32nd Fighter Squadron the Wolfhounds

Canal Zone – Soesterberg / Camp New Amsterdam – Ramstein

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Hughes Trophy

     

HUGHES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron

1966 – 1979 – 1980

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Hughes Trophy
Credit: USAF / KLu/ Photoflight SSB

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.

Commander D.R. Delauter (rightsite) 1981 Soesterberg wolfhounds 32nd Camp New Amsterdam 32tfs 32nd Camp New Amsterdam Slobberinhounds Wolfhound 32d Tactical Fighter Interceptor Squadron Patch 32 32e 32st 32d 32nd 32TFS TDS T.D.S. TIS T.I.S. TFS T.F.S. FS F.S. FG F.G. TFG T.F.G. Tac Tac. Tactical Day Sq Sq. Sqdn Sqdn. Incpt Incpt. Ftr. Group AOS A.O.S. facebook Operation Operations USAF facebook Holland Netherlands Dutch USAF U.S.A.F. USAFE U.S.A.F.E. Air Force Europe AFB A.F.B. CR CNA C.N.A. Wolf F-15 Eagle F-4 Phantom F-102 Delta Dagger F-100 Super Sabre F-86 603rd 603d 603 soesterburg  512 512th 32ndTFS 32ndFIS WWII WW2 

Hughes Trophy Commander D.R. Delauter (rightsite) 1981
Credit: USAF / KLu/ Photoflight SSB

 

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.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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