On August 1, 2018, Col. Courtney Hamilton became the first female vice-commander of the 307th Bomb Wing.
Col. Hamilton, a Nevada native, graduated from the Air Force Academy and earned her pilot wings at Laughlin Air Force Base in 1999.
Spending her career as a fighter pilot and instructor, Col. Hamilton has logged more than 2,000 flight hours in the F-15C and T-38C Talon.
Col. Hamilton will assit wing commander, Col. Robert VanHoy, ensuring the unit fulfills its training and combat missions.
“ There is no doubt we are looking forward to Col. hamilton joining the 307th Bomb Wing,” said VanHoy. “ The Long Rangers continually lead the way in bomber excellence and Col. Hamilton will only help further our success.”
As the sole bomb wing in the Air Force Reserve Command, the 307th Bomb Wing, along with it’s Active Associate partners, provides all B-52 Stratofortress formal training for he Air Force
Additionally, along with active-duty counterparts, it provides combat ready aircrew, maintenance and combat support personnel for nuclear and conventional global operational tasking. It is the only unit in the Air Force currently operating both the B-52 and the B-1 Lancer simultaneously.
“It’s a new mission set for me, but that is exciting and I am so thankful for the opportunity to join this community,” said Hamilton. “Learning the new mission will be a challenge, but it is also an incredible way for me to be involved in another facet of Air Force combat power.”
From Staff Reports