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‘Calico’ wing serves as representation of Total Force team supporting world-wide operations

The 313th Air Expeditionary Wing, which is supporting Operation Unified Protector, was given a nickname by the wing's commander, Brig. Gen. Roy Uptegraff. When looking at the multitude of colors of tail flashes on the 313th AEW ramp, “General Uptegraff said the ramp looked like a ‘calico cat,’” said Col. Dave Cohen, 313th AEW vice commander. “Thus, the ‘calico wing’ was born.” The 313th AEW operates from an undisclosed location in Western Europe. Operation Unified Protector is part of the international response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 of a no-fly zone over Libya. (U.S. Air Force Graphic Illustration/313th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs)

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