California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing Honors Cities of Dinuba and Reedley

California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing honors cities of Dinuba and Reedley. Photo: California Air National Guard.

 

California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing honored the cities of Dinuba and Reedley as part of its “Cities of Honor” program on Friday.

The program took place at 9:00 a.m. at the Fresno Air National Guard Base.

The 144th honor Dinuba and Reedley by ceremoniously dedicating two F-15 fighter jets to the cities and their citizens for their support to our members and the wing.

This is the Wing’s second dedication to the City of Reedley, which first occurred on Feb. 3, 2015, and the first dedication to the city of Dinuba.

The 144 FW initiated the Cities of Honor program on April 18, 2014, during a ceremony that paid tribute to the city of Madera, Calif.

Over the next few years, the Wing will continue the Cities of Honor jet-dedication program by dedicating F-15s to cities within the Central Valley to ensure lasting partnerships with the local communities.

With each dedication, an F-15 Eagle dons nose art in the form of that city’s crest.