Sierra Hotel | 2016 | Events

Sierra Hotel: Flying Air Force Fighters In the Decade After Vietnam
Colonel Dick "Lucky" Anderegg
April 21, 2016

The United States Air Force fighter force evolved in the decade after the end of the Vietnam War. During that decade, fighter pilots fundamentally changed the way they trained, employed weapons, fought together, and even how they thought about themselves. The crucible by which these changes were tested was in an unexpected location--not over the skies of Europe, but over the desert, during Operation Desert Storm.  This history is dedicated to the efforts of those young flying and line officers, who took the combat experiences they had and innovated the fighter force into a combat capability with no peer. Colonel Dick "Lucky" Anderegg will present this critical story of the transition of the USAF at a key point in our history.