32nd Fighter Squadron the Wolfhounds
Canal Zone – Soesterberg / Camp New Amsterdam – Ramstein
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|›||Brief History 32nd Fighter Squadron|
|›||Insignia 32nd Fighter Squadron|
|WWII Canal Zone|
|›||6th Air Force|
|›||The Caribbean Breeze|
|›||Battle of the Caribbean|
|›||The Beginning, 1954|
|›||Tail Code "CR"|
|›||End of an Era|
|›||17th Air Force|
|›||Gomer Wolfhound Mascot|
|›||32nd Fighter Group|
|›||32nd Base Commanders|
|›||Alpha-Scramble on 1989 July 4th|
|›||CF-15C - Convertible|
|›||F-100 Super Sabre|
|›||T-33 Shooting star|
|›||F-102 Delta Dagger|
|›||Sharing 32nd Info / Memorabilia with the Curator|
HUGHES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
1966 – 1979 – 1980
The Hughes Achievement Award, also known as the “Hughes Trophy” was created in 1952.
To boost the image and “esprit de corps” of those fighter squadrons by yearly recognizing the most outstanding fighter squadron.
The award was donated by the Hughes Aircraft Company to the US Air Force. Is now sponsored by the Raytheon Company after the company purchased Hughes Electronics in 1997 and therefor renamed to “Raytheon Trophy “
Since 1970, when the program was expanded, the award has been presented to the top squadron in the US Air Force.
With a key mission of air defense, as determined by nominations from major commands and an evaluation by Headquarters USAF. Nearly every facet of a squadron’s operation is considered.
In its 48 years, the “Hughes Trophy” before renaming it “Raytheon Trophy“ has been awarded to in Europe based squadrons six times.
The 32nd has the fourth unit to win the trophy more than once, and only the second three time winner.
The 32nd TFS was the first F-15 Eagle squadron honored (1979), and the 1980 award marks the first time that any unit has won it two years in a row.