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Wingman Program

An F-15E Strike Eagle crewmember from the 90th
Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska,
checks his wingman during a training mission.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt Lee Harshman)

Wingman Program:
Air Force pilots have a time-honored tradition which essentially states that a pilot never leaves his or her wingman. It's a promise, a pledge, a commitment between Airmen. This is the basis for the Air Force's Wingman program. We want to cultivate and instill this same culture of commitment among all Airmen.
In 2004, General John Jumper, Air Force Chief of Staff, implemented the Wingman program to provide support to Airmen who were dealing the stress of a high ops-tempo and all the many other stressors of Air Force life and life in general.
To help you be a better wingman, we've compiled the following links to helpful information.