Influenced by the fantastical Star Wars Elite TIE Fighter Wing, the 181st Fighter Wing is the overseeing body of the Joint Task Force 501. With a maximum of three members based on expansion, the members of this group are responsible for the overall readiness of the entire JTF. The Wing Commanding Officer, Colonel Wayne “Thud” Lemke continues to rudder the group in the same direction. The WCO, while not specifically assigned to a specific aircraft type, must be able to operate any and all airframe types within the Joint Task Force. The 181st Fighter Wing members are able to supplement empty pilot slots within missions when needed.
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