ever
Pacific-crossing of single seat
fighters flying P-47N aircraft from the west coast to Ie Shima. He later
five more kills flying F-86s becoming one of only six US Airmen who were both a
piston and jet ace.
The Group's annual award for the outstanding airman is
named in his honor.
"Pete" Fernandez was the third leading ace in Korea with 15 kills
before being assigned to the
413th flying the F-100.
Before Gen. Robbie
Risner rose to fame as a Vietnam hero and POW, he first served as the commander
the 413th Fighter Day Group's 34th Fighter Day Squadron flying the F-100
aviator, Gen. Chuck Yeager, served as the 413th Director of Operations
These men set the standard for the men and women of the 413th
FTG, today and tomorrow.