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Hawaii ANG fighter pilots claim top honors with Winston P. Wilson Trophy

October 1, 2021

From the DVIDS website

A Hawaii Air National Guard fighter squadron was recently recognized as one of the Air National Guard’s most outstanding flying units after receiving the Winston P. Wilson Trophy for the year of 2021.

The 199th Fighter Squadron was presented the award on behalf of the National Guard Association of the U.S., setting the unit apart among more than 30 other flying squadrons equipped with fighter and reconnaissance aircraft. 

The prestigious award is bestowed annually to recognize top-performing units, based on overall effectiveness during exercises, deployments, inspection results, accident prevention and many other significant contributions.

Maj. Gen. Winston P. Wilson, who the trophy is named after, served as the Chief, National Guard Bureau from 1963 through 1971. He was the first Air Force officer to hold the position. 

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