29 September 1954 – The North American F-100 Super Sabre entered service with the United States Air Force‘s 479th Fighter Wing. Initially, the new wing maintained tactical proficiency with the World War II-era F-51Ds inherited from the Air National Guard, then in February 1953 upgrading to the North American F-86H Sabre jet aircraft. The wing
Ralph C. Mayton, Jr.
After 20 years, 8 months and 8 days, Jim Mayton retired from the USAF. He then worked as a Carpenter’s Helper while building his own house. He was also a Lab Technician, State Highway Inspector, Aircraft Flight Scheduler/Dispatcher, USA Quartermaster Center Fort Lee VA, Aircraft Flight Safety Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer until his unit closed in 1988, whereby he moved to Safety Office on Main Post.
Jim was responsible for Range and Radiation safety., he wrote the Hazard Communication Program and was responsible for Safety for the Army Reserve Centers in Southwest Virginia.